Toucan Spanish School

Voted No.1 by National Geographic

Best Place to Study Spanish

Welcome to Toucan Spanish School, described by National Geographic magazine as the best place to learn Spanish in Colombia.

We have 2 Spanish schools based in the vibrant cities of Medellin and Cali. Our survival and travel Spanish focused courses are designed for complete Colombia immersion, perfect for travelers, digital nomads and expats. 

Whether you're seeking to immerse yourself in the bustling streets of Medellin or the rhythmic salsa beats of Cali, your journey towards mastering Spanish and making unforgettable memories starts here.

Toucan Spanish School Medellin

" Toucan Spanish is your passport to Spanish fluency. Spanish courses designed especially for travelers, digital nomads and expats "

Our Classrooms

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Toucan Spanish Classroom 2
Voted No.1 by National Geographic

Best Place to Study Spanish

Learn Local

Immerse yourself in the true essence of Colombian Spanish.

At Toucan Spanish, our Learn Local © philosophy is at the heart of what we do, merging engaging Spanish language lessons in Medellin & Cali with local cultural experiences, enriching your learning journey.

Our experienced native Colombian Spanish teachers teach practical, everyday, and travel Spanish skills, through our unique locally oriented classes. Beyond the classroom, we extend your education to real-life settings, letting you experience the vibrant Colombian lifestyle firsthand.

Whether you study in Medellin or Cali, our courses are designed to connect you with the heart of Paisa and Caleño cultures. You'll have the opportunity to savor the world-renowned Colombian coffee, indulge in the flavors of delicious tropical fruits, dance salsa, forge new friendships with locals, and practice your Spanish every step of the way.

This immersive Learn Local © approach is what sets us apart, earning us the reputation as the best Spanish school in Colombia.

Want to learn Colombian Spanish but can't travel yet? No worries, we'll fly to you with our flexible 1-2-1 online Spanish classes.

Toucan Spanish Activity

Making Cocktails

Spanish School Activities

Class Outing

Cultural Experiences Colombia

Making Empanadas

Medellin Comuna 13

Comuna 13

Coffee Medellin

Colombian Coffee

Classroom Methodology

Whether you're planning to live, travel or work in a Spanish-speaking country, a Toucan Spanish course will provide you with the necessary tools and confidence to navigate any local situation.

We teach practical day-to-day Spanish. We understand that your goal is to be able to communicate effectively in real-life situations, making yourself understood and being able to understand others, whether in person, on the phone or texting with your friends. 

Our Spanish lessons follow the guidelines set by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which ensures that you'll progress through levels A1, A2, B1, B2, and beyond. This structured approach allows you to track your progress and effectively develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities.

We have our own curriculum and handouts, so there’s no additional expense to buy heavy grammar books.

Spanish Immersion Classes Medellin
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Group Spanish Classes

Group Spanish classes offer a dynamic and engaging learning environment, perfect for those seeking an interactive & social language learning experience. Classes generally consist of 3 to 6 people.

At Toucan Spanish, we understand that connecting fellow language learners can enhance the learning process and create a supportive community. Our group Spanish lessons provide the opportunity to learn alongside like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and practice conversational skills in a fun and collaborative setting.

Join in Toucan's weekly cultural and Spanish immersion activities with your classmates (optional).

Note: You'll be given a level placement test before starting to determine your level of Spanish. If you're a total beginner you'll start in week 1.

Study Spanish in Medellin


  • Classes start weekly
  • All levels
  • Monday to Friday
  • 9am - 1pm
  • 20 Hours per week
  • Cultural activities
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Private Spanish Classes

Private Spanish lessons offer the ideal solution for individuals seeking to accelerate their learning process or students who prefer a more personalized experience.

At Toucan Spanish, our private Spanish lessons provide the flexibility to study at a time that suits your schedule, allowing you to balance your language learning journey with your work & travel commitments.

With one-on-one attention from our experienced instructors, you can maximize your learning potential and make significant progress at your own pace.

We usually recommend 2 hours of private Spanish lessons per day. In 2 hours of private classes you'll generally learn the same as 4 hours in a group class. The bonus is that you'll have 2 hours a day extra to study in your own time, practice with locals, go sightseeing or work online.

We also offer Online Spanish Classes.

Spanish Classes Medellin


  • Personalized 1-2-1 Spanish classes
  • 1 or 2 hours a day
  • Usually scheduled after 2pm
  • Customized to your individual goals & learning style
  • Perfect for students at all Spanish levels
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Couples Spanish Classes

Couples, Friends, Family

Couples Spanish Classes are the perfect option if you're studying with a partner, friend or family member and prefer not to be in a group with other people.

This unique learning approach allows both individuals to practice speaking and listening skills together, enhancing their Spanish language acquisition through mutual support and shared experiences.

A standard Couples Class is designed for 2 or 3 people but we can create larger private group classes upon request.

To get the most out of this class type, everyone needs to be at the same Spanish level.

Studying Spanish in Medellin


  • 1 to 4 hours a day
  • Can be taken in-person or online
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Conversation Club

Let's talk

The Conversation Club *NEW* is a FREE event designed for anyone who wants to practice speaking Spanish in a casual, fun environment led by one of our enthusiastic teachers.

The Conversation Club runs every Wednesday according to the following schedule:

  1. 4-5pm: Basic / Survival Spanish
  2. 5-6pm: Intermediate
  3. 6-7pm: Advanced

See you there!

    Studying Spanish in Medellin


    • It's FREE, no registration required
    • Open to anyone, you don't need to be a Toucan Spanish student
    • Just choose your level and turn up
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    "This is the best place to learn Spanish. Everything is well-organized, good communication and great teachers. I am a beginner, had absolutely no Spanish background and after 2 weeks with the beginner course, I already made very good progress. They arrange activities once per week in addition to the classes to experience something traditional of Medellin. All the teachers are talented but I want to give a special shout out to Sara"

    - Eleoni, South Africa

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    • Highlights:

    • Learn Spanish in Medellin & Cali

    • Classes Start Weekly

    • Group, Private & Online Classes

    • Survival & Travel Spanish