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Spanish World Institute, Bogota, Colombia

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments

Spanish World Institute (SWI)

  • Located in Chapinero Alto, a beautiful residential part of the city. It is close to several tourist, cultural and business areas and well connected by public transport.
  • The language school Spanish World Institute was founded in Bogota, Colombia in 2006.
  • Address: Carrera 4 A No 56-56, 111311 - Bogota, Colombia (see on map)
  • Tax registration ID: NIT830.035.944-1
  • Abbreviated name of school: SWI Bogota
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Spanish World Institute

The Government of Colombia has closed all international travel in and out of Colombia Until 1st september 2020.
We are monitoring developments closely and will share additional information as it becomes available.

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Number of public PC workstations:

4

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Elearning platform

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 45
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 25

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

2
40
10
10
3
4
1
2
3
15

Optional airport transfer

El Dorado International Airport:
42 US$ pick up
85 US$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 09 Apr. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 15 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 07 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020, 16 Nov. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Spanish Courses

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This course is ideal for students who needs to improve the language in a short time.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Spanish language courses are carefully structured; classes will include the functions of Spanish grammar, Spanish reading, Spanish oral comprehension, Spanish written, listening and exercises, as well as cultural activities.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course is focused on developing the communicative skills: listening, spoken interaction and production, writing, grammar, vocabulary, reading and pronunciation. The morning is usually spent focusing on the grammar of the language and the afternoon is used to practice.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 11:00
Afternoon: 11:30  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course offers Spanish classes in the morning with various visits and excursions to touristic places in the afternoons and on weekends. These trips are organised according to students interests and requests. Cost of the visits and excursions are not included in the course price.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course combines 20 hours of general Spanish in the morning with 10 hours of Colombian culture classes in the afternoon.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Private
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10 one-to-one lessons per week tailored to your specific language needs. The course includes a complete needs analysis and a program of work agreed on by the teacher and the student and a specialized individual study plan will be prepared.
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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This course is ideal for people who study business or work in a job that requires a good level of Spanish. This program aims to develop those communicative skills needed in the business world. Students will develop negotiation skills, study case studies and role plays in marketing, finances, and general management.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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This course combines Spanish lessons with lessons specifically designed to help students prepare for the DELE exam. In class you will concentrate on practice tests-taking techniques, exam strategy for the independent and integrated tasks in the following parts of the exam: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Language Plus Activity
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This course combines 20 hours of general Spanish with 6 hours of salsa lessons carefully constructed to give you a complete learning of different steps and salsa variations.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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The course is completely individualized according to the students interests, targets and abilities. All material is provided by the school and you will have free access to the Spanish school classroom platform.
Starting dates
Every Day.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 US$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 25 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

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Price extra night:
33 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 60
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This type of self-catering accommodation involves sharing a house and amenities. Some of the rooms are single.
Price extra night:
36 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
We offer two types of accommodation:
Host families: The students have the opportunity to live with Colombian host families, where they can not only practice the Spanish language in a real context but will also have the chance to taste the Colombian culture. Students can be provided with two meals per day (breakfast and dinner),or only breakfast.
Guest House: This type of self-catering accommodation involves sharing a house and amenities with other people. Some of the rooms are single but there is the possibility to share a room.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving2 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf4 km
Horse riding4 km
Mountainbiking4 km
Music1 km
Sailing1 km
Squash1 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing2 km
Yoga1 km

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    FAQ about Spanish World Institute, Bogota

  • Spanish courses at Spanish World Institute start at 200 US$ for Standard Spanish Course course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive Spanish Course , Standard Spanish Course, Semi Intensive Spanish Course
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from El Dorado International Airport (42 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Spanish World Institute varies from 1 students (Private Lessons) to 8 students (Intensive Spanish Course )
  • 100% of teachers at Spanish World Institute hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Spanish World Institute comes from Germany with a 40% representation, followed by students from USA (15%) and England (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Spanish World Institute offers courses from 12 years to 99. Average age is 28 during the summer and 38 for the rest of the year.
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