THE SPANISH LANGUAGE
is the second most spoken language in the world due to the number of speakers who claim it as their native tongue (after Mandarin Chinese). It is spoken as a first and second language amongst 450 and 500 million people. It is the third most spoken language as a first or second language after Mandarin Chinese and English combined, and is the mother tongue to 400 million people worldwide... Read more
Spanish School in Quito, ECUADOR
Would you like to study Spanish in one of the most diverse countries of the world? If so, Ecuador is the perfect place for you. In the capital city, Quito, you will find our Spanish school and our partner travel agency. Quito is unique because it is found at the foot of the Pinchincha Volcano, which is 4100 meter high, creating beautiful scenery around the city. When it is good weather, classes might be held in the pleasant garden instead of in the classrooms.
SPANISH PROGRAM IN QUITO
There are a variety of Spanish programs offered, such as intensive courses, D.E.L.E preparation, and Business Spanish. Group classes, with a maximum of 6 students, last 4 hours a day and are five days a week. Individual courses are also offered and have a more flexible schedule. The aim of the school is to improve the students’ communication, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Students will receive a grammar book and a weekly workbook; additional resources such as videos, written materials and recordings are also provided by the school.
ACCOMMODATION IN QUITO
Students who really want to immerse themselves in the Ecuadorian culture can stay in a host family, allowing them to practice their Spanish and experience life with the locals. The families in Quito live about 20 minutes walking distance from school. Student will have their own private rooms; other facilities are shared. Three meals per day are included, as well as weekly laundry.
Students looking for a more independent accommodation can stay in the student house in Quito, together with other students. This residence is located in the center of Mariscal, a neighborhood in Quito, where the restaurants, bars and the school are located. The student will share a room with a maximum of three other students.
Another option for more independent travelers is to stay in a hostel in Quito, in a private room.
ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR SPANISH PROGRAM
In addition to the intensive Spanish lessons, the school organizes a variety of afternoon activities to immerse the students in the Ecuadorian culture. Examples of these activities are:
- Dance classes (salsa)
- Cocktail hour as a welcome activity
- Cooking classes
- Excursions in and around the historic city centre of Quito
- Traditional games
Ecuador is located in the northwest of South America, situated on the Equator. It is a tropical destination with a beautiful rainforest and much more interesting landscapes! The amazing snow-capped Andes Mountains span the length of the country and the Galapagos Islands, known as the most beautiful islands in the world, are located just 1000 kilometers off the coast (1.5hour flight). Animal species such as as penguins, sea lions, sea ravens, giant tortoise lizards and many more can be found on these exotic volcanic islands.
The capital city of Ecuador, Quito, is located 2850 meters above sea level and is surrounded by the stunning peaks of the Andes Mountains. Providing that there is good weather, the Ring of Fire is visible. Quito is also known as the ”City of Eternal Spring” because of its perfect climate. In addition to its wonderful climate and beautiful volcanoes, the city also exhibits much culture, as it is one of the oldest cities in South America. In the historic center, vendors from all over the world sell their goods in the colorful street markets. The ´New City´ is also remarkable because of its parks, modern buildings and residential areas.
EXCURSIONS IN QUITO
In addition to the afternoon activities at the school, the in-house travel agency offers full day and weekend excursions. Examples of these excursions are:
- Otavalo; an Indian market
- Papallacta; thermal baths for relaxation
- Quilotoa; water-filled caldera
- Cotopaxi; National park
- Baños; a lovely town approximately 4 hours from Quito
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN QUITO
The school highly values the needs among the local people and the natural beauty of their country; therefore the school is committed to supporting local projects. There are multiple possibilities for volunteer work in Ecuador:
- Social projects such as nurseries, schools, projects with street children etc.
- Nature projects such as preservation programs and working with animals.
- Galapagos volunteer projects in the field of social work and nature work.
The volunteer coordinator will make the arrangements at the project and assist you throughout your time volunteering.
WE RECOMMEND THIS SPANISH SCHOOL IN QUITO BECAUSE:
- The school is located in the heart of the lively Mariscal area with many restaurants, tourist attractions, cultural centres and bars.
- People from Ecuador speak clear Spanish and therefore it is an ideal place to improve your Spanish language skills.
- Ecuador offers a rich culture with its colonial buildings, Indian markets and Inca ruins.
- Its various attractions, excursion opportunities and perfect warm climate make Quito a comfortable place to learn Spanish.
- The school offers tailor-made programs for every student.
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