Our School is situated in Bogota (Chapinero Alto), a beautiful residential area. It is located in a Colonial house specially refurbished to provide a suitable academic environment without losing its originality and style.
Spanish World Institute is very near to tourist, cultural and business areas close to homestay accommodation, recreation facilities and numerous shops, restaurants,Gyms,Hospitals, Parks and shopping centers. The School is also easily accessible by buses from any part of the city.
Our Spanish programs are carefully structured, classes will include the functions of grammar, reading, oral comprehension, written and speaking exercises, as well as cultural activities. Some classes will discuss various aspects of Colombian, Latin American culture and society, students will be learning the language in the context of our culture.
Our teachers ensure that course work is relevant to our students' interests and objectives, utilizing a wide range of techniques and materials.
Students can take classes for as little as one week up to an indefinite period of time.
* Classrooms properly equipped
* Video facilities
* Computers Room
* Small yard
Au pair program|
Courses for Academic purposes
Courses for Business/Executives
Courses for Specific purposes
Courses Plus (sport, culture etc.)
Examination preparation courses
General and Intensive courses
| High school preparation courses|
Language immersion at teacher's home
One to one courses
Summer or camp programs
Teacher training programs
University Foundation/Access courses
Vacation courses for adults
Vacation courses for young learners
Work experience programs
20 Lessons per week (60 minutes each One). Offered from beginners to advanced.
30 Lessons per week (60 minutes each One) Offered from beginners to advanced.
* Private Instruction:
Offered from beginners to advanced. Classes are taught according to the students requirements.
* Combine Course (CG)
20 Lessons per week (60 minutes each One) + 4 private classes, Offered from beginners to advanced.
* Spanish + Cultural studies
This course is focus on the Colombian customs and culture. Offered from Intermediate to advanced.
* Spanish + Colombian Culinary (SCC30) This course is focus on the Colombian cuisine.
*Spanish for Executives
It is for professionals or diplomats who have been relocated and moved to Colombia and therefore need to learn the language and the culture rapidly,
tailored to the students needs. Offered from Intermediate to advanced.
* Spanish + Salsa (SS) Standard spanish course in the morning + 4 salsa classes
* Spanish + Excursions
This is a tailored course where students take Spanish classes in the mornings and have visits, excursions to tourist places in the afternoons organized
In the first day at Spanish World Institute, our students are given a tour through our school. We show them all our facilities ,and we tell them all the activities they will do. Besides, all students introduce themselves to each other, so they can share thoughts ans ideas and they can get to know between each other. In addition, all our students are given a map and a verb list, so then they can find important places in Bogota, and they can familiarize themselves with verbs in Spanish.
This course is aimed to prepare those students interested in taking the D.E.L.E. exam in any of its three levels.
Offered from Intermediate to advanced.
Spanish World Institute students' come from different countries in the world. There is a wide range of reasons why students choose Colombia as a destination to learn Spanish.
Among them, they find good opportunities to make businesses, complete their post graduate studies and travel to discorver LatinAmerican culture.
Furthermore, our students ages are varied which led us to have inclusive classes in which different points of view are displayed and encouraged to have dynamic lessons.
We organize a range of afternoon and evening activities accompanied by staff members such are pub nights, video evenings and parties, visits to theatres, concerts, restaurants,festivals, sporting events and dance clubs.
At teacher's home|
Courses without accomodation
| Host family|
SWI Bogotá´s school is situated in Chapinero Alto,a beautiful residential part of Bogotá Colombia. It is located in a Colonial house specially refurbished to provide a suitable academic environment without losing its originality and style.
SWI Cartagena´s school is situated in Bocagrande, this area contains the bulk of the city's tourist facilities, such as hotels, shops, restaurants, nightclubs and art galleries. It is located between Cartagena Bay to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west, to include El Laguito (The Little Lake) and Castillogrande (Big Castle), and 15 minutes from the wall city
Spanish World Institute has its own transfer service for students arriving at Bogota airport (El Dorado). Students are welcomed by one of the School's drivers who take them directly to their accommodation.
HOW TO GET HERE?
Spanish World Institute is close to tourist, cultural and business areas, homestay accommodation, hotels and apartments for rent, recreation facilities, parks and numerous shops and restaurants. The Spanish School is also easily accessible by buses from any part of the both cities Cartagena & Bogotá
We provide the acceptance letter to apply for the student visa at the colombian embassy in the origin country.
Once the students enter into Colombia, they have 30 days to register in DAS ( Administrative Department of Security) Please note that a student visa does not authorized holders to carry other activities like working or investing.
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I arrived in Colombia in August 2011 to work in a project. Soon i realized that not only i need Spanish for my job, but also to interact and to enjoy my time here. SWI gave me a lot of help by teaching me the basics of the language for both my work and also to enjoy this amazing country. All the teachers are more than qualified and they were more than pacient with me. The classes were well balanced, covering all my need. I had a wonderfull time here at SWI i hope others will enjoy as well. Thank you!
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SWI has been extremely helpful in developing my language skills and making my time in Bogota enjoyable. This was the first time I had traveled alone out of the United States, and SWI has made the experience more comfortable by setting up a home stay with a wonderful family only two minutes from the school. I was very pleased with the progress I made in just one week. There is a great focus on grammar, but the most helpful part of the classes was the emphasis on conversation and speaking. I was very satisfied with my brief visit to SWI and Bogota and I highly recommend it to students.