IH Bogotá: the school

IH Bogotá is housed in a lovely old building in the heart of the historical district of La Candelaria. The building is famous for being the place where five former Colombian presidents used to dress and take refreshment in before their ceremony of investiture, as a plaque in the courtyard testifies.

There are many original features, including beautiful tiled and wooden floors, carved wooden ceilings, a wide, wooden staircase that sweeps up to the first floor, and a spacious interior courtyard that lets in plenty of light.

Our courses

We offer the following courses, to both local residents of Bogatá and to our students from abroad:

  • English courses
  • Teacher training courses for English teachers (TEFL)
  • Spanish courses
  • Training courses for Spanish teachers

The fact that we have students from all over the world, learning on different courses in such lovely surroundings, means that no matter what language you are interested in, you're likely to meet native speakers in the school.

IH Bogotá also teaches English to people from the local community so there are plenty of opportunities for our international students to meet and make friends with people from Bogotá.


The school's facilities include:

  • 12 spacious classrooms all with natural light
  • Multimedia facilities, which include video beams and computers which allow teachers to use the latest, interactive class materials
  • A computer room with high speed internet access
  • An auditorium with space for up to 30 people
  • Two beautiful courtyards where teachers and students can relax and enjoy each other's company
  • Free wi-fi access

Internet access

When our computer room is not being used for classes, it is available for use by students. Access is free, but is limited to periods of 30 minutes.

The room is open during school hours, from 07.00 to 20.00 Monday to Friday, and from 08.00 to 13.30 on Saturdays. This service is totally free for our students.

Interactive study materials

If you would like to continue to practice your Spanish outside the classroom, you can use the computer room to access the complete range of online Spanish language courses developed by our sister company Net Languages.

These interactive courses cover six levels (from A1 to B2) and provide extra practice in all language areas: reading, listening, writing, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, etc.

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