The minimum length of group courses is one week and there is no maximum. The courses run continually depending on the levels of the students attending the school. Some students stay for one or two weeks, others choose to stay for several months. Of course, those who stay longer will achieve a higher level of Spanish, but short courses are ideal for people who want to learn intensively as part of their holiday, for example.
All the courses are available at all levels of Spanish, from absolute beginner through to advanced. Progress from one level to the next depends on the individual student, the type of course, and of course how much time they dedicate to Spanish outside of class.
There is a maximum of 6 students per group. If a student books group lessons but there are not sufficient numbers of students to form a group at the appropriate level, the course will go ahead but it will be divided into 14 individual lessons.
It is proved beyond doubt that the most effective way to learn Spanish is by experiencing a total Spanish immersion. This is why our classes are taught entirely in Spanish. This way you maximize the learning experience which allows you to get the most of your Spanish studies. The classes are divided into conversation and grammar. In this way students develop a sound understanding of the grammatical basis of the language, and build on it with practical communication skills and everyday vocabulary, which they can use outside the classroom straight away. Teachers will usually set a short exercise for homework each day.
Learning material, book with grammar and exercises, notebook
WIFI at school
Placement test and weekly evaluations
Free coffee/tea during the breaks
Purified water – for free during classes
Map of Quito
Twice a week Salsa classes (Quito only)
Cooking party every Thursday
Assistance to find accommodation and volunteering projects in Quito, Otavalo and Ecuador
24-hour emergency phone