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We are a cultural center that wants to show you the best of Colombia through different activities including Spanish classes and lesson. So you know better this beautiful country and also have the skills to travel and explore new cultures. Find: Spanish lessons, free dance lessons, language exchange and more.
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Kevin
1 contribution
Dec 2019
Energy, colour, inventivity, and very small class sizes. What more could you ask for in a language school ? Whee has it all. Learning Spanish with Whee (in my case as almost a complete starter) really is like playing a game.
Whee is very good value for money, and Bogota, like any city has its own particular drawbacks, but alos its own particular strengths, and for me is agreat place to learn Spanish.
Written January 30, 2020
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LATravelMonkey
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
When you sign up at Whee, you aren't just starting to "go to school for Spanish", you are joining a group of people that think in a creative way. The experience that I had at Whee showed me that the way that I like to learn is very common. No text books and interactive learning made every day fun to look forward to. The examples that all of the teachers used of things that relate to your every day life in Colombia helped in everything I did and everywhere I went. Being that everyone in the school had like minds, the friendship bonds I established made my experience in Colombia more than I expected. Thanks so much to Whee for giving me the foundation I need to enjoy a conversation with the beautiful people of Colombia and for the friendships I will have for life.
Written April 18, 2020
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Joël
Zurich, Switzerland4 contributions
Jan 2020
I had a great time at Whee Institute and was overall really happy with my experience. First of all, the team is flexible and you can put your schedule together as you wish. I enjoyed the classes in the morning as well as in the afternoon. The teachers were always well prepared and did their job with a lot of joy. The atmosphere in the school during class time and during the breaks is always really pleasant. The activities organized by the school help you connect to students of other classes. I met some great people along the way and will happily remember my time at Whee Institute as a major contribution to my time in Bogotá.
La pasé muy bien, gracias por todo.
Written February 18, 2020
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Paul B
Medellin, Colombia20 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I spent a week here in a group class at B1 level. I thought the school was excellent - from the initial short assessment to place me in the right class through to the super friendly and helpful reception and other colleagues. And most importantly, the teaching was great. I was in a small class of 4 people. I thought the range of interactive approaches / methods kept the classes interesting and useful. Andrea, my teacher, was by far the best of the four teachers I've had throughout Colombia - patient, the right balance of focused and fun, spoke Spanish almost all the time but could draw on her English to explain where necessary. A friend had private lessons with her and said those were excellent as well. I didn't use other teachers but all the reviews from other students at the school were very positive. If I return to Bogota to study Spanish I'll definitely go back to Whee.
Written January 4, 2020
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Road30669
Gainesville, FL1 contribution
Jun 2020
I took 7 weeks of online classes at Whee. We sometimes started with a new group or teacher at the start of a new week I had 4 different teachers all with their own teaching styles. All of them were patient, knowledgeable and put a lot of thought into their lesson plans. Each 2-hour lesson went by very quickly and I learned a lot without realising.

The organization of the school itself (e.g. placement, communication) was also excellent. I am looking forward to going to classes there again in the near future - hopefuly in Bogotá!
Written June 30, 2020
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Rhian H
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I spent two weeks at Whee learning Spanish. As a complete beginner I ended up in a class on my own, which wasn’t ideal, but my teacher Marcela went above and beyond to make the classes as interactive as possible. Everyone at Whee is very friendly and welcoming, I enjoyed meeting other students at break times and attending some of the organised social activities. If you’re looking for Spanish classes in Bogotá with a relaxed vibe, I’d definitely recommend Whee.
Written April 9, 2020
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annamaria291
London, UK1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Couples
I spent more than 10 weeks at the Whee Institute in 2019. I have to admit that it was the best time I used to study Spanish. Teachers were really great, with passion and charisma. I did great progress during mine time in college.
At Whee Institute staff was super friendly and very helpful. Thank you all for amazing time.
Various games and other activities were organized during breaks and outside of lessons. It was a perfect opportunity to meet other people and make friends with students from all over the world.
If you think about study Spanish in Bogota, Whee Institute is the right place for you.
Anna from Poland
Written February 17, 2020
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Imogen P
6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Thank you for a brilliant week. The classes with Andrea were great, tailored to the small group (three of us) and our shared interests. Also lots of learning by doing - we took real Colombian pesos out to learn about numbers, and going to the bakery etc. This is the best way to learn! I loved the school activities too - lots of good fun people in one place. Loved it. Still in touch with many of the classmates as we travel colombia. Highly recommend and thank you.
Written January 8, 2020
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OmarMcKenny
London, UK1 contribution
Aug 2015 • Solo
I really want to thank the Whee Institute for the way they went about teaching me Spanish! After a few weeks in Latin America I knew I had to pick up the local language to give me the independence i was looking for. I'm not the best with languages but the style of class was perfect; games, music, meeting locals - all of this was great fun and kept me engaged. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to start holding conversations and getting more out of my trip!
Written August 19, 2015
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LePetitRossignol
Bogota, Colombia11 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
I came to Whee on the recommendation of a Colombian friend. It was exactly what I needed! I was traveling a lot while I was taking classes, and they were always flexible with the schedule—I could come and go as I pleased and was always able to jump right back in easily. The environment is very friendly and welcoming and everyone is helpful, from the teachers (of course) to the administrative staff. The teachers understand methodology and HOW to teach, which was one of the primary things I was looking for in a language school; it helps them to better identify the types of mistakes students make and where they have room for improvement. Lessons are also based on the topics students are interested in, which makes class much more interesting and fun. In addition, there are weekly field trips to explore and learn in the city and other regular events like movie nights, dance lessons, and language exchanges. I love Whee and highly recommend it!
Written February 6, 2018
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