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Spanish Schools in Quito

If you have decided that the thrilling heights of Quito are where you would like to spend a little time and learn Spanish then all you need to think about now is which Spanish school in Quito you are going to make your home for the duration of your course. We have compiled a review of some of the learning centres that are on offer in the city, so take a look and hopefully it will help you out!

Enforex Spanish School Quito

(N.B. This is an Enforex partner school called Academia Latinoamericana de Español)

Facts and Figures

LocationCalle Noruega 156 y 6 de Diciembre, in residential area called 'La Carolina', close by to Ecovia bus line
SizeLarge, 21 classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5 students per class
Access to InternetAccess to computers and free WiFi access
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.enforex.com/school-quito.html

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  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish learning centre in Quito is housed in a beautiful colonial building and has 21 classrooms as well as a video room, a solarium, a cafeteria for in between class snacks, a library, an auditorium and a multipurpose indoor games court for basketball, volleyball and speed football. The school also has a digital connection with other Spanish schools in Peru and Bolivia.
  • Enforex Quito
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - In the classroom different language resources and activities are used in order to get you communicating and participating in Spanish. Newspaper articles, videos, tapes, discussions, debates and written exercises from the textbook are all used to increase your fluency and understanding of the Spanish language at the most rapid pace possible. The school is accredited by Ministry of Culture and Education of ECUADOR, Ministry of Culture and Education in the states of Hamburg and Essen and also in Berlin, Germany. There is also the possibility of gaining credit for any University studies carried out here
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Enforex partner school there are plenty of courses on offer for you to choose from. They have an Intensive course with 20 hours of Spanish lessons a week, a Super Intensive course with 30 hours of class per week and a One on One course with 20 hours a week of lessons. There are also some different courses on offer such as Spanish combined with volunteering or with activities such as museum trips, cathedrals and fruit markets. There are nine levels of language ability in total at this institute, ranging from lower beginner to superior
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - You won't be stuck for things to do after class at this Spanish school in Quito as lots of activities are organised every week. Some of these might include: Trip to the teleferiQo, the Mitad del Mindo, the Guayasamín Museum, the Handicrafts market, the monument of the 'Virgen de Quito', different colonial churches and convents, a visit to the presidential palace, salsa or merengue classes, cooking lessons, horse riding, movie nights, soccer games and excursions to the thermal baths at Papallacta
  • Accommodation - During your Spanish course you can choose to stay with a local host family in Sucre and therefore be able to practice your new Spanish skills and gain an insight into typical life in a Bolivian household. You can also choose to stay with other students, both from the Spanish school and the University in a student residence

Instituto Superior de Español

Facts and Figures

LocationDarquea Terán 1650 y Av. 10 de Agosto, 10 minutes walk from Mariscal area
SizeMedium
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 4 students per class
Access to InternetYes (free access to computers and WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.instituto-superior.net/

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    Instituto Superior
  • Facilities and Services - Instituto Superior is a school housed within a renovated colonial style house and has free internet for all students. There is also a library and a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace for those chilly Quito days, a TV and common room for relaxing between classes and a patio. They also offer a free airport pick up service
  • Teaching Methods - At this Spanish language centre each level of ability has its own set of relevant vocabulary and grammar and they use a combination of oral and written exercises with conversation and vocabulary practice. A record is kept of what each student has studied and the progress that they are making. A wide range of topics are covered and different skills are worked on
  • Courses Offered and Levels - Instituto Superior has a number of courses on offer, including Individual programmes, Group courses, Combination courses, Full Time Intensive courses with 6 or 7 hours of class per day and also Medical Spanish or Business Spanish. There are four levels of language ability in total, ranging from Beginner to Superior
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Numerous activities and excursions are organised both at the weekends and during the week. Mid-week you can stroll through Parque la Carolina, take a trip to the different museums and art galleries of Quito, go to the Botanical Gardens, take part in the school's guided tour of Quito, go on the TeleferiQo with your classmates or head off to the 'Mitad del Mundo'. At the weekends you can take a trip to the Cotopaxi National Park and Vocano, Mindo Cloud Forest, Otavalo or Papallacta Natural Hot Springs
  • Accommodation - During your Spanish course you have the option of staying with a local Ecuatorian family and putting your Spanish into practice each day when you return from class. You can also arrange to stay in a hotel or hostel

Andean Global Studies

Facts and Figures

LocationEl Mercurio 346 y La Razón, ten minutes by bus from Mariscal area
SizeMedium, 12 classrooms
Number of Students/ClassMaximum 5 students
Internet AccessYes (free WiFi)
LibraryYes
Websitehttp://www.andeanglobalstudies.org/index.php

More Details

  • Facilities and Services - This Spanish learning centre is in a quiet residential area in the commercial district of Quito, surrounded by malls, restaurants, banks, cafes and Carolina's Park. There is free WiFi for all students, a recreational room, audio-visual equipment and a cafeteria stocked up with free snacks, tea and water
  • Teaching Methods and Accreditation - At Andean Global Studies they believe in high standards of education and their teachers are all highly skilled professionals. Classes are taught fully in Spanish and they provide you with a complete cultural exchange programme. They are accredited by Ecuadorian Ministry of Education
  • Courses Offered and Levels - At this Spanish Institute in Quito you can take a Spanish Immersion Course either in a group or One to One, Medical Spanish, a Spanish Cultural Program which includes afternoons spent exploring the city and its sights with your Spanish teacher. You can also combine your Spanish course with different tours or take a DELE Exam preparation course. All levels of Spanish are catered for
  • Extra-Curricular Activities and Trips - Each week a number of different activities and excursions are organised such as salsa lessons, cooking classes, talent shows, trips to Papallacta Hot Springs, the town of Baños where you can go horse riding, hiking, rafting and other outdoor activities, visits to Sasquisilí Animal Market, Mindo Cloud Forest and Otavalo
  • Accommodation - Whilst studying at Andean Global Studies you can stay with a local host family and gain an insight into traditional Andean life or you can opt for a student apartment or a hotel or hostel can be arranged