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What former pupils say


  • I've now studied for 5 months in this school. It was a great time! Very very nice teachers. Came here and did not speak a word Spanish and now I reached B1! I'm sad to leave. One day, I'll come back!
    Nino M.
    Germany
  • Before coming to Quito I didn't know what to expect. I was wondering about the safety, my accommodation and what life would be like here. After my two weeks of Spanish classes (one week in Quito and one in Otavalo) I can only say that I really enjoyed my stay here. It was a fantastic time. The people from school are nice and help you with everything. The teachers are well prepared and friendly and know a lot about their country and my 'mom' in Quito was great. She did not only give me hints concerning Quito, much more she knows so much about Ecuador, like which places to see, what to do there, how to get there... I also joined various activities from school like the the night tour through Quito and trips to Quilotoa and Papallacta. The activities were always well planned and organized. In general it was a really nice time and I hope to see some of the people I met here again.
    Julia Deubzer
    Germany
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    Sept. 2016
  • Ich war insgesamt 3 Wochen in der Schule in Quito. In meiner ersten Woche war ich mit drei anderen deutschen in einer Klasse. Leider war meine erste Woche in der Schule nicht so schön für mich, da ich in der Gruppe überfordert war. Der Unterricht war viel zu schnell und in meiner Klasse hatten die Anderen mehr Vorkenntnisse als ich. Uns wurde gesagt wir müssen jeden Tag mindestens zwei Stunden lehren. Da wir aber so viel Grammatik, Vokalbeln und Hausaufgaben zu lernen/machen hatten wusste ich nicht wo ich Anfangen soll und war deshalb demotiviert. In meiner zweiten und dritten Woche durfte ich dann Klasse gewechseln. Ich hatte dann Einzelunterricht. Was sehr gut war. Ab dann hat es mir auch wirklich gut gefallen. Die Highlights für mich waren eigentlich immer die Pausen, denn dort gab es Croissants, Kaffee,Tee und manchmal sogar Bananen. Die Freizeit in Quito war richtig toll. Man hat sich mit vielen Mitschülern getroffen und Sachen unternommen. Außerdem gab es tolle Angebote an Ausflügen von der Schule. Ich kann die Schule auf jedenfall weiter empfehlen, wenn man schnell spanisch lernen möchte. :)
    Sophia Muller
    Germany
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    Dic. 2016
  • Amazing experience: very professional and dedicated trachers, friendly and helpful staff :)
    Ruta M.
    Germany
  • La settimana passata all’ ISE e stata eccellenete per ripassare e refamiliarizzarmi col la lingua. Le lezioni individuali con Tito non solo mi han dato la possibilita di ricevere lezioni linguistiche individuallizzate quindi soffermarci su concetti specifici, ma mi ha dato inoltre la possibilita di conversare con lui su argomenti di attualita, storia e cultura Ecuadorina ed ottenere una visione del paese attraverso gli occhi di chi ci vive. E stata una maniera eccellente di iniziare le quattro settimane di visita all’Ecuador. Eccellenti sono state anche le escursione guidate da Mario al museo di Guayasamin e da Washington alla citta notturna.
    Gianpiero Anelli
    Italy
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    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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