Learn Spanish in Medellin with the Top-Rated Certified Spanish School

Learn Spanish in Medellin!

Welcome to OLSA International, Medellin’s top-rated certified Spanish language academy – according to Google Reviews.  Come learn Spanish with us!

OLSA International sets itself apart from other academies with its dedicated focus to help you put the Spanish language into practice.  With our three highly-interactive programs: Certified Spanish University – Learn Spanish and qualify for Colombian student visa, Conversational Spanish – Daily Spanish practice to improve your Spanish fluency, Spanish Immersion Weeks – Weekly Spanish packages with Conversational Spanish + Salsa Classes + Day-Excursions, our students enjoy the highest quality of interactive Spanish education with an emphasis on the practical application of the language.  In other words, our program is designed to have you speaking Spanish, whether for a future employment, or for continued travel in Spanish-speaking countries.

Guatapé, localizado en la subregión Oriente del departamento de Antioquia – Medellín

Two Locations in Medellín!

• Certified Spanish University
• Conversational Spanish
• Immersion Weeks Packages
• Inglés Conversacional
• Salsa Dance 
• Weekly Language Exchange
• Restaurant
• Close to malls and shopping 

• Certified Spanish University
• Conversational Spanish
• Immersion Weeks Packages
• Inglés Conversacional
• Salsa Dance
• Weekly Language Exchanges
• Friday Night Pre-Party
• Restuarant
• Close to malls and shopping 

Why Learn Spanish at OLSA International?

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Spanish Program Summaries

Certified Spanish University 
Qualifies for a Student Visa

Courses from 6-months thru 12-months.
Qualifies for a Colombian student visa.

Courses are 14 hours per week
(8 hours grammar + 6 hours conversation)
A1 / A2 = two months each
B1 / B2 = four months each

Group Courses:  $385 USD per month
Partner Courses:  $450 USD  per month
Private Courses:  $725 USD per month
Virtual Courses:  $225 USD per month
Discounts for multiple courses.

Our students appreciate that after completing their full courses, they have the marketable skill of speaking Spanish, in addition to their experiences in Medellin and their government-backed Spanish certificates.

Conversational Spanish  for
Improved Spanish Fluency

Designed for improved conversational fluency.
Focus on speaking/participating in Spanish.

Small Group In-Person Classes
Classes start weekly – 4 days per week – all levels.
Class times: 9:00am & 10:30am
Class duration 75 – 80-minutes

1 week = $60 US dollars
2 weeks = $115 US dollars
3 weeks = $160 US dollars
4 weeks = $200 US dollars

Private In-Person, or Virtual Sessions, One-On-One
Class times: 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm and 5:00pm 
Class duration 50-minutes 

4 Sessions = $100 US dollars
8 Sessions = $180 US dollars
12 Sessions = $240 US dollars
16 Sessions = $300 US dollars

Immersion Weeks Packages for
Cultural Immersion

All-In-One Cultural Immersion Package
Conversational Spanish + Salsa + Day-Excursion

4 Conversational Spanish Classes
4 Salsa Dance Classes
1 Day-Excursion
Weekly Language Exchange

1 week = $159 US dollars 
2 weeks = $154 US dollars per week
3-8 weeks = $149 US dollars per week

Improve your Spanish fluency through guided small-group conversational Spanish practice.  Develop a deeper appreciation for the Latin culture through small-group salsa lessons and weekly educational excursions.  Socialize and make new international friends with our weekly language exchanges, our Friday night Pre-Party and other events.  Return home with great photos and stories, to boot!

Alex Brown

John Barbera

My relationship with the wonderful team at OLSA began in March of 2021. When I first met Shane, the owner, I was immediately impressed by and grateful for his honesty, transparency, and sincerity. While taking classes (at their Laureles location) and learning a lot, I also began to feel like part of the OLSA family. 

Every single person who worked there was incredibly kind and generous. They helped me in ways that extended well beyond the classroom and I will always be grateful for them. Many times, I would spend time at the school, even when I didn’t have a class, to be around Spanish speakers and the wonderful family-like environment. 

Some of the team members have become very dear friends and each of them holds a special place in my heart. On April 20, 2022, I visited their new location in Manila to participate in a language exchange and was amazed by the features of the building (e.g., classrooms, meeting rooms, dance studio, restaurant, lounge area). 

It’s a beautiful space. I know Shane and the team put their heart and soul into it and it shows. They are also genuinely interested in the development and well-being of their students so I highly recommend OLSA to anyone who is interested in learning Spanish in a nurturing environment while in Medellin.

Brianna Richardson

I cannot say enough about my experience here! This school is owned by an American who has a passion for Spanish language and culture. 

I was doing some research on which school to attend because I was going to be spending a month in Colombia and I need to learn Spanish to communicate with my family. I contacted the school, and I received an immediate response with the protocol for COVID, (which is very safe in Colombia) as well as a very detailed summary of what classes he offers along with the pricing. He went out of his way to create a bundle for us, where we had private conversational classes, private dance classes, and excursions included on the weekends. 

Shane cares about your experience and making sure you get what you are looking for! He will build you a package according to what your needs are. My teachers, Mitchell and Francisco were amazing! They are native Spanish speakers, who have degrees in teaching language to foreigners. You cant beat that. Again, this school exceeded my expectations. I came home seeing the beautiful country of Colombia as well as learning as much as possible for an amazing price!

Max Hoare

I spent nearly three months learning Spanish with OLSA and it was a really great experience. Shane and the team are very friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to help you if you need anything. The lessons were fun and interesting and most importantly effective! My Spanish has improved so much and I can now confidently have conversations with locals in Spanish which is a real help as I travel around Colombia. 

The teacher Francisco has a great energy and you can tell he has a passion for languages. He would always make the lessons interesting and they were at just the right level of difficulty. He was also happy to let conversations flow organically and we covered subjects ranging from practical things about living in Medellin to Greek myths and philosophy which was challenging but fun! It was definitely the highlight of my stay in Medellín!