Ik heb 1 week Spaanse les gehad bij SWI. Het is een fijne school! Ik heb voor 1 week 6 uur op een dag les gehad, waarin we veel praten en oefeningen doen. Ik heb er veel aan gehad! Al zou ik zelf 2 weken aanraden als je nog maar een beginner bent replyResponder
Amy Körver
July 2022
Spanish World Institute is a great school to learn Spanish. It’s full immersion learning style, where they offer students a great language learning experience by combining Spanish courses and authentic cultural experiences (excursions, games, weekly outings and activities etc.). The classes are taught entirely in Spanish, so you don’t get to use your native language to communicate with fellow students or teachers. Which is the best and fastest way to learn the language. The prices for classes were great, plus the school is conveniently located in Chapinero – one of the safest neighborhoods of the city, surrounded by great restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries etc. Also, the process to apply for student visa was effortless! All I needed was to supply the documents and Maria took care of everything else. My visa has arrived in no time and I was able to spend more time to explore this beautiful city and learn Spanish.
Svitlana Remeniuk
February 2022
Das Spanish World Institute kann ich jedem wärmstens empfehlen, der sein Spanisch in einer angenehmen Atmosphäre verbessern möchte. Maria und Eduardo sind zwei sehr kompetente und herzliche Lehrer, die auch schwierige Inhalte außerordentlich gut vermitteln können. Ich würde jederzeit wieder meinen Bildungsurlaub hier verbringen!
Jahn Schedlo
September 2022
Die Sprachschule ist unbedingt zu empfehlen! Die Atmosphäre ist sehr familiär und Maria und Eduardo stehen auch außerhalb der Sprachschule immer mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Stunden lassen sich flexibel und kurzfristig vereinbaren. Es finden immer wieder Freizeitaktivitäten statt, durch welche es mir ermöglicht wurde nicht nur die kolumbianische Kultur kennenzulernen, sondern auch gute Freunde in Bogota zu finden. Der Unterricht ist abwechslungsreich und hat mir ungemein dabei geholfen mein Spanisch in kürzester Zeit sehr zu verbessern. Danke für alles!
Pauline Zimmermann
August 2022
Having learning experiences in numerous countries, I can say without hesitation that Spanish World Institute is the best. When you first enter you are greeted by the friends you have known forever, but you are meeting for the first time. They are your instructors who will lead you on voyage into a culture like no other. This is the essence of the Spanish World Institute.
Joseph D´Alba
Student 2018
I stayed in SWI for 4 weeks, during which I took classes in Sanish Salsa. I am very pleased with both. The standard of the teaching is mostly very high and my Spanish improved expolisively during this period.
Marcus H.
I found the classes to be quite intensive and at times have found it difficult to concentrate solidly for 5 hrs a day... especially as I struglle a grea deal with conjugations! As a result, Gustavo has attemped to keep the classes light and if he senses my frustration at not being able to grasp a concept, we move along to another topic or we go for a coffee or a bite to eat. Altough I put up a good fight, he has managed to teach me the basics of sentence construction and how to use the conjugations given the present, past and future tense. Adriana is always smiling and has always made me feel welcome at the school. She was always willing to help me with my homestay arrangements and my travel plans around Colombia. Maria has also been great support and has gone out of her way to make me feel welcome in bogotá. She has been a wonderful host and I appreciate the time she has taken out of her busy schedule to show me the parts of Bogota and surrounds, that tourists rarely get to see. In summary I have found SWI to be very professional, yet flexible in their teaching styles, to enable the student to meet their objectives. I know I was lucky to have the opportunity to have a one-on-one teacher for the past two weeks, as it has provided me with the basics of the Spanish language so I can begin my travels through South America with relative ease.
Susie O´Keefe
Student from Australia
My experience at the school in the primavera of 2008 was excellent beyond all expectations. The premises are pristine, professional and immaculate. The location is in Chapinero Alto which is tranquil, pleasant and located to many stores and restaurants. Many misconceptions persist about Colombia but I felt safe and the warmth and sincerity of Colombians was a revelation. The willingness to customize the course to an individuals personal interests was vastly appreciated and the depth of knowledge and enthusiasm as displayed by my Instructors Maurizio and Leonardo was remarkable. This is my fourth language immersion experience as previously have studied French in Paris, Italian in Rome and Spanish in Buenos Aires. Everything about the school is on par with the best language instruction I have ever received and was truly world class. Muchas gracias!!
David Dodds
I have been at the SWI for three weeks and had a great time. I started knowing very little Spanish but I have learnt a lot. Teachers were excellent and the lessons were organised and directed. I feel as though I can speak relatively confidently, although I feel that more time here would be necessary to be able to speak to a more conversational level. I feel that more speaking in class would be beneficial but this is the only minor complaint. Excursions were always venetful and fun. We were encouraged to speak Spanish to one another. Bogota is a fantastic city for someone to learn Spanish because it´s a great pplace to be and the Spanish accent is clear and easy to understand. I would recommend the SWI for anyone wanting to learn Spanish in Colombia.
Michael Mason
England - 2014
Spanish World Institute was fantastic. Highly recommended. I have struggled off and on for years learning Spanish and have always felt uncomfortable trying ti speak it. Maria and Andres create a safe, comfortable enviroment in which to learn and practice. Over the course of one week, my comprehension, speaking and knowledge dramatically improved. The teachers will challenge you to immerse yourself as much as possible in the language, but will make sure to tailor your learning experience to the pace bests suited for you.
Liza Tullidge
USA, November 2016
Spanisch lernen (auch als Bildungsurlaub möglich!) in einem der schönsten Städte der Welt am warmen karibischen Meer. SWI bietet Spanisch Sprachurlaub im Künstlerviertel Getsemani in Cartagena an. Man lernt hier in einer familiären, freundlichen Atmosphäre in kleinen Gruppen. Die Schule ist gut ausgestattet, hat eine Top Lage mit vielen netten Restaurants und Cafes direkt um die Ecke und ha: gute, ambitionierte Lehrer. Cartagena ist UNESCO Weltkulturerbe und und bietet ein einzigartiges Ambiente, tolle Restaurants und ein legendäres Nachtleben mit vielen (Salsa-) Clubs. CTG ist nur 1,5 Flugstunden von BOG entfernt. Maria von SWI in Bogotä ist Eure Haupt-Ansprechpartnerin rund um Euren Sprachurlaub. Sie organisiert alles nach Euren Wünschen. In Cartagena wiederum ist die sehr hilfsbereite Nahomy Eure Ansprechpartnerin. Ich kann diese Sprachschule nur wärmstens empfehlen, das Ambiente in dieser Stadt ist einmalig, ein perfektes setting, um Spanisch zu lernen und es gleich vor Ort anzuwenden!
Carsten Huber
Eine Woche in dieser Schule war für mich eine wunderbare Erfahrung. Gute Lehrer, die auch außerhalb des Unterrichts, in der Pause, während des Mttagessens und sogar nach der Schule Zeit für mich hatten. Vielen lieben Dank an Maria, Luz und Manuel für die spannenden Gespräche und Eure Geduld. Anfang Dezember waren nur wenige Studenten in der Schule, so dass ich quasi Privatunterricht hatte. Aber auch die Fahrradtour, Spaziergang durch die Cartagenas Altstadt und Bossa Nova Konzert waren eine schöne Gelegenheit mehr von der Stadt und Leben hier zu erfahren. Getsemani, ein Bezirk, wo sich die Schule befindet, ist richtig lebendig und bietet mit seinen bunten Häusern, Cafis und kleinen Geschäften so viel, um das karibische Leben zu genießen.
Niko Schmuck
Very nice school, good teachers, small classes and afternoon activities with locals. Also helped me with organizing my further holidays and other things like local SIM card and vaccination. You don't do a mistake when choosing this school.
Hans-Jakob Schafer
A friend of mine who works in Bogota recommended the Spanish World Institute to me, as a means of practicing the language for a few weeks while I stayed in Bogota. I spent six weeks in the city and at the institute, taking three hours of Spanish classes every weekday. I teach Spanish I in my home country, so the opportunity to exercise my skills with native speakers was not to be missed. Four of these six weeks were spent in private lessons, and the remaining two were spent studying alongside two other students. We were able to practice all four key components of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Two of the teachers were especially effective in delivering their lesson plans due to their experience, and I will remain in contact with them in the future. The activities we engaged in on Wednesday and Friday afternoons were also a fun way in which we were able to explore the city of Bogota in more depth. We went to such places as the Finca Bolivar, the National Museum, Parque 93 and the Usaquen market. I highly recommend the institute to anyone who wishes to improve their understanding of the Spanish language while also immersing themselves in local Bogota and Colombian culture.
Joshua Valin
The Spanish World Institute is a fantastic school with brilliant, friendly and helpful teachers. I only had one week at the school but would have liked at least a month to really grasp the spanish language. The school is located in a great area in Bogota. I highly recommend learning spanish at Spanish World Institute. If you can, attend at least a month long course. Maria, Alexandra and Tatiana are really lovely and are great teachers.
Jackie Hocking
I've did a week of intensive Spanisch course as a part of tildungsurlaub". I am absolutely satissfied with the Spanich classes, as well as other activities. Would definetly recommend to study Spanish there.
Yuriy Dzerin
Great place to learn Spanish. I did the intensive course for Spanish Al beginner with Maria and Tatiana and enjoyed every moment of it. In order to make it stick, you have to do your homework, re-write it a few times and practice the listening which is not easy for a beginner. I want to find more time to come back to learn Spanish thanks for all the memories and see you see. Muchas Gracias.
Wu Wu
I arrived in Bogota three weeks ago not knowing a word of Spanish and since then I have been studying at the Spanish World Institute. I cant believe how much I have learned it has been a great experience!
Julianna Tan
Canada 2012
Spanish World Institute is the best Spanish teaching centre in Bogota. In my 7 I have learned a lot. It has a very friendly environment, and very helping staff. I would highly recomend this institute.
Agdev Singh Samra
India 2012
Very good courses, a mix of theoretical courses, practice and games, with different reachers and different teaching styles. Perfect for intensive courses and for meeting other people.
Edwige Takasi
Togo 2012
Yo he tenido un tiempo muy bien en Spanish World Institute! Los profesores son muy simpáticos t Vale la pena a todas las excursiones también, porque Bogota tiene mucho para ofrecer. Mis clases han mejorado mi espakil después de 2 semanas! Gracias a todos en Spanish World Institute!
Inger Bridge
Australia 2012
I had a wonderful experience at SWI. My grammar and speaking improved so much, thanks to my wonderful teachers. I love Bogota and really want to come back. I would recommed the school to anyone. My time here has been so enriching and the school provided activities and hel in everything that I needed. Que chevere!
Shannon Maraghy
August, 2013
Muchas gracias Spanish World Institute! I have loved my time here in Bogota all thanks to this school. The classes are small and the teachers are very friendly. I felt comfortable to ask questions and speak in front of he class wich improved my conversational Spanish so much. I have also made some close friends with other students in the class that I will meet up with again on my travels throug Sout America. I found the Bogota class so helpful that I have signed up for the school in Cartagena next week!
Rob Bie, NZ
July, 2015

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