Student Beoordeling


  • 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
  • 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
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    Aug. 2016
  • Ich kann das Instituto Superior waermstens Herzens empfehlen. Ich habe mich super aufgehoben gefuehlt. Nicht nur, dass der Spanischunterricht (Gruppe und Einzel) sehr individuen- und beduerfnisorientiert ist, so dass man schnell Fortschritte mach und die Lehrer zugewandt sind, nein auch alles drum herum, die Ausfluege, Paola und Valeria, die immer ein offenes Ohr fuer einen haben sind einfach nur klasse, Ich bin sehr froh, dass ich mich fuer dieses Institut entschieden habe und fuehle mich sehr gut vorbereitet fuer meine weitere Reise und ich werde wiederkommen. Angelica kann super erklaeren. Sie hat mir sehr viel beigebracht mit einer Engelsgeduld. Ausserdem habe ich durch sie sehr viel ueber die ecuadorianische Kultur erfahren. Ich konnte mit allem zu ihr kommen.
    Sophia Thomas
    Germany
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    Oct. 2016
  • 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 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
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    Aug. 2016
  • Nous ne parlions pas un mot d'espagnol et après seulement 40h de cours, nous avons atteint un niveau élémentaire permettant de demander précisément notre chemin, de commander au restaurant et d'avoir de petites conversations, bref assez pour voyager ! Le staff est accueillant et professionnel, ils n'hésitent pas à aider les étudiants pour n'importe quel problème ou question. L'école est très bien située, en plein centre historique et à proximité de nombreux hôtels et restaurants bon-marchés. En plus d'apprendre l'espagnol, on y rencontre beaucoup d'autres voyageurs avec qui il est possible de participer aux nombreuses activités extra-scolaires organisées par l'école (dont certaines gratuites).
    Jean-Baptiste Van den Eynde
    Belgo
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    Oct. 2016
  • 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
  • I came to Ecuador for volunteering in an ecological project. Before it starts i went to Instituto Superior de Espanol to learn and improve my spanish.Before i came to Ecuador i learned spanish at the online platform Babbel, so knew already some grammar and some vocabulary, Thats why i took only one week of spanish courses, It improved my grammar, y vocabular und above all to speak spanish and get used to talk in spanish. I would only recommend one week of spanish if you leaned a lot already at your home country. I had individual classes, which was very good, because it was intense and i talked a lot. the teacher took up with my tempo of learning the language and also with the level on which i was. Compliments: The people in the school are very nice and always try to help and answer the questions you have, In the school are a lot of Volunteers and people who are travelling around so it is a good place to get to know people. The school organizes a lot of travels around Quito didnt have the time to do that, but its good organized and you can travel around without worrying how to get there and how to come back.
    Peter Wagenmaker
    USA
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    June. 2016
  • J'ai personnellement eu une super expérience durant mon séjour et mes cours à Quito. L'atmosphère dans l'école était super je me suis très bien entendu avec les autres étudiants qui viennent de plein de nations différentes. Le prix des cours est très démocratique.
    Armand Bosquillon de Jenlis
    France
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    Oct. 2016
  • 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

Testimonium


  • 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Mattias K.
    Switzerland
  • 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.
    Grant L.
    Canada
  • 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
    Laurinda Cheng
    Canada
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    Nov. 2016
  • 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
    Lindsey Gaunt
    USA
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    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
    Germany
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    June. 2016
  • Ich war 2 Wochen im Instituto superior de español. Für mich war es hier super.  Ich habe das aller erste mal mit der spanischen Sprache Bekanntschaft gemacht und es funktioniert ;) die Lehrer gehen an der Schule individuell auf jeden einzelnen ein und somit holen Sie für jeden das beste raus. Die Klassen sind auch sehr klein. Ich hatte noch eine Klassenpartnerin. Somit konnten wir individuell an den Kenntnissen arbeiten und sie stark verbessern. Im großen und ganzen ist die Schule sehr zu empfehlen.
    Daniel Marsch
    Germany
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    May. 2016
  • Learning Spanish at this school in Quito as a beginner was a really good experience. i learned really fast and a lot. The combination of Trips around the city, cultural and culinaric events makes learning Spanish a whole new experience. You walk straight out of school and can use what you just learned. In the time of School, you get to know a lot people that form a community and share the daily experiences. The school is extremely organized and gives you enough comfort to learn efficiently as well lets you have enough space and freedom to travel and make your own discoveries. I had a really great = time learning Spanish at the ISE Quito.
    Linus Mack
    Germany
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    June. 2016
  • The school was interesting and I learned a lot in just a short time. I enjoyed to wake up in the morning to go to school and learn something useful. The lessions with Tanja were very structured and well built up. I liked the way how she explains the language and its rules. The notes on the white board are very useful to take your own notes. Her spanish was very clear and I understood almost everything. She knows how to adapt her language, so that beginners can understand her easily! Great teacher!!! The Tours with Washington were also very cool, interesting and litteraly fascinating! He is actually a great guide and you can feel that he likes his job. Furthermore it is important to say that he is a good driver and I felt very save all the time.
    Stefan De Bernardi
    Switzerland
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    June. 2016
  • 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
  • Amazing experience: very professional and dedicated trachers, friendly and helpful staff :)
    Ruta M.
    Germany
  • I'm very satisfied with the Instituto Superior de Espanol Spanish School. Great teachers, great accomodation in host family :)
  • Never made a trip, which was that well organized. You're amazing Eugenio! Sorry for asking you hundrets of questions before traveling to Ecuador. But I finally did it, and it was amazing. I really enjoyed my time in Otavalo. It's such a lovely town and I felt much safer then in Quito. But I didn't hat enough time to visit Galapagos. That's sad :/ But maybe I'll come back next year. And of course I'll aks hundrets of questions :) Saludos Anna de Alemana
    Anna
    Germany
  • I stayed for 2 weeks at the instituto and it was great! I had group lessons in the morning and privat lessons in the afternoon and bouth helped me a lot and I aproved my spanish. I had Angelica and Tito as my teachers and they were very nice After the school you can go to salsa lessons or cook typical food for free. If  you have any problems they try to help you.
    Kerstin Lübbe
    Germany
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    June. 2016
  • 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
    Greg Brunso
    USA
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    May. 2016
  • 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
    Susannah da Silva
    United Kingdom
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    Aug. 2016
  • 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
    Lucy da Silva
    United Kingdom
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    Aug. 2016
  • I came to Ecuador for volunteering in an ecological project. Before it starts i went to Instituto Superior de Espanol to learn and improve my spanish.Before i came to Ecuador i learned spanish at the online platform Babbel, so knew already some grammar and some vocabulary, Thats why i took only one week of spanish courses, It improved my grammar, y vocabular und above all to speak spanish and get used to talk in spanish. I would only recommend one week of spanish if you leaned a lot already at your home country. I had individual classes, which was very good, because it was intense and i talked a lot. the teacher took up with my tempo of learning the language and also with the level on which i was. Compliments: The people in the school are very nice and always try to help and answer the questions you have, In the school are a lot of Volunteers and people who are travelling around so it is a good place to get to know people. The school organizes a lot of travels around Quito didnt have the time to do that, but its good organized and you can travel around without worrying how to get there and how to come back.
    Peter Wagenmaker
    USA
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    June. 2016
  • 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
  • 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
    Alexandre Langlois
    Canada
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    Aug. 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
    Roger Poirier
    Canada
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    Ago. 2014
  • 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
    Juliane Moldrzyk
    Germany
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    Sept. 2016
  • It was realy good to learn spanish there and you can do a lot of activities. Everybody is very friendly and the help you with everyting you need. Also to stay with a family was a good option. The make you feel like home. Thank you for the great time
    Gabriela Feiersinger
    Gabriela Feiersinger
    Austria
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    Sept. 2016
  • I really enjoy my 2 weeks here!  Everbody is so nice and friendly,  always there to help us!  Teacher are nice, patient and funny! Really good school!
    Geneviève Levesque
    Geneviève Levesque
    Canada
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    Sept. 2016
  • Das Instituto Superior de Español ist eine wirklich super organisierte Sprachschule, die auf jeden Wunsch sofort eingeht. Nach einem kleinen Sprachtest am Anfang wird das Niveau eingeschätzt und so der Kurs perfekt an die eigenen Stärken und Schwächen angepasst. Vom Anfänger bis zum Fortgeschrittenen also alles dabei. Die Lehrer selbst sind alle nett und man hat viel Zeit, um wirklich sprechen zu lernen, vor allem weil die Lerngruppen sehr klein und familiär sind. Schön ist auch, dass man viel über die Kultur und den Alltag der Südamerikaner erfährt. In Quito bzw. Ecuador wird außerdem akzentfrei und langsam gesprochen, das erleichtert das Lernen! Nach dem Sprachkurs und am Wochenende bietet die Schule auch zahlreiche Aktivitäten an wie kostenlose Salsa-Stunden oder Ausflüge in die Umgebung. So lernt man auch die anderen estudiantes gut kennen. Ich selbst war eine Woche in Quito und eine Woche in der etwas kleineren Schule in Otavalo und es hat mir wirklich sehr gut gefallen. Die gleichzeitige (mögliche) Unterbringung in Gastfamilien erleichtert das Lernen noch einmal. Alles in allem muy recomendable!
    Manuel Allwang
    Manuel Allwang
    Germany
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    Sept. 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • My husband and I took a week of 1-1 lessons to refresh our rusty Spanish at the start of our 4 week visit to Ecuador.. My teacher, Tania, is knowledgeable, experienced and patient. Because of her flexibility, I was able to not only improve my Spanish, but also to engage in conversations (in Spanish) about topics of interest about all things Ecuadorian. We are glad we took advantage of some of the guided field trips (with Mario to the Guayasamin Museum and the Quito by night with Washington). My husband's feedback is under the title (Excellent experience). Paola and all of the support staff are so helpful and organized. They helped us with our transportation needs and questions during and after our week at the ISE.
    Victoria Anelli
    Italy
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    Sept. 2016
  • Habe hier für 4 Wochen Spanisch gelernt und ich war mit der Schule sehr zufrieden. Jede Woche wechselt man den Lehrer, was mir sehr gefallen hat, da so Abwechslung in den Unterricht kommt. Das Personal ist super nett und hilfsbereit und auch die angebotenen Aktivitäten haben mir sehr gefallen, besonders das kostenlose Mittagessen jeden Mittwoch :D Die Atmosphäre ist sehr familiär und man fühlte sich sofort wohl. Habe viele interessante und coole Leute aus vielen verschiedenen Ländern kennengelernt, die zur selben Zeit die Schule besucht haben wie ich und mit denen man dann am Wochenende und nach der Schule Zeit verbracht hat, sodass die Zeit nur so verflogen ist. Kann die Schule daher auf jeden Fall nur weiterempfehlen!
    Janne Herden
    Germany
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    Sept. 2016
  • En venlig og meget imødekommende skole. Lærerne er virkelig gode til at justere efter det individuelle niveau/behov. Man bliver taget godt imod og bliver sendt godt videre. Fantastisk familie.
    Louise Lundorff Jensen
    Louise Lundorff Jensen
    Denmark
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    Oct. 2016
  • When we arrived at the airport in Quito we where picked up be and taken to oure host family. Eugenio told us about the city and its people, and what the different parts was like. When we arrived at oure host we was greeted whit a smile and felt at home right away! We got a nice room which was well furnished. At the school we started with the basic grammar, and the teachers where good at finding my level. I felt that they worked hard to help me understand the new and at times confusing language that Spanish was to me. After four weeks I feel ready to take my skills to the "real" world! The school has been very helpful in organizing every part of our travel and excursions in Ecuador!
    Stefan Dürr Villadsen
    Stefan Dürr Villadsen
    Dinamarca
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    Oct. 2016
  • Ich kann das Instituto Superior waermstens Herzens empfehlen. Ich habe mich super aufgehoben gefuehlt. Nicht nur, dass der Spanischunterricht (Gruppe und Einzel) sehr individuen- und beduerfnisorientiert ist, so dass man schnell Fortschritte mach und die Lehrer zugewandt sind, nein auch alles drum herum, die Ausfluege, Paola und Valeria, die immer ein offenes Ohr fuer einen haben sind einfach nur klasse, Ich bin sehr froh, dass ich mich fuer dieses Institut entschieden habe und fuehle mich sehr gut vorbereitet fuer meine weitere Reise und ich werde wiederkommen. Angelica kann super erklaeren. Sie hat mir sehr viel beigebracht mit einer Engelsgeduld. Ausserdem habe ich durch sie sehr viel ueber die ecuadorianische Kultur erfahren. Ich konnte mit allem zu ihr kommen.
    Sophia Thomas
    Germany
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    Oct. 2016
  • Nous ne parlions pas un mot d'espagnol et après seulement 40h de cours, nous avons atteint un niveau élémentaire permettant de demander précisément notre chemin, de commander au restaurant et d'avoir de petites conversations, bref assez pour voyager ! Le staff est accueillant et professionnel, ils n'hésitent pas à aider les étudiants pour n'importe quel problème ou question. L'école est très bien située, en plein centre historique et à proximité de nombreux hôtels et restaurants bon-marchés. En plus d'apprendre l'espagnol, on y rencontre beaucoup d'autres voyageurs avec qui il est possible de participer aux nombreuses activités extra-scolaires organisées par l'école (dont certaines gratuites).
    Jean-Baptiste Van den Eynde
    Jean-Baptiste Van den Eynde
    Belgo
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    Oct. 2016
  • J'ai personnellement eu une super expérience durant mon séjour et mes cours à Quito. L'atmosphère dans l'école était super je me suis très bien entendu avec les autres étudiants qui viennent de plein de nations différentes. Le prix des cours est très démocratique.
    Armand Bosquillon de Jenlis
    Armand Bosquillon de Jenlis
    France
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    Oct. 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
    Natalia Rios
    United States
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    Nov. 2016
  • My teachers were so patient and knowledgeable.  They created a safe space for me to learn.  The administrative staff are also very professional.  Theresa works so hard behind the scenes, I really appreciate her welcoming smile.  Thank you all for a lovely time!  It was unforgettable.  Zayra is truly an amazing teacher.  Her passion for teaching has inspired me to continue to learn Spanish.
    Amory Hiller
    Amory Hiller
    USA
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    Nov. 2016
  • 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
    Thomas Burrage
    USA
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    Nov. 2016
  • I spent two weeks at El Instituto Superior de Español, which is conveniently located in the centre of Quito. I had had Spanish lessons prior to coming to Quito, but received lessons that fit my level well. I had private classes, which were both intense, as well as effective. The school offers a variety of activities in Quito, which is a great option when traveling alone. The school helps you with anything; buses, airport transportation - they even helped me when I had trouble navigating the city alone on my first day. Staying with a local family was a great experience, they were very welcoming and included me in their everyday life. It is an amazing way to experience Ecuador while practicing your Spanish.
    Sara Kolding
    Sara Kolding
    Denmark
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    Nov. 2016
  • Otavalo und die Umgebung sind wunderschön. Es gibt Wasserfälle, Lagunen und natürlich den Markt, den man auch ruhig öfters besuchen kann, da es wirklich viel zu entdecken gibt. Die Familie und Lehrer waren sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend und haben einem stets geholfen, Unternehmungen zu organisieren und sich in der stadt zurechtzufinden. Das Essen war sehr gut. Sehr frisch, morgensgab es immer Obstsalat: me gusta mucho ;)
    Sophia Lanzoni
    Sophia Lanzoni
    Germany
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    Dec. 2016
  • The teachers were well organized and worked to explain everything simply. I was very impressed with their planning. The administration could work to be more modern, as it's not possible to transfer money to them or use a credit card without a 20 percent up charge. Well organized
    Emma Figgins
    Emma Figgins
    USA
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    Nov. 2016
  • Meine Hostmutter war toll. Luli hat ihre Küche unseren Nicht-ecuadorianischen Mägen angepasst, dabei jedoch ihre Kultur uns näher gebracht. Wir saßen öfters noch abends zusammen und haben "geredet" wobei sie stets sehr liebevoll mit unserem bruchstückhaften spanisch umgegangen ist In den ersten zwei Wochen hatte ich tania als Lehrerin und gruppenunterricht. In der ersten Woche als 4er- und in der zweiten als 6er-Gruppe. Die erste Woche war sehr intensiv, aber toll, da ich das Gefühl hatte richtig viel in kürzester Zeit zu lernen. 6 Leute in einer Gruppe war dann ein bisschen zu viel, da eine Menge Zeit mit warten verschwendet wurde. Tania hat es aber super gemacht und ist auf jeden einzelnen individuell eingegangen, ohne dabei den Stoff aus den Augen zu verlieren. Die dritte Woche war als Zweiergruppe und bestand weniger aus Grammatik und mehr aus reden, was sehr gut war. Vanessa hat dabei stets gute Laune gehabt und wir haben viel im Unterricht gelacht. Ansonsten mochteich die Schule sehr gerne, da allgemein eine sehr gute Stimmung da war.
    Sophia Lanzoni
    Sophia Lanzoni
    Germany
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    Dic. 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
    Sophia Muller
    Germany
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    Dic. 2016
  • Ich war nach drei Wochen Quito für zwei Wochen in Otavalo. Otavalo ist sehr klein und ruhig und eine schöne Auszeit von dem aufregendem Quito. Die Schule ist wirklich super! Ich habe in den zwei Wochen sehr viel gelernt. Am besten hat mir gefallen, dass hier sehr viel reden geübt wird. Natürlich lernt man auch Grammatik. Im allgemeinen wird darauf geachtet, dass man das trainiert was einem noch schwer fällt. Meine Lehrerin war sehr nett und die Atmosphäre sehr gemütlich. Mir hat die Zeit hier sehr gut gefallen, da man auch Nachmittags viel anschauen und unternehmen kann. Ich kann jedem empfehlen Otavalo zu besuchen.
    Sophia Muller
    Sophia Muller
    Germany
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    Dic. 2016
  • I really ennoyed my four weeks here in quito. The school is very interested to improve your spanish skills and to get familiar with their country. The teachers are always motivated and friendly. They always cater for each student's individual needs and try their best to fulfill their wishes. I felt very comfortable during classes and the atmosphere was always relaxed. The location, in the historic center, could'nt be better
    Gina Wismer
    Gina Wismer
    Switzerland
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    Ene. 2017
  • The atmosphere in the school is really nice, while the break you can sit next to all the other students and eat, drink tea or coffe and talk. Through the breaks, cooking classes and Salsa lessons it´s really easy to make new friends and get in contact with the others, even if you´re travelling alone. The spanish classes are little (2-4 students), so it´s easier for the teacher to focus individually on the students. I always felt free to ask the teacher and became the right answers in a competent way, we also made jokes throuhout the lessons so it never got boring. I also could ask the employers/teachers how to get somewhere or how to get there with which bus, they always helped. The school is in the centre of Quito, so you can easily do sightseeing or going to a cafe or restaurant alone or with the other students after the spanish lessons if you want. Compliments: Nice atmosphere, patient and competent teachers. Nice tips and trips offered. Your spanish teacher/group is exactly adopted to your level of spanish-knowledge you already have
    Isabell Geidel
    Isabell Geidel
    Germany
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    Feb. 2017