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What former pupils say


  • Every day of our seven day "Learn Spanish in Ecuador Travelling Class" was filled with new experiences that were beyond my expectations. Travelling through central Ecuador with our excellent guide and Spanish "profesora", Tania, was both educational and great fun. For the two weeks that I spent with the school, including the one week Travelling Class, I would have to say that my Spanish has improved 10-fold. Thanks for the great time Instituto Superior de Español! I had a great time and hope to be back soon!
    Grant L.
    Canada
  • Hola Ich habe mich entschlossen, mir ein Basislevel an Spanisch für meine Südamerika-Expedition anzueignen und bin nach einiger Recherche auf das Instuto gestossen. Die 3 Wochen hier haben mir sehr gefallen, nicht nur dass die Lehrpersonen sehr kompetent sind und auf die Einzelpersonen sehr gut eingehen. Auch war es ein Vergnügen die Mitstudenten kennen zu lernen. Die Zusatzaktivitäten kann ich zudem wärmstens weiterempfehlen... Muchas gracias
    Markus Bölsterli
    Germany
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    June. 2016
  • Being at ISE was incredible! I feel like I learned a lot and all of the teachers that I had were really wonderful. They all made for a wonderful experience, and made it easy to be excited about learning Spanish!
    Natalia Rios
    United States
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    Nov. 2016
  • I had a really positive experience at ISE in Quito! The teachers were excellent and after only a few weeks of class I felt confident traveling through Ecuador.  The lessons were well organized and structured and the teachers gave good explanations for grammar and vocabulary.  They were also very patient and very kind giving corrections and encouraging students.  I've learned other languages before, yet I feel this has been one of my most positive classroom experiences. The cooking parties and food provided at break was also great.  It created a social atmosphere for students to get to know each other. -Wonderful teachers!
    Laurinda Cheng
    Canada
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    Nov. 2016
  • Une expérience géniale! J'ai adoré mon séjour à l'Instituto Superior de Español de Quito! J'y ai étudié durant six semaines avec quatre heures de cours individuels par jour. Ainsi, j'ai eu la chance d'améliorer ignificativement ma connaissance de la langue espagnole. De plus, une grande partie des cours était axée sur la discussion sur une multitude de sujets afin d'en apprendre plus sur la culture écuatorienne et, surtout, d'être à l'aise pour m'exprimer en espagnol dans un contexte professionnel. J'ai eu d'excellents professeurs et j'ai eu la chance de vivre dans une famille afin d'être complètement immergé. Je n'hésiterais pas une seconde à recommander cette école à un ami. Compliments: Teacher 5 : Vanessa. Excellent on every levels! I really liked my experience at the school, most of my professors were very professional and passionate. The weekend excursions are interesting, I did the one in Quito and also at Quilotoa and I loved my experience.
    Alexandre Langlois
    Canada
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    Aug. 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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