About Us

Colombia is one of the most important destinations in Latin America to learn Spanish as a foreign language because of its unsurpassed qualities including its internationally recognized spoken and written Spanish, the important contributions by its grammarians to the study of Spanish language, the high academic level of its learning institutions, its linguistic and cultural diversity and its extraordinary biodiversity.

The initiative to catalog Spanish as a Foreign Language courses arises from the Government Plan for Democratic Prosperity of President Juan Manuel Santos; its planning, development and carrying out are the responsibility of the Instituto Caro y Cuervo.

This web site gives information about the programs and courses in Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) offered by Colombian universities as well as relevant content for ELE teacher training.

The institutions grouped here offer courses with different approaches, levels, intensities and costs, thus ensuring the possibility to study according to your needs and expectations. As well, the cities where these institutions are located allow you to live enriching experiences and approach Colombian culture while learning to effectively communicate in Spanish.

The web site also offers access to educational resources to help your learning of Spanish as a foreign language. Additionally, there are texts, photos and videos about life in Colombia and information about the country.