Teaching House Bogota
TH Bogotá is right in the midst of the historic section of the city, surrounded by dozens of cafes and restaurants, which serve local Colombian cuisine, as well as a variety of vegetarian and international options. Students will find a Juan Valdez café (a Colombian-owned chain that is the Latin American answer to Starbucks) one block from the school, and several museums within walking distance.
The school itself is located in a lovely mature building in the heart of the historical district of La Candelaria. Nicknamed 'el palacio' by the school owners, it is famous for serving as a resting place and dressing room for several former Colombian presidents before their ceremony of investiture. The building has many original features including beautiful tile work and wooden floors, carved wooden ceilings, a wide, wooden staircase that sweeps up to the first floor, and a spacious interior courtyard
In addition to the reception area and offices, the school is comprised of 12 spacious classrooms and a study room with computers that students can access before or after classes. Candidates have access to free wireless internet as well as free printing and photocopying and a fully stocked CELTA library.
Between classes, candidates can study in the sunny interior courtyard, or take a break upstairs and play a game of oosball.
TH Bogotá holds English classes for the local community; therefore international students have the opportunity to meet and make friends with the locals from Bogotá.
Sample Course Schedule & Fees
COURSE FEES: All IH Bogota CELTA courses cost a total of $1,795 USD
There is no charge to apply to the course, and applicants are not in any way committed to taking the course. THERE IS NO APPLICATION FEE.
Because places are limited on the CELTA (the maximum ratio of trainees to teacher trainers is 6:1), it is advisable to apply for a place early.
Please contact us for financing options at 1.800.756.2003
What are the accomodation options?
WITH LOCAL HOST FAMILIES
Stay with a Colombian host family, who normally provide you with single rooms although if you want to stay with a friend or relative you can also share bedrooms. Host family accommodation is offered on a bed and breakfast basis although you can also choose half board (includes evening meal).
If you are staying with us for 2 weeks or longer, you can choose to rent a fully furnished apartment close to the school. No meals are provided but a weekly cleaning service is included.
Bogotá has a wide range of hotels to suit all budgets. Some are just 5 minutes walk from the school. Contact us for further details.
Prices per week in $US (extra nights in parenthesis)
Single room in standard host family with breakfast: $US 160 (27)
Single room in standard host family with half board: $US 180 (30)
Single room in host family with private bathroom and breakfast: $US 205 (34.50)
Single room in host family with private bathroom and half board: $US 225 (37.50)
APARTMENTS IN POBLADO
Amenities for $400 / four weeks include: shared bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, TV, WiFi, desk and chair, closet, linens and pillows.
For $500 / four weeks you can also add 2 meals pr day and gym usage
For $550 / four weeks you can add 3 meals per day, laundry service, unlimited national phonecalls and bedroom maintanance.
APARTMENTS IN LAURELES
Amenities for $680 / month include: shared bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, desk and chair, closet, linens and pillows, AC, breakfast, gym usage, cable TV and pool.