Free Spanish lessons in Bogotá by Whee Institute

by learn a language journalist

Are you having trouble communicating with people in Colombia? What could be better than learning a language for free and experiencing an amazing part of a city while doing it? We have an option for you! Whee Institute, the best Spanish school in Colombia, now offers FREE Spanish lessons in Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá. Find all the info here and have an amazing experience! 

When learning a language, the most important thing is to have fun, enjoy and have remarkable experiences that link to everything you’ve learned. The theory is important, yes, but we all know that practicing is the best way to interiorize a new language. Learning Spanish is a lot of fun when you manage to take advantage of all that comes with it, and by all, I mean getting to know an amazing culture, wonderful and warm people, and new and exciting opportunities. Especially in Bogotá, with its vast and wide local culture. If you ever find yourself in this land, and you want to learn Spanish, Whee Institute offers amazing lessons for free!


Whee Institute has been revolutionizing Spanish education in Colombia since 2015. Their motto is “happiness through education”, and they rely on the simple but powerful idea that education should be fun, and that you can learn Spanish in a short time while exploring the city and its people and culture. In addition, Whee has raised the learning level while paying its teachers well and have had students share more than 500 five-star reviews. And so, with this experience and a new idea for education in mind, its founders, Sebastián and Omar, created a new learning experience!

What if you could experience a new area of the city while learning? That’s what Whee Ciudad Bolívar gives you. It’s simple: they offer free Spanish lessons in a part of Bogotá that’s not at all on the regular tourist maps or top destinations. In fact, Ciudad Bolívar, located in the south, is one of the poorest areas in the city, but Sebas and Omar have seen how much this area has changed since the Transmicable was introduced – with beautifully painted houses, an amazing view of the rest of Bogotá and sunnier microclimate – this is a real hidden gem!

Where? When?

Whee Ciudad Bolívar opens Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The idea is you go for one day or experience the whole week, but you can take as many weeks as you like until we mastered the level they currently teach (which is basic level A.1.1.). The topics per week don’t change so you can choose how many days you want to come. If you already know a bit of Spanish and you’d like to keep learning to improve your level, you can continue your learning with Whee Institute, located in Teusaquillo in Bogotá. Visit their webpage for more info or to make a booking.

Spanish classes are from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm from Monday to Friday and focus on topics such as alphabet and pronunciation, numbers, feelings, and much more. Here is the complete weekly schedule:

Free Spanish classes in Bogotá

You don’t need to pay anything, remember is for free! You can tip and contribute with what you feel, but there’s absolutely no obligation to do it. However, any tip you give will be used to:

  • support the project
  • sponsor the creation of new free courses (both for foreigners and locals)
  • better education will provide opportunities to change the lives of many people and their families
  • invest in an area that has been overlooked for many years

Whee Ciudad Bolívar is located at Calle 70J Sur No. 18L-54. The best is to arrive by Transmilenio to station “El Tunal” station and take the Transmicable (cable car) to the second stop  called “Manitas”. Once you are there, follow this map:

Spanish lessons

For all the necessary info, visit Whee’s webpage here. And if you want to contact them directly or to make a reservation, write to

Experience something new

Whee Institute Ciudad Bolívar
© Photograph by Whee Institute

Ciudad Bolívar is a unique part of Bogotá, and it’s an area that has been transforming over the years. If you are really looking to learn Spanish, having your lessons here would be an interesting, unique, and new experience while you are visiting the city. And not only that, but you’ll also get the opportunity to try out the Transmicable (cable car), which is a wonderful piece of public transport that has helped thousands connect to their community to Bogotá. Besides, you’ll probably hear a lot of things about Ciudad Bolívar, and it is, indeed, a complicated area that, nonetheless, has transformed in recent years to improve the lives of its inhabitants. So, nothing better than actually seeing and experiencing it for yourself; you’ll get surprised, while also doing an exercise of demystifying many of the things that are said about this area. You do need to take an extra bit of care there, but again, nothing will happen if you apply the caution you do in your cities at home.


This is an experience like no other. You’ll get so much more from your trip to Bogotá by:

  • learning all the basics of Spanish that you need to boost your travel experience in Latin America
  • becoming more independent by understanding interactions at restaurants, hostels, transportation, and most importantly when you meet new people
  • learning Spanish allows you to avoid being overcharged and Whee know that every penny counts when you are travelling

Come to Bogotá and have free Spanish lessons in Ciudad Bolívar. Learn and have the experience of a lifetime!

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