Frequently Asked Questions

These are some questions students ask the most.

whats the Christmas / NY holiday schedule?

Group Classes:

  • Monday 4 December - Thursday 7 December (4 days x 5 hours daily. 8am to 1pm)
  • Monday 11 December - Friday 15 December (normal week. M-F: 9am to 1pm)
  • Monday 18 December - Friday 22 December (normal week. M-F: 9am to 1pm)
  • Tuesday 26 December - Saturday 30 December (Friday's class will be 8am to 1pm, Saturday's class is 9am to 12 noon)
  • Tuesday 2 January - Friday 5 January (4 days x 5 hours daily. 8am to 1pm)
  • Tuesday 9 January - Saturday 13 January (Friday's class will be 8am to 1pm, Saturday's class is 9am to 12 noon)

Private Classes:

  • Monday 4 December - Thursday 7 December (2-8pm)
  • Monday 11 December - Friday 15 December (2-8pm)
  • Monday 18 December - Friday 22 December (2-8pm)
  • Tuesday 26 December - Friday 29 December (2-8pm)
  • Tuesday 2 January - Friday 5 January (2-8pm)
  • Tuesday 9 January - Friday 12 January (2-8pm)

How do I ask a question or enroll in Spanish classes?

Alternatively you can complete the Booking Form which is valid for both asking questions and booking.

If you need to contact us for non-class related questions you can send us a message via the Contact Us Page.

When do Classes Start?

We have new classes starting every week of the year in 2023.

Classes run Monday to Friday, every week of the year. Where Monday is a public holiday your classes will run Tuesday to Saturday.

There's about 17 public holidays in Colombia every year.

What's the difference between the classes?

Group Classes
Group classes consist of 3 to 7 people. Classes are perfect for total beginners to intermediate learners. Classes progress in a linear manner as per Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Advanced level students are recommended to take private classes for more personalized lessons. Classes are usually scheduled from 9am to 1pm. 

Private Classes
If you prefer a more customized experience 1-2-1 classes are the way to go. Private classes are great for students who want to study at their own pace (faster/slower), progress in a non-linear manner, cover a variety of topics or simply review what they have learned in previous courses. Private classes are perfect for all Spanish levels from beginner to advanced. Classes can be scheduled from 2 - 8pm.

Online Classes
If you want to learn Spanish before you start your travel adventures, or continue your classes after you arrive home, online classes are the perfect option. Classes can be scheduled from 8am to 8pm.

What's better group or private classes?

Group classes are perfect for beginners. They are great way to meet other travelers and digital nomads, especially if you're new to the city. As your Spanish level progresses you will benefit from private classes that are personalized to your need and style of learning.

If you're a beginner and not sure we recommend you start with group classes, you can always change later on, after the completion of any week.

What happens if there is not enough students for my level? 

Group Classes go ahead with 3 students or more.

  • If there are only two students, your class will be reduced to 15 hours
  • If you are the only student, your class will be converted to a private class of 10 hours. (Private classes are more expensive but we don't charge any surcharge)

 In all options you will cover the same course content simply because with less students the learning process is quicker.

Is there a Registration Fee?

NEVER. Our classes have no hidden extras.

Do I need to buy a book or any materials for class?

You'll be given handouts in the class. The last thing you need is a heavy Spanish grammar book to carry in your luggage.

What else is included?

As part of the Spanish immersion process we organize optional weekly cultural activities which may include tourssalsa classes, fruit tastings and language exchanges. It's a great way to get to know your fellow students and meet locals to practice. The schedule varies from week to week. Some optional events may have a small charge (entry fee, food etc).

Does the school have wifi I can use?

Yes there is free wifi.

How do I pay?

After completing the booking form we will send you a payment link to pay online with any international credit card. We recommend you pay PRIOR to arriving to:

  1. ensure your place in a class is guaranteed
  2. avoid delays on your first day of class

Do you offer discounts?

The only discounts we offer will be those shown on this website.

Is it safe making payment online?

We use reputable payment processing companies to accept online payments. We recommend you phone your bank and tell them that you are paying for services in Colombia so that they don't block the transaction.

Do you offer a long term visa to stay in Colombia?

This is something that we might be able to offer shortly. If you want to stay in Medellin for more than six months we recommend you review example 3 on this article about Colombian Tourist Visas. If you work online you might want to consider the new Digital Nomad visa.

What about Accommodation?

There are many options from hostels, hotels to Airbnb's with a large variety of price ranges.

We manage a number of Airbnb style apartments close to the school and in other parts of town. You can ask us for advice when booking your classes. In Colombia, homestay accommodation is not very common.

Do you have Airport pick up?

From the airport to central Medellin it is a scenic 40 minute drive. There are plenty of taxis waiting outside the airport and the fee to El Poblado is a set rate of 98,000COP valid until December 2023. We recommend you confirm the rate with the driver before entering the taxi.

Airport taxis are regulated and so it's very safe to take a taxi from the airport. Apps such as Uber are not strictly legal so we recommend you don't use them from the airport to avoid any potential problems. In the city it's fine to use them.

Is Colombia Safe?

The violent history of conflict in Colombia has diminished significantly in recent years and Colombian is now one of the most exciting new destinations for tourism in South America.
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