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What former pupils say

  • I had a great week of private classes at the school in Quito. The lessons were jam packed full of great information and I learned a lot. The four hours were completely full with useful information and practice.
    Greg Brunso
    May. 2016
  • 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.
  • Really enjoyed my time here at ISE, although 5 hours of Spanish a day was a little intense! I enjoyed staying with the family, and the house was in a good location. Although I enjoyed my lessons, I´d say the best thing was having the school be so helpful- it made my trip much easier to have someone meet me at the airport and show me around Quito for the first day, as well as offering advice whenever needed. Would consider returning if I´m ever in Ecuador again!
    Susannah da Silva
    United Kingdom
    Aug. 2016
  • 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
  • I have enjoyed my lessons at the ISE, where I have learnt pratical Spanish for my trip around Ecuador. Although I found 5 hours a day hard work, the support from my teacher was useful, although i would have enjoyed more structure to the course as it was mainly vocab learning. The family I stayed with was friendly and welcoming. I would definately consider doing another course in the future with ISE if in Ecuador.
    Lucy da Silva
    United Kingdom
    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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