The secret is out. Medellin is one of the fastest growing Spanish language destinations in South America and it’s really not hard to understand why. With great weather, super friendly locals and a cosmopolitan modern city that rivals any other in South America, everyone who comes to Medellin falls in love.
In Medellin the Spanish students tend to be a mix of both travelers and professionals working here or taking a career break. As the “Innovative city” Medellin attracts many IT professionals and entrepreneurs coming here looking to expand their career horizons… or simply take a break from it. Medellin is a perfect place to mix living, working and studying.
Travelers and backpackers also love Medellin because it has such a relaxed vibe you really feel like your on vacation. Most people are surprised how safe it feels and you’re 10 times more likely to get mugged in Barcelona than you are in Medellin. Lastly we can’t ignore the fact that Medellin has some of the most beautiful women in the world. We’re not sure why some people use dating websites like Colombian Cupid because Colombian women are very friendly and easy to meet… but each to their own. Just don’t go finding a “Spanish teacher” on online sites such as this because we’re pretty sure they’re more interested in giving you and your money a good time than teaching you good Spanish.
At the moment there are only a few schools to learn Spanish in Medellin but what the city lacks in quantity is certainly made up for in quality. EAFIT University for example is one of the most prestigious Universities in Colombia with a modern, state of the art Spanish Language faculty located in their beautiful campus. Medellin Language Academy also comes highly recommended with excellent reviews from past students. Because of the lack of schools and the higher disposable income of the students studying here there is a comparatively large number of private Spanish teachers in Medellin.
Take a look at your options below and on the private Spanish Lessons Medellin page and if you’re not sure what the best option is for your individual situation then make the most of our FREE CONSULTATION service.
Study Spanish COLOMBIA are not just the Spanish Language experts in Colombia but we’re based here in Medellin so we know all your options like the back of our hand. We guarantee the schools and teachers you see here are the very best in Colombia. How do we know? We ask every student that books a school or teacher via us to submit a review. When you ready to book a school you can BOOK HERE or BOOK A TEACHER HERE.
A number of Spanish schools have come and gone over the past few years. However Medellin Language Academy has stood the test of time and is now is the the leading Spanish language school in Medellin. Federico and his school always receive excellent recommendations from former students.
The following two Universities have reputable Spanish Language Courses in Medellin:
Another couple of universities in Medellin claim to have Spanish courses within their languages department. They are considerably smaller than EAFIT and UPB and probably only cater for a few students at a time:
Important: Please refer to the Colombian Visa Requirements section to learn more about the necessary visas for studying at a Colombian university.
If you don’t like group classes studying with a private Spanish teacher is another great way to learn Spanish. Most the students I talk to say that 2 hours of private lessons is the same as 4 hours in a group class. It also works out cheaper because instead of paying for a 4 hour intensive group class, you can simply pay 2 hours with a private teacher, with the same result. And the bonus is that you have 2 extra hours in the day to do your homework or better still go out and meet new friends to practice your new Spanish skills with.
In Medellin we have a large number of private Spanish teachers, all very highly qualified and experienced. You can read more about them on the private Spanish lessons Medellin page.
Many students want a full-on Spanish immersion experience and choose to take Spanish lessons combined with a stay with a Colombian homestay family here in Medellin. Medellin Homestays are a company that have been providing a Homestay service for a number of years and also many of the Spanish schools have a list of families that you can review and organize yourself. You want to be sure that the homestay family is interested in contributing towards your Colombian cultural experience and not just renting a room for extra cash.
No matter where you plan to learn Spanish in Medellin Study Spanish COLOMBIA are able to arrange a both your language course and homestay family. Don’t hesitate to ask us.
Many students are choosing to take Skype Spanish Lessons prior to landing in Colombia. It’s a great way to get to know your teacher before arriving and also a great way to get a head start with the language. Imagine spending an entire day on a plane just to arrive in Colombia and not know how to tell the taxi driver where to go or how to order a well deserved beer. That would be terrible.