Studying Spanish at Spanish World Institute


    • Our Spanish courses welcome a diverse group of students of all ages from across the globe.
    • We offer six different levels, ranging from beginners (A1) to advanced (C2).
    • Before starting classes, students are required to take a writing and oral level test, which helps us place them in the appropriate Spanish-level course based on their abilities.
    • Our goal is to not only provide Spanish classes, but also to offer a glimpse into Colombian culture and customs.
    • We support students in setting their language-learning goals and offer continuous guidance throughout their learning journey.
    • At our Spanish school, we arrange weekly enjoyable activities such as cooking classes, salsa dancing, concerts, sightseeing tours, hiking, museum visits, and dining out.
    • Our Spanish lessons in Colombia are based on 60-minute sessions.
    • Our online Spanish lessons are designed to help you improve in any area of the Spanish language.

Studying Spanish at Spanish World Institute

Immerse yourself in Colombian culture through our Spanish Courses, offered in Bogotá. Choose from                                     

Spanish Standard Course 15 hours per week

Class schedule  8am – 11am   

Location: Bogotá.

Spanish Courses as a Second Language are only taught in the mornings for 3 hours, totaling 15 hours per week.

Spanish Semi-intensive Course 20 hours per week

Class schedule  8am – 12pm   

Location: Bogotá.

The daily schedule includes 4 hours of classes in the mornings, with a short break in the middle of each session. This adds up to a total of 20 hours of  spanish class time per week.

Spanish intensive Course – 30 hours per week

Class schedule  8am – 2pm   

Location: Bogotá.

The program offers 6 hours of engaging Spanish lessons each morning from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, with a brief break during each session, including fun activities on Friday afternoons.

Each course offers personalized attention and dynamic teaching methods in a professional and friendly atmosphere.

Bildungsurlaub Intensive Spanish Course – 30 hours per week

Class schedule 8am – 2pm

Location: Bogotá.

Spanish World Institute is an approved Spanish language school for Bildungsurlaub “Educational Leave”  Spanish courses.

What is 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. You will acquire the skills you need to hold conversations in Spanish in your professional and private life. In targeted conversation and role-play lessons, you will practise common situations and “small talk” from the outset in order to be more confident in everyday international business life. These lessons are deliberately designed to be practical. The aim is therefore to achieve a rapid improvement in communication skills and fluency, even with little knowledge of the language.

Our Spanish language courses in Bogotá Colombia with 30 hours per week are recognised as educational leave in almost all German states.
Regions where approved within: Berlin, Brandenburg, Hessen, Niedersachsen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein.

*Up to 10 days more holiday
*Wide range of courses & language activities

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DELE exam Preparation

15 hours per week

Location: Bogotá.

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.

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One-to-One lessons:

Location: Bogotá.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 organised with public schools and elderly people.

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Course Characteristics

  • Our Spanish language courses in Colombia are designed to meet individual linguistic needs, aligned with the values of “Institute Cervantes.
  • We offer four levels of instruction: beginner, elementary, intermediate, and advanced, along with DELE exam preparation.
  • Our teaching methods are personalized, utilizing the latest academic tools and methodologies.


The Spanish World Institute does not use rigid grammatical teaching methods and does not rely on a single core book. Instead, the school designs its own academic materials for classes. These Spanish learning materials are carefully prepared to meet the students’ needs and are regularly revised. In addition to the materials, teachers incorporate listening exercises using CDs, as well as videos and various other engaging resources such as games, magazines, and newspapers.”

Class Structure

Our Spanish classes include:

  • Initial assessment test
  • Structured exercises
  • Grammar-focused lessons
  • Skills review (writing, speaking, reading, listening, vocabulary, and slang)
  • Idioms
  • Cultural activities
  • Access to the study school platform and course materials In the afternoons.


Our Spanish classes are carefully structured. It will include Spanish grammar, reading, oral comprehension, writing exercises, and listening exercises. Additionally, cultural activities are also part of the course. Some Spanish classes will discuss various aspects of Colombian and Latin American culture and society, allowing students to learn the language within the context of the culture. At times, tuition can be one-to-one (one teacher, one student) due to the number of enrolled students. This way, students receive the full attention of the teacher, and classes can be tailored to fit their 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 8am – 11:00 am.
  • Semi-  Intensive spanish Course courses class schedule 8am – 12:00 pm.
  • Spanish Intensive courses class schedule 8am – 14:00 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.


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.

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Example spanish Course's week at spanish World Institute

Example spanish Course’s week at spanish World Institute

8:00 – 9:40Lesson 1Module TestHomework check Grammar reviewHomework CheckHomework check Grammar reviewHomework check Listening
9:40 – 11:00Lesson 2Speaking and vocabularyColombian CultureVocabulary GamesGrammar and SpeakingPronunciation & Listening
11:00 – 11:20Break (20 minutes)
11:20 – 12:10Lesson 3ListeningVocabularySpeaking and VocabularySpeakingFilms  
12:10 – 14:00Lesson 4WritingGrammar and SpeakingGrammarWriting and VocabularyWeekly review
14:00 – 14:30Lunch Break
At HomeHomeworkVocabulary GrammarVocabularyFollow upRevision