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Studying Spanish at Spanish World Institute

  • Our Spanish courses are a dynamic, multicultural mix of students of all ages from all over the world
  • We offer six different levels, from beginners (A1) to advanced (C2).
  • Before classes begin, students must take writing and oral level test that helps us assign students to the correct Spanish level course that matches their abilities.
  • We aim to provide you not just Spanish classes, but also a taste of our Colombian culture and customs.
  • We help you to set your goals and give you constant advice in your process.
  • Our spanish schools offer weekly fun activities like cooking classes, salsa dancing, concerts, sightseeing tours, hiking tours, visit to museums, and dinner out.
  • Our Spanish lessons in Colombia are based on 50 minutes.
  • Our Online Spanish lessons, can help you with any area of the Spanish language that you would like to improve.

Spanish Courses Overview

Our Spanish Courses look for a deeper understanding of the Colombian culture, through cross-cultural education, personalized attention and dynamic teaching methods in a professional and friendly atmosphere.

The Spanish courses that we offer are:

Spanish Standard Course
15 hours per week
Location: Bogotá and Cartagena
Spanish Courses as a second Language are taught only in the afternoon for 3 hours, for a total of 15 hours per week.

Spanish Semi-intensive Course
20 hours per week

Location: Bogotá
The daily schedule is 4 hours of class in the mornings, with a brief break in the middle of each session, for a total of 20 hours of class time each week.

 

Spanish Intensive Course
30 hours per week
Location: Bogotá
It also consists of 4 hours of Spanish instructions in the morning, plus 2 hours in the afternoon, in which the students have the possibility to study different electives such as Spanish for business, Colombian culture, DELE preparation, for a total of 30 hours per week including the activity of Friday’s afternoon.

Bildungsurlaub Course
30 hours per week
Location: Bogotá

Spanish World Institute is an approved Spanish language school for Bildungsurlaub “Educational Leave” courses. What is Bildungsurlaub Educational Leave? Educational Leave is time off to undertake a course of full-time studies for a minimum of two weeks. Applications for this through Spanish World Institute would mean a full-time course to improve your Spanish language skills in all areas from speaking, writing, reading and listening; to pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. Counties we are approved within: Berlin, Brandenburg, Hessen, Niedersachsen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Hamburg , Schleswig-Holstein. 

 

DELE exam Preparation
15 hours per week
Location: Bogotá and Cartagena

In class you will concentrate on practice test- skills, exam strategy for the independent and integrated tasks in the reading, writing, speaking, and listening parts of the exam.

One-to-One lessons:
Location: Bogotá and Cartagena
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.

Spanish course for specific purposes
Location: Bogotá
Morning classes concentrate on improving Spanish language by working on the skills and in the afternoon the classes are focused on the Colombian customs and culture, Business, medical vocabulary.

Online lessons:
The course is completely individualized by the learner’s personal teachers, the subject matter can be chosen by the student, according to their interests, targets, and abilities, all materials are provided by Spanish world Institute and there is a free access to our Spanish school classroom platform. The start date is flexible and can be adapted to suit the new student’s commitments, and the speed of learning is personalized to the ability and needs of the student, so that they are comfortable with the pace, and really enjoy their learning experience.

Spanish plus volunteering
Location: Bogotá
This program combines standard Spanish courses with fifteen hours of volunteering work from Monday to Friday. Students take Spanish classes in the mornings, during the afternoon work as a volunteer. This experience is organized with public schools and elderly people.

 

 

Course Characteristics

  • Flexible and homogeneous Spanish language courses.
  • Spanish Courses designed according to the students linguistic needs.
  • Our Spanish Language School in Colombia follows the values of “Instituto Cervantes”.
  • We offer 4 levels of teaching Spanish: beginners, elementary, intermediate and advanced plus DELE exam preparation.
  • Spanish Language teaching methods according to the student’s profile.
  • Use of the latest academic tools such as software and new methodologies.

Methodology:

Spanish World Institute will prefer not to use rigid grammatical teaching methods. Therefore we will not use a single core book. The Spanish language school designs its proper academic material for the classes. These Spanish learning materials are carefully prepared to meet the student´s needs and are revised regularly. Teaches will also use CDs for listening exercises, as well as videos and many other playful material (games, magazines, and newspapers).

Class Structure:

Our Spanish lessons include:

  • Test on the first day.
  • Time exercise.
  • Lessons targeting areas of grammar.
  • Revisions of skills (writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, idioms and slangs).
  • Cultural Activities.

Our Spanish language programs are carefully structured; classes will include the functions of Spanish grammar, Spanish reading, Spanish oral comprehension, Spanish written and listening exercises, as well as cultural activities. Some Spanish classes will discuss various aspects of Colombian and Latin American culture and society; students learn the language in the context of our culture.

Sometimes tuition can be one-to-one (one teacher, one student) due to the amount of students enrolled. This way gives students the full attention of the teacher and allows SWI to tailor the classes to fit student needs.

Timetable and Schedule:

  • Spanish courses as a second language in Colombia will start every Monday. If there is a Colombian bank holiday it will start on Tuesday.
  • Spanish Standard courses class schedule 9am – 13:30pm.
  • Spanish Intensive courses class schedule 9am – 16:30 pm.
  • Students can take and learn Spanish lessons for as little as one week up to an indefinite period of time.

 

Tests and exams:

Students will also take progress tests throughout the course (usually weekly). These help us to see if they are ready to continue to new levels.

In addition they will take a Spanish exam at the end of each Spanish level to check if they are ready to move up to the next level.

 

Certificate:

On completion of the course at with at least a 90% attendance record, students will receive a Spanish certificate course from Spanish World Institute. This will outline the number of hours studied and standard attained.

 

 

Choose your course

SWI General Spanish


Study for: 
15, 20, or 30 hours per week

Group Size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 8

Start Date: Any Monday (except Bank Holidays)

Course Length: Flexible, minimum 1 week

Minimum Age: 18

Ideal course for: All students

 

Course Description

The General Spanish courses in Bogotá and Cartagena concentrate on improving every aspect of the Spanish language. This course is focused on developing the communicative skills: listening, Spoken interaction and production, writing, grammar, vocabulary, reading and pronunciation.

Our Spanish learning program follows a syllabus which ensures steady progress; on this course you are given homework.

The levels of the classes range from complete beginner (A1) to proficiency (C2). The first two hours will be focused on teaching the grammar of the language, and on the next lesson section it will be used to practice in a communicative way, that’s why the use of games, magazines, newspaper and forth are likely to be practiced here.

Study for: Flexible hours but usually 2, 4 or 5 hours per week

Group Size: One to one or private group classes (min 2 – max 4 people in the same class with same level)

Start Date: Any week day (except weekends or Bank Holidays)

Course Length: Flexible, minimum 1 hour

Minimum Age: 18

Ideal course for: All students , Professionals, Business students

Course Description

Our Online Spanish Lessons, can help you with any area of the Spanish language that you would like to improve.

The course is completely individualized by the learner’s personal teachers, and the subject matter can be chosen by the student, according to their interests, targets, and abilities.

It includes a complete needs analysis and a program of work, agreed on by the teacher and the student, a specialized individual study plan will be prepared.

Spanish learners can take classes from the convenience of their own home, the start date is flexible and can be adapted to suit the new student’s commitments, and the speed of learning is personalized to the ability and needs of the student, so that they are comfortable with the pace, and really enjoy their learning experience

The levels of the classes range from complete beginner (A1) to proficiency (C2).

The courses are focused on working all the skills of the Spanish language, It is carefully structured; classes will include the functions of grammar, reading, oral comprehension, written
And oral expression (communication) exercises. All materials are provided by Spanish world Institute and there is a free access to our school classroom platform.

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Spanish Worls Institute 04

Study for: Flexible hours but usually 5, 10 or 20 hours per week

Group Size: 1

Start Date: Any week day (except Bank Holidays)

Course Length: Flexible, minimum 1 hour

Minimum Age: 18

Ideal course for: All students , Professionals, Business students

Course Description

The one to one Spanish Course in Bogotá and Cartagena is offered from all levels. These Spanish classes are taught according to the students requirements.

Our one-to-one courses can help you with any area of the Spanish language that you would like to improve.

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.

Study D.E.L.E. only for: 15 hours per week (Only afternoon)

Study D.E.L.E. plus General Spanish for: 30 hours per week (20 hours general Spanish + 10 hours D.E.L.E preparation)

Group Size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 8

Start Date: Any Monday (except Bank Holidays)

Course Length: Flexible, minimum 1 week

 Minimum Age: 18

 Ideal course for: University students, professionals with a level A2 +

 

Course Description

This specific Spanish course is aimed to prepare those students interested in taking the DELE. Exam in any of its three levels. This course is focused on general Spanish classes in the mornings and DELE Preparation in the afternoon.

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

Study Business Spanish only for: 15 hours per week (only afternoon)

Study Business + General Spanish for: 30 hours per week (20 hours general Spanish + 10 hours business Spanish).

Group Size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 8

Start Date: Any Monday (except Bank Holidays)

Course Length: Flexible, minimum 1 week

Minimum Age: 23

Ideal course for: Professionals, Business students with a level B1 +

 

Course Description

This Spanish course is ideal for people who study business or work in a job that requires a good level of Spanish.

This is an intensive Spanish course (BS30) which can be taught in group or private, depending on the number of students enrolled. In the morning the students develop general skills, while in the afternoon they focus on Spanish for business.

The course develops negotiation workshops, case studies and role plays in marketing, finances, and general management. This Spanish program aims to develop those communicative skills needed in the business world.

In your Business Spanish class, you will study:

  • Vocabulary for key Business topics, for example, marketing, negotiating, presenting, advertising, finance
  • Speaking & listening skills, for example, telephoning, meetings, interviews
  • Reading & Writing skills, for example, emailing, reports, articles

We recommend this course for students who are upper-intermediate – advanced (B2 – C1). However, some intermediate (B1) level students who are used to using some Spanish in their workplace often benefit greatly from this class.

Study for: 30 hours per week (20 hours of general Spanish + 10 hours of Colombian culture classes).

Group Size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 8

Start Date: Any Monday (except Bank Holidays)

Course Length: Flexible, minimum 1 week

Minimum Age: 18

Ideal course for: All students with a level A2 +

 

Course Description

Morning classes concentrate on improving Spanish language by working on the skills Speaking, Writing, Listening or Grammar focusing in the classroom on using language in real situations and in the afternoon the classes are focused on the Colombian customs and culture.

Study General Spanish for 26 hours per week (20 hours of general Spanish + 6 hours of salsa lessons).

Group Size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 8

Start Date: Any Monday (except Bank Holidays)

Course Length: Flexible, minimum 1 week

Minimum Age: 18

Ideal course for:  All students

Course Description

This course is based on general Spanish in the morning and salsa lessons in the afternoon. The salsa dance classes are very carefully constructed to give you a complete learning tool of different steps and its variations.

Study General Spanish for 20 hours of general Spanish + 3 afternoon excursions per week.

Group Size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 8

Start Date: Any Monday (except Bank Holidays)

Course Length: Flexible, minimum 1 week

Minimum Age: 18

        Ideal course for: all students

Course Description

This is a tailored course where students take Spanish classes in the mornings and have visits and excursions to touristic places in the afternoons. These trips are organized according to the student’s interests and requests. Prices of the visits and excursions are additional to the course prices.

Example spanish Course’s week at spanish World Institute

 

School Lessons Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 – 10:00 Lesson 1 Module Test Homework check Grammar review Homework Check Homework check Grammar review Homework check Listening
10:00 – 11:00 Lesson 2 Speaking and vocabulary Listening Speaking and Vocabulary Grammar and Speaking Pronunciation
11:00 – 11:30 Break (30 minutes)
11:30 – 12:30 Lesson 3 Listening Vocabulary Speaking and Vocabulary Speaking Speaking
12:30 – 13:30 Lesson 4 Writing Grammar and Speaking Grammar Writing and Vocabulary Weekly review
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:30 Lesson 5 Business Spanish Exam Preparation Colombian Cultura Salsa Classes Activity
15:30 – 16:30 Lesson 6 Business Spanish Exam Preparation Colombian Cultura Salsa Classes Activity
At Home Homework Vocabulary Grammar Vocabulary Follow up Revision Reading
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