Opened in 2015 and located on Vía Primavera near Parque Lleras, Total Spanish is one of Medellín’s newest language schools.
Like many places in the city, and especially in Poblado, it’s a large house turned business, adapted into a set of spaces that welcome learning.
About Total Spanish
Total Spanish is equipped with trained educators who work hard to help foreigners learn the local language here in Medellín.
They work a curriculum based on the Common European Framework levels, specializing in Beginner and Intermediate level, but also supporting levels up to C1 advanced.
Each level has a duration of 60 hours, 20 per week (a daily four), after each level, evaluations take place to follow the process closely.
The school is in a fun area, with lots of businesses, restaurants, cafes and bars to start putting your Spanish to use.
The staff are welcoming and nice and have a great relationship with their students so that learning becomes something they have fun doing.
Support for Accommodation and Getting Acclimated
Total Spanish supports visitors before they’re even arrived in the city. They can find students rooms in Colombian homes or apartments to share with other students, among other accommodation possibilities.
They also partner with tour companies to offer their students a better view of the city and its surroundings. They encourage students to sign up for dance classes, to attend language exchanges, and to get out and practice Spanish.
Private, Group, and Combo Classes
After getting you settled, Total Spanish has a lot more to offer. You can choose between their different plans according to how you learn best.
Intensive group classes take place weekday mornings from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. (A total of 20 hours per week.)
If you prefer private classes, you can also choose the one-on-one option, 10 hours per week in the afternoons (two hours a day).
Finally, there’s the intensive combo, which incorporates both group classes everyday and two days of private classes a week.
All students, no matter if they’re in private or group classes have access to their learning lab which has desktop computers packed with tools for practicing Spanish in all its forms: grammar, listening, reading, and writing.
It’s all about helping students go past the classroom, and into grasping Spanish for the long term.
The prices are set up by week, because Total Spanish understands that not all visitors are in Medellín for a prolonged period.
The prices are also open to a 15 percent discount when you sign up for three weeks or more at a time, for those that plan on staying longer.
- Intensive group classes: 500,000 pesos/week ($165)
- Private classes: 500,000 pesos/week ($165)
- Intensive combo: 670,000 pesos /week ($215)
Learning on the Go
Most students at Total Spanish are tourists that either stay for a short time or initially plan on doing so and then end up extending their visit. That’s why this language program is designed for the needs of these visitors.
Total Spanish has open ears to your needs and difficulties, all you have to do is approach them!
For more information check out their website totalspanishcolombia.com
This story was brought to you in partnership with Total Spanish.