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What former pupils say

  • This experience was absolutely amazing and one of the best times I've had traveling. After traveling for the past 4 months it's so nice to get up every morning, have a routine and after school have a cozy comfortable place  to come home to. The teachers are all so hiliarous and really make it fun to learn. It's amazing how quickly everyone progresses in the first two weeks. After that it gets a bit harder with the grammar. I definitely want to look into coming to a school like this again during my travels. Great Teachers, Great Staff ready to help with any need, Very social environment, Host family's are so kind and caring
    Lindsey Gaunt
    Nov. 2016
  • People working at ISE de Quito are very easygoing and always smiling, which is very pleasant. They are always ready to answer questions and ready to help. On top of that they take time to inquire about our health when we have a problem. They also work with very pleasant families. Ours (Luly) was fantastic. Luly acted as a mother and gave us more help than what we could expect.
    Roger Poirier
    Ago. 2014
  • I had a wonderful time at this school! I took a group class for the first 3 weeks and could not have asked for a better teacher or environment to begin my learning of the Spanish language. The teacher was patient and responsive to our needs as a group but also took time to ensure each student was understanding. MY final week was spent in a private lesson and I feel as if I have gotten more than my money's worth. My professor was awesome and made me truly feel capable of learning the language. The entire staff at the school is there to support you and it is clear. THEY are very thoughtful and intentional about everything from your first day of class to the very end. They are willing to help you book activities for the weekends or afternoons and always recommended great things to do. If I ever find myself in Quito again and in a position to take another class I would absolutely choose this school! Wonderful staff!
    Thomas Burrage
    Nov. 2016
  • Travelling in Latin America for the first  time and speaking only a few words of spanish, it took a few days to get used to a different rhythm of life. But thanks to the teachers and the whole staff at ISE, I was able to adapt fairly quickly.  The teachers patience and their motivating lessons made me improve step by step. The staff has always been welcomming and so helpful. Wheather it was about bying rainboots for the jungle or trying to find an appropriate hairdresser! I did spend three weeks in the Institute in Quito and I realy enjoyed my stay in the historical centre of town where the school is located. But I can also recommend a visit to the smal town of Otavalo where I stayed for one week of classes. It is a lovely and very chilled place. There is lots to discover around Otavalo and it was a welcomming change to the lively and noisy capital. The teachers were competent, lovely amd extremely patient with me. I can only recommend a visit to the Instituto Superior de Espanol in Quito and in Otavalo.
    Isabel Kohler
    June. 2016
  • Die zwei Wochen im Instituto Superoir de Espanol haben mir wirklich viel gebracht! Vor allem die Faehigkeit, zu sprechen und mich auszudruecken, hat sich immens verbessert. Vom der Volkshochschultheorie zur Konversation war kein einfacher Weg, aber die Lehrerinnen sind alle wahnsinnig nett und helfen gern. Keine Frage ist peinlich und zur Not wird alles noch einmal erklärt. Die gemeinsame Pause mit allen Schülern ist sehr unterhaltsam, vor allem kann man sich über Reisemoeglichkeiten austauschen, gemeinsame Aktivitäten planen und die Umgebung erkunden. Die Ausflüge, die von der Schule aus angeboten werden, sind vielfältig, interessant und preisgünstig.
    Juliane Moldrzyk
    Sept. 2016

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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 have been 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 travelling 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-minutes' walk from the "Plaza de Theatro" trolley bus stop.

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