Studying 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

 

 
Social Programme

SWI provides an extensive program of leisure and cultural activities throughout the year. Activities are many and varied and, while some are free, a small additional payment is required for certain events.

 
Conversation

This classes give you extra practice to help you to learn to use the new grammar and vocabulary you have gained. Your Teacher will provide error correction to help you meet your learning goals.

 
Exam Preparation

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

 
Need Analysis

Each week the teachers will discuss your needs and progress so that the weekly plan is tailored to your requirements and achive your aims.

Courses Overview

Spanish World Institute's 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.
 Spanish courses in Bogota and Cartagena
The Spanish courses in Bogota and Cartagena that we offer are:
  • Spanish Standard Course (15 hours per week / Only afternoon): 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): The daily schedule consists of 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): 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.

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.

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.
  • Students can take and learn Spanish lessons for as little as one week up to an indefinite period of time.
  • Spanish Standard courses class schedule 9am – 13:30pm.
  • Spanish Intensive courses class schedule 9am – 16:30 pm.

Class Structure:

Our Spanish lessons include:

  1. Test on the first day.
  2. Time exercise.
  3. Lessons targeting areas of grammar.
  4. Revisions of skills (writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, idioms and slangs).
  5. 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.

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).

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 an 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.

General Spanish courses in Colombia

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, Professionals
 

Course Description

The General Spanish courses in Bogota and in 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. There is a test every Friday to give you the opportunity to check your knowledge; on this course you are given homework every day.

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

One-to-one tuition

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 - Professionals, Business students
 

Course Description

The Spanish Courses in Bogota and in Cartagena are offered from beginners to advance. These Spanish classes are taught according to the students requirements.

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

Our one-to-one Spanish lessons provide you with an individual Spanish course in Bogota or in Cartagena which responds to your unique Spanish 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.

D.E.L.E. Preparation

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
 

Course Description

This specific Spanish course is aimed to prepare those students interested in taking the D.E.L.E. exam in any of its three levels. This course is focused on general Spanish classes in the mornings and D.E.L.E. 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

On this course you will study general Spanish for 20 hours per week and D.E.L.E. for 10 hours per week.

Business Spanish in Bogota

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
 

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 programaims 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.

Spanish + Colombia Cultura

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

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.

General Spanish + Salsa Lessons

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

Course Description

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

Spanish plus Activities in Colombia

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
 

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 and weekends. These trips are organized according to the student’s interests and requests. Prices of the visits and excursions are additional to the course prices.

SWI Progress

Contact us: Bogotá

Spanish World Institute
Carrera 4A #56 - 56 Casa Esquina
Bogotá - Colombia
South America

Office hours
Monday to Friday
8:30am - 5:30pm

Tel: +57 1 248 3399
Fax: +57 1 256 9564
Mobile: +57 310 241 2428

 

Contact us: Cartagena

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Spanish World Institute
Calle del Pozo No 25-75 Getsemani
Cartagena - Colombia
South America

Office hours
Monday to Friday
8:30am - 5:30pm

Tel: +57 1 248 3399
Fax: +57 1 256 9564
Mobile: +57 310 241 2428

Acreditations

 

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