Medellin Guru partnered with OLSA International to offer Spanish classes to foreigners at a competitive price and OLSA is certified for student visas.

Medellin Guru partnered with OLSA International so we can offer a recommend Spanish school to Medellin Guru readers.

We reviewed all the Spanish schools in Medellín and selected OLSA International as our recommended Spanish school partner.

Features of the OLSA Spanish School Partnership

  • Ability to obtain a Colombian student visa
  • Lower prices for Spanish classes than at Universities
  • Only Spanish program in Colombia based on U.S. University Spanish curriculums
  • Curriculum emphasizes conversational Spanish, so you learn to speak faster
  • Location in Estadio is convenient to two metro stations
  • Owner of OLSA is from the U.S and has 25 years of education experience in the U.S.

Take Spanish Classes at OLSA

Medellin Guru’s Spanish school partnership is an affiliate relationship (like the Amazon affiliate program). If you use our partner OLSA International, Medellin Guru receives a small commission and you support this website. This is at no additional cost to you. The price remains the same, whether you use a button or affiliate link on this website or not.

OLSA International's school in Medellín

OLSA International’s school in Medellín

More About OLSA International

OLSA International is a popular Spanish school in Medellín that offers student visas with certified grammar courses and conversational Spanish classes.

OLSA International has a 4,300 square foot building in Estadio with three spacious classrooms, an additional classroom/dance hall, conversation spaces on the first and second floors, an outdoor patio and balconies and a restaurant serving Mexican-American cuisine.

At OLSA it is possible to obtain a Colombian student visa with courses that cost less than the universities in Medellín. Also, OLSA, exceeds the minimum of 10 hours of class per week required for a student visa with an immersive 14 hours weekly of certified grammar and conversational Spanish classes.

In addition, OLSA is open for in-person Spanish classes with biosafety protocols in place. Biosafety measures include requiring face masks, temperature taken when entering, hand sanitizer available and social distance maintained between students.

We have a separate article that looks at OLSA International in more detail.

A class at OLSA (pre-pandemic)

A class at OLSA (pre-pandemic)

2021 Costs for Spanish Courses at OLSA

All courses at OLSA are 14 hours per week (8 hours of grammar and 6 hours conversational).

Levels A1 and A2 are two months each and levels B1 and B2 are four months each. 2021 costs for Spanish courses are:

  • Group Courses: 1,250,000 pesos (COP) per month
  • Partner Courses: 1,600,000 pesos (COP) per month
  • Private Courses: 2,600,000 pesos (COP) per month

Also, there are discounts for multiple courses (5 percent for two courses, 7 percent for three courses and 10 percent for four courses).

In addition, OLSA offers daily Spanish conversation classes.

Costs per week for in-person Daily Spanish Classes:

  • 1 week = 200,000 pesos (COP)
  • 2 weeks = 390,000 pesos (COP)
  • 3 weeks = 580,000 pesos (COP)
  • 4 weeks = 770,000 pesos (COP)

In addition, OLSA offers virtual conversational Spanish classes and salsa and other Latin dance classes on campus.  A conversational Spanish / dance package comes with a discount of 10 percent.

Take Spanish Classes at OLSA

Why Offer the Medellin Guru Spanish Class Partnership?

  1. Provide a recommended Spanish School to readers – we receive several questions each month from readers about where to study Spanish. So, we reviewed all the options and selected what we believe is the best Spanish school with a good program and reasonable prices.
  2. Supports Medellin Guru– the Medellin Guru website is costly to run and with this insurance service Medellin Guru receives a small commission from Angela’s company. This is at no additional cost to you. 

Medellin Guru’s Relocation Services

We now have partnered to offer visa, health insurance, real estate and Spanish school services to foreigners to help with relocation:

These four partnerships are affiliate relationships (like the Amazon affiliate program). If you use these partner services, Medellin Guru receives a small commission and you support the website. This is at no additional cost to you. The price remains the same, whether you use a button or affiliate link on this website or not.

When I moved to Medellín over eight years ago there was little help available for foreigners. And our goal with our relocation services is to make it easier for foreigners to move to Medellín.

Students at OLSA (pre-pandemic), photo courtesy of OLSA

Students at OLSA (pre-pandemic), photo courtesy of OLSA

The Bottom Line: Medellin Guru Spanish Classes – Partnership with OLSA International

Many Medellin Guru readers have asked for Spanish school recommendations.

We reviewed all the Spanish schools in Medellín and we partnered with a school that offers classes at a reasonable price and also is certified for student visas for studying Spanish.

At OLSA it is possible to obtain a Colombian student visa with courses that cost less than the universities in Medellín. Also, OLSA, exceeds the minimum of 10 hours of class per week required for a student visa with an immersive 14 hours weekly of certified grammar and conversational Spanish classes.

Furthermore, OLSA International is the only school we found that is based on U.S. University Spanish curriculums. In addition, OLSA really emphasizes conversational Spanish. So, you learn to speak Spanish faster.

The bottom line is we recommend OLSA International.

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