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What former pupils say


  • Thanks to all the teachers and staff at Instituto Superior de Español.  Before arriving, I knew very little Spanish.  The teachers are very good and extremely patient.  In addition to learning grammar they also encourage conversation. It has been an incredible 2 month adventure and I highly recommend this school for anyone seeking to learn/improve Spanish.
    Jimmy F.
    USA
  • had a great week at ISE learning Spanish in the mornings, seeing Quito in the afternoon and then practicing Spanish with my homestay family in the evenings. Immersion was very effective and I am much more confident in Spanish than I was before. Thank you for your time and hard work. I enjoyed learning Salsa, and spend a great day in the mountains with the pupils.  Becky
    Becky
    USA
  • My time in Ecuador was simply amazing. Starting with spanish course in Quito I got to learn so much about cultural differences and life in Ecuador. After Quito I spent 4 weeks in the jungle with shuar indigenous people community, where I learn a lot about the importance of the rain forest and the need of protection and conservation. It was such a great experience that gave me a better understanding about the worlds around.
    Egle V.
    Lithuania
  • My experience with Traveling Classes was wonderful, a week full of adventure! My favorite part was tubing down the Rio Napo! Our teacher Tania was really great and knowledgeable to travel with! It was fun to have classes on the deck of our cabin in Misahualli. Outside of the formal classes we had a lot of time to have normal conversations about culture and important topics regarding Ecuador. I will  highly recommend this adventure to people who want to travel and study Spanish! ¡Gracias!
    Lauren St.
    USA
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    Portland Oregon
  • I had a great time at the school and learnt a lot - more than I expected. I will recommend the school to all people that ask me about opportunities to learn Spanish in South America.
    Mattias K.
    Switzerland

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Spanish school Ecuador

The Instituto Superior de Español, founded in 1988, is a Spanish school in Ecuador designed especially for the needs of foreign students. We offer a great variety of programs that you may join at our school.

Our family-run school has been recognized by former students and competitors as a leading Spanish school in Ecuador. We take great pride in our teachers: they are university-educated, with many years of experience. Our programs are affordable, flexible and allow you to easily combine locations throughout Ecuador. We offer Spanish classes on the Galapagos Islands, in Otavalo and Quito and run a unique travelling classroom programm.

“I had a great time at the school and learnt a lot – more than I expected. I will recommend the school to all people that ask me about opportunities to learn Spanish in South America.”

Why Choose Us


Spanish classes right across Ecuador

We offer our pupils 7 Spanish course locations, including fixed schools in Otavalo and Quito, plus our Travelling Classroom program in the Amazon jungle, the Galapagos Islands and on a traditional Ecuadorian hacienda. The best thing about it: You can mix and match locations!

Over 25 years of experience teaching Spanish

We’re teaching spanish for a very long time – 25 years in fact! We were the first Spanish school in Ecuador to offer volunteering opportunities with Spanish courses. We also created the unique traveling classroom model and trips to the Amazon Jungle.

Central and safe location in colonial center of Quito

You’ll find our spanish school in a safe and central location surrounded by the old churches and plazas of Quito’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, food and craft markets and only a 2-minute’s walk from the "Plaza de Theatro" trolley bus stop.




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