During 2021 we will continue to implement English, Portuguese and sign language courses through the current modalities of 100% virtual courses and face-to-face courses assisted by technology.

Next, we explain the difference between both modalities:

  • Virtual courses: These are courses that are studied from the Virtual CES platform, with a guide teacher. All study content is on the platform, along with forums, activities, and assessments. The meetings with the teacher only take place once a week to review doubts or to take oral exams. To know the complete information, click on " Virtual protocols "
  • Technology-assisted face-to-face courses: These are courses taught by a teacher through videoconference classes in real time, at times established in advance. The work platform may vary according to the topics to be learned. For complete information, click on " Technology-assisted face-to-face protocol "

We develop the evolution in learning English through 16 levels, which can be taken in person or virtually. A minimum time of 38 hours per level is estimated, which can mix face-to-face and virtual activities, taking the student from level A1 to B2. Books and independent work platform are included in the registration fee.

  • English qualifying test: -$ 31,000 COP
  • English 1, 2 and 3: (A1) -$ 475,000 COP
  • English 4, 5 and 6: (A2) -$475.000
  • English 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11: (B1) -$ 530,000 COP
  • English 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16: (B2) -$ 557,000 COP

Payment can be made online, at the bank or at the CES University Cashier.

Classes with regular schedule, 8 weeks long. Enrollment opens one month before school.

Junio 21 a julio 2

Academic activities Start date End date
Cycle 3 regular Saturday, July 24, 2021 Saturday, September 18, 2021
Regular cycle 4 Saturday, October 2, 2021 Saturday, November 27, 2021

Classes with intensive schedule, 3 and a half weeks long. Registration opens two weeks before school.

Academic activities Start date End date
Monthly cycle August Monday, July 26, 2021 Friday, August 20, 2021
Monthly cycle September Monday, August 30, 2021 Friday, September 24, 2021
Monthly cycle October Monday, October 4, 2021 Friday, October 29, 2021
Monthly cycle November Monday, November 8, 2021 Friday, November 19, 2021
Intersemestral 4 Monday, November 29, 2021 Friday, December 10, 2021

• Current students, employees, graduates - 15%
• CES University students with scholarships - 50%
• Spouses or children of employees - 10%
• Neighbors or institutions in agreement - 10%

CES University students can apply to the CES Solidarity Fund for help with language tuition.

Qualifying test
Si ya tienes un conocimiento previo del idioma y quieres presentar una prueba de clasificación, sign up , seleccionando cualquier level higher than level 1 del idioma deseado.

Registration at the first level
Si deseas inscribirte al primer nivel de inglés, diligencia el registration form seleccionando la oferta de nivel 1.

Si eres estudiante activo del Centro de idiomas e ingresas a un nivel superior, ingresa a Extranet , opción pre-matrícula.

Important information:
El inicio de los cursos está sujeto al número de participantes mínimo requerido. El Centro de idiomas se reserva el derecho de cancelación o modificación de cualquiera de sus clases o programas.

Certification exams

We offer certification exams to validate and specify the language, approved by the Ministry of National Education.


Translation is the process of creating a target document in a different language from a source document.

Conversation Club

We offer you the possibility of practicing your conversation in English, Portuguese and Italian, in a free, open, and free space.


Designed by the British Council to carry out a practical and accurate assessment of your level of English according to the common European framework. It is a virtual test, where the student chooses the order in which he performs the test for each skill. It is approved by the Ministry of Education of Colombia and is accepted to certify the level of English at the CES University.


It is a written test, designed by the ETS organization (Educational Testing Service), which measures English skills according to the common European framework. It is approved by the Ministry of Education of Colombia and is accepted to certify the level of English at CES University.

Know the dates and costs of the exams

Simple translation is offered for texts, articles for indexed magazines, publications and presentations or dissemination of research works, video translation, among other needs.

Official translations are offered in the cases as presentation of academic notes, diplomas, degree certificates and official documents for studies abroad.

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Dates: De febrero a mayo y de agosto a noviembre
English: Todos los miércoles y viernes
Portuguese: Todos los jueves

Time: Desde la 1:00 p. m. hasta las 2:00 p. m.
Place: Piso 5, del Edificio B, sede El Poblado

“Say it in English” day
Cada dos meses se realiza una salida de un día, con los asistentes del club de conversación en inglés, como una oportunidad adicional para practicar el idioma en un ambiente experiencial, por fuera del aula de clases, inmersos en situaciones de convivencia real. Se debe realizar inscripción previa sin costo.

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Contact us

For more information about our courses, you can go to the Language Center located in Building B, 5th floor; or write an email to lenguaycultura@ces.edu.co

Contact us Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm

Administrative teachers
Liseth Rivera
• (57) 604 4440555 Ext. 1173
• lrivera@ces.edu.co

Administrative Teachers
Ossman Gómez
• (57) 604 4440555 Ext. 1144
• ogomezo@ces.edu.co

Language Center Assistant
• (57) 604 4440555 Ext. 1605/1166
• alondonor@ces.edu.co

Center Coordinator
of languages

• (57) 604 444 0555 Ext. 1626
• parango@ces.edu.co