Colombia Immersion Spanish School

Colombia Immersion Spanish School, Envigado: Hours, Address, Colombia Immersion Spanish School Reviews: 5/5

Colombia Immersion Spanish School

Colombia Immersion Spanish School
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Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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We love language learning! At Colombia Immersion we believe in a more compassionate world where people can communicate, connect and see the world through the eyes of their neighbors. Learning a new language can broaden our worlds and challenge us to see the world from a different perspective. By learning Spanish together, we make a journey through the Colombian culture and therefore bringing the people of the world closer together.
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Robert C
2 contributions
I'm so thankful for my 3+ months of study at Colombia Immersion! The people in the school are so kind and welcoming, and the quality of the instruction is just fantastic. I studied in the Laureles location, but also visited Envigado for the social events. Laureles is a beautiful, safe neighborhood and the staff are incredibly professional and devoted to student success and experience. I studied mostly with Juan, and he takes his job incredibly seriously - my Spanish proficiency grew in leaps and bounds. I recommend this school and location to anyone interested. I absolutely love Medellin and this school is an important part of that experience!

Despues de estudiar por solo 3 meses, logré tener charlas muy fluidas con personas de Medellin, y me dió lo que necesitaba para seguir estudiando y mejorando con podcasts, libros, articulos y otros recursos. Ya tengo muchos amistades con vecinos en los eeuu que casi no hablan ingles, y todo eso es por la instrucción de Colombia Immersion!
Written August 4, 2020
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Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your kind words and we're happy that you enjoyed your experience with us! Esperamos que sigas practicando español y nos gustaría verte otra vez en Medellin!
Written August 6, 2020
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ZUli78
Sao Paulo, SP3 contributions
I visited Medellin in July 2018, and my experience was AMAZING! Absolutely nothing to complain, classes were just perfect and the staff were very friendly and treat equally well all students from so many different countries in the World. I'm writing a new review because since the pandemic started and the school announced the online classes, I decided to retake my Spanish classes with Colombia Immersion twice a week. And I must say that the quality that I found in person is the same in my virtual classes. I highly recommend online classes with Colombia Immersion! And when everything comes back to normal, and if you want to have a real immersion not only in the language but also the rich Colombian culture, you should really consider to visit Medellin and become a student of Colombia Immersion Spanish Scholl, I bet this will be one of the best experiences of your life!
Written July 27, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We're happy that you enjoyed your classes with us! And we also hope that soon everybody can experience the Colombian culture in the lovely city of Medellin again. Saludos,
Written August 6, 2020
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Nicolette
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
The school itself is so so, a lot of better schools in the area. The thing is that they have a lot of hidden costs which does not apply to everyone. So some students in the same class end up paying a lot more for the same experience. I know Asians are charged more, I am not so sure about other groups.
Written July 17, 2020
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Dear Nicolette, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We wanted to learn more about what happened to understand your inconvenience, but neither our memories nor our student records show a student named Nicolette from Singapore back in January. Could it be that you studied with another school in Medellin or that you studied with us in another period? We can assure you that all our prices are completely transparent and exactly the same for everybody, regardless of where they come from. We often don’t even know where someone comes from. You can find our prices on our website. We do give discounts to people that study long term with us. If you believe that a mistake was made in your invoice, please send us an email on info@colombiaimmersion.com with your full name and the period that you studied with us. We’ll be happy to explain the invoice or notice if a mistake was made and pay you back the difference. We always carefully check our invoices, but a human mistake is of course always possible. We hope to hear from you and in the meantime: stay safe!
Written August 6, 2020
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CatherineG
2 contributions
I cannot recommend this programme enough! It was truly an awesome experience. The staff was especially helpful and professional but without the feeling of being unapproachable. I can only compare it to being part of a big family with super amazing brothers/sisters. If you are thinking of doing an immersion programme, this is the ONE!! My experience here can't be put into words that would do it justice, but looking back at the pictures on the website and being able to relate to them and that feeling of nostalgia is priceless. Take the plunge and do it.... you won't regret it. I was at the school in Laureles just over 4 weeks out of 7, attending classes until COVID boo! I plan on returning if circumstances permit.... Iv'e actually met a couple of people there who had returned for the second time, so that in itself speaks volumes. I'd choose Laureles again in a heartbeat!
If you're wondering which to choose I would go for Laureles again and again and again because it is truly a special neighbourhood with its parks and green areas, the stadium, the metro, restaurants and bars. The night life outside Laureles is easily accessible without being in the thick of all the backpackers. I seemed to encounter a mixed crowd of travellers at the school that were full of good energy and were great fun.
Written June 10, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind review and for sharing your experience. It's amazing to hear that looking at our website brings back feelings of nostalgia to you and we hope that others experience the same once they get back home! I'm sure we'll see you again here in Medellin as soon as the world gets back to normal. Saludos,
Written August 6, 2020
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Kate
London, UK1 contribution
Two years ago I went to the school in Envigado for a month, it was brilliant. The way the classes are taught ensure that you do not move onto another topic without fully knowing the previous one. The teachers are fun, caring, passionate and know how to engage the students with Spanish. The reason I am writing a review now is because I have just completed two weeks of online lessons. During this uncertain period I have had more time so thought I should try and improve on what I had previously learnt. The online lessons have not disappointed, as expected they have been super engaging, fun and I have learnt a lot. I cannot recommend this school enough.
Written May 2, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review and it's great to hear that you also enjoyed your online classes with us! Saludos,
Written August 6, 2020
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Joseph Truong
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
It will be impossible to sum up all the wonderful experiences made possible by the school. The only thing you need to know is come and stay as long as you can afford to, the super awesome and kind staff will make your experience unforgettable.

There is school during the day and various activities planned for every night of the week.

The school and the teaching curriculum is outstanding, I’m very pleased with my learning progress. However, it is more important to note that the staff and the community which they’ve built is what made my experience unforgettable.

Through the school, you’ll meet great people (life long friends) both international and locals. You’ll tour the city, try local foods, learn the culture and even a few dance moves.

The best review I can give is my recurring enrolment:

In March 2019 I enrolled in four weeks of classes at the Laureles school. I returned again in February 2020 for another four weeks of classes (I planned to stay longer but it was cut short by COVID). I’m now attending my third week of online classes with the school.

The staff feels like an extended family to me and I cannot wait to return in the future. Thank you all for the wonderful memories!
Written April 15, 2020
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Hola Vinh, muchas gracias por tus amables palabras y por tomarte el tiempo para dejarnos esta bonita reseña. Nos alegra que hayas tenido una experiencia inolvidable y que estés muy satisfecho con tu progreso de aprendizaje. Gracias por continuar tu viaje de aprendizaje de español desde casa, durante esta actual pandemia actual, con nuestras clases en línea. ¡Esperamos darte la bienvenida de nuevo en nuestra escuela para que juntos podamos continuar creando experiencias maravillosas! Hola Vinh, thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us this nice review. We're glad you had an unforgettable experience, and that you're very pleased with your learning progress. Thank you for continuing your Spanish learning journey with us from home during this current pandemic with our classes online. We hope to welcome you again in our school to continue making together wonderful experiences!
Written April 21, 2020
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Felix_F
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
I knew how to order a couple of beers before starting at Colombia Immersion, and after having finished their full program i am easily able to speak with 437 million new persons around the world. I became good friends with both the teachers as well as the other students! Medellin and the culture of the colombian people make the experience of studying at CL even better!

This was 3 months ago, and i have now started taking their online lessons to brush up on the more advanced spanish i learnt. I cannot recommend using two hours of your day for a couple of weeks to do this enough!!! Te amo Colombia Immersion ;)
Written April 15, 2020
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Lucas O
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I came to Colombia intending to finally nail down my spanish after years of floundering between dysfunctional and intermediate spanish. I spent 4 weeks in the full immersion program at Colombia Immersion and I could not have been more pleased. The curriculum is rock solid and well paced, the teachers are all incredible, extremely friendly, and having now spent more time at other immersion schools elsewhere, I truly believe the teachers to be world class. One aspect I was not expecting was the strong community the school fosters. I expected to be on my own in Colombia but I really felt like I was part of a family. There are so many opportunities to become close with the staff and other students (an extremely diverse array of students I might add, from all over the world and all age groups, pre-college to long-retired) that I never felt lonely or out of place. I came to love Envigado, by far my favorite part of Medellin (if you don’t believe me then spend a few hours at the Cabana de Recuerdos on a Sunday night). I was also thoroughly impressed by the cultural outings and field trips arranged by the school, all thanks to the fantastic cultural coordinator Felipe, who does an incredible job finding unique experiences to take the students out to do. Medellin is rife with lame touristy experiences, but not one of the daily cultural experiences felt like this, and many of the places you are taken to to experience are places you’d otherwise have no way of exploring as a tourist. If you really take advantage of all of the opportunities Colombia Immersion has to offer, you will find yourself surrounded by friends, your schedule packed with interesting activities, and your spanish wildly improved. Like all language programs, you get what you put in to it, but Colombia Immersion makes it easy to put in a lot and get out a lot. Cannot recommend more highly.
Written April 2, 2020
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We're very happy to hear that you've had such a positive experience. Thank you for all your kind words and we hope to see you back here one day!
Written April 3, 2020
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Bobbie Hutchinson
1 contribution
Solo
I spent 8 weeks in the school’s Envigado location and left with not only much better Spanish but a great appreciation of the culture and life in Colombia. The classes were structured and paced perfectly with options to tailor to your personal needs. The teachers and staff are excellent at their jobs and create an incredibly welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds. The Envigado location is in a charming neighborhood of Medellin where it is easy to practice your Spanish with friendly locals. This was an unforgettable experience that I can not recommend enough.

Gracias por enseñarme mucho más que español y por darme una familia colombiana. Los extraño mucho y estoy segura que regresaré pronto!
Written March 5, 2020
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¡Hola Bobbie! It's great to know that the experience at Colombia Immersion helped you to learn about the Colombian lifestyle and culture. We are glad that your Spanish level is much better now and that you enjoyed your time at the school. We also loved your amazing energy and funny jokes. Te deseamos lo mejor en tu camino y te esperamos de vuelta para seguir aprendiendo nuevas palabras y todo lo chévere que hay en Colombia ¡También te extrañamos, saludos!
Written March 6, 2020
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Liz M
Exeter, UK14 contributions
Solo
I have just finished 3 weeks at the Laureles school and had an amazing time. The teachers are passionate and fun and the class sizes are small. I did full immersion which was excellent as there were many varied activities and informative field trips. I did a home stay with a local family which was great and was very close to the school.
I highly recommend this school.
Written February 22, 2020
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Hola Liz, we're already missing you here! It is great to know that you had an amazing time at Colombia Immersion. Thanks for sharing your experience and taking the time to write these words. Esperamos verte de nuevo, saludos :D
Written February 28, 2020
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  • Tue - Fri 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM


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