If you want to learn Spanish in Ecuador and explore some of the most varied geography and wildlife in South America, then learning the language at a one of our Spanish schools could be right for you. From hiking in the Andes, to traditional Indian markets and villages, and the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands, there’s always something more to explore!
There are many reasons to learn Spanish in Ecuador, not least the magnificent surroundings, and the warmth of the people. The culture is a fascinating mix of Spanish and Amerindian traditions, and this can be seen in the music, literature and even the cuisine.
Our Spanish language schools in Ecuador have a maximum class size of 6 students, so you’ll get plenty of individual attention. In addition, our Ecuadorian host families are exceptionally friendly, giving you lots of opportunities to practice the Spanish you learn on the course. You will be taught in Spanish from the beginning of your course, to ensure the total immersion experience. This will not only improve your level of the language, but also your confidence in speaking Spanish.
If you already speak some Spanish, you will take a level test on arrival at the school which will ensure that you are placed in the correct group, with students of a similar level to yourself. Of course, if you are a complete beginner, you do not need to take this test, as our colleagues will automatically place you in a group with other beginners. The exact content of your course will depend on your level and your teacher will tailor the course to meet the level and requirements of your group. Generally speaking, there is an emphasis on the everyday, practical usage of the language (so there is normally lots of speaking and listening), but you will cover all aspects of the language, in order to ensure that you improve your overall level.
We have Spanish schools in Quito, Cuenca and Montañita. Quito is the Ecuadorian capital and offers a uniquely dramatic setting, between volcanic peaks. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is rife with historic monuments. However, this is a very modern city also, with many cutting edge restaurants and bars.
Cuenca, the gateway to the Southern Highlands, is an incredibly romantic city. Boasting an historic centre to rival that of Quito’s and which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cuenca pre-dates the Incas!
Montañita is a beach paradise and is famous for surfing. Whether you are an accomplished surfer, or are keen to learn, Montañita is an excellent choice of location for you!