Enrich your learning experience by enrolling in our school in Quito, Ecuador. This is a beautiful city, encompassed by the Andes mountains and in the heart of South America. You’ll be surprised by the sense of security and the warm welcome you will feel in this lively city, with roughly 2 million inhabitants. Despite this, it has kept it’s friendly charm and each neighbourhood has a distinct vibe. Quito is a warm place to study, with temperatures around 20C all year round. Quito sits on the equator, and therefore the temperature evens out across the year. A visit to the equator is obligatory and a real sign that you’ve experienced Quito!
Our school is situated in the La Carolina residential area, which is a friendly and quiet place to study and balances out from the busy scenes in the centre of the city. It is close to the Metropolitan park, which is the biggest green area in Quito. In this area, there are loads of bars, restaurants, cafés and shops so you will be spoiled for choice outside of class time. The school is in an old-colonial style building, and is fully accessible for wheelchair users. We have 21 classrooms and a large interior patio here, ready for you to enjoy. Start your journey in Quito and experience this incredible city and school today!
Courses available in Quito
We have a variety of courses on offer in Quito, so check them out and see which works best for you! If you don’t know what you’re looking for, we are more than happy to assist you in building the course that is right for you. Please contact us if you have any queries and we are sure that we can resolve these without any trouble.
Intensive Immersion Course
This is our most traditional and popular program, and we call it an immersion course because you are fully immersed in Latin culture whilst studying, enriching your learning journey entirely! This course consists of 20 hours per week of group classes (groups capped at 5 students), providing a great opportunity to meet friends and practise your Spanish skills. Included in the price is accommodation and 2 meals a day. We will pair you with a host family in Quito, which means you will be communicating in Spanish around the clock. For one fixed price, you can enjoy Spanish language classes, and hispanic hospitality and gastronomy.
Super-intensive Immersion Course
This course is similar to the Intensive Immersion Course, but includes an additional hour of class per day. This additional class will be one-to-one. The advantages of this is that you can create a personalised curriculum for that time, and advance on the areas you struggle with the most. Also included are 2 meals a day and accommodation. This is ideal for more hands-on learners eager to get a kick-start.
As with our other schools, we recommend Private Tuition as a solution for all learners looking to really speed up their learning journey. We find that students spend 30% less time in the classroom overall this way, because they have the full and undivided attention of the tutor at all times. We will arrange a host family for you, who will provide meals and accommodation. Courses consist of either 20 or 30 hours a week of private classes.
Semi-Private Tuition (2-to-1)
This option is advisable for those who want the benefits of private tuition, but would like to share their class to focus more on conversational skills. This option also becomes cheaper, because the cost of class-time is split between the pair. This course consists of 20 hours of class a week, and includes accommodation and some meals as is with Private Tuition.
Blend your passion for learning Spanish and exploring a new country with our Activa Program! This course consists of classes during the morning, and activities in the afternoon totalling 7 hours per day. In small groups of up to five, you will learn Spanish and immerse yourself in cultural sites across Latin America. This course also includes accommodation and meals as you will be paired with a host family.
Flavours of the Andes
This course is very similar to the Activa Program, but includes an additional 1-to-1 class with your tutor to consolidate the topics covered in group classes. This is a great way to take your immersion experience even further.
Spanish for Medics
If you’re worried about the tough jargon and vocabulary involved in any medical job or role, look no further because we have it covered. This targeted course provides 4 hours a day of class, which uses medical topics to teach you Spanish. Learn grammatical and conversational skills through using medical vocabulary, and practice actual conversations that you could have in your job in Spanish. We cap classes at 5 students, to offer an intimate yet interactive environment, and is available for all levels. This course includes accommodation with a host family, and two meals per day.
SIELE and DELE Preparation
DELE is the oldest and most prestigious certificate of Spanish, and is internationally recognised. Similarly, SIELE is accredited and organised by the Instituto Cervantes. Our preparation courses for these exams allow you to enter the exam hall at ease, knowing you will achieve your best and obtain your certificate. This makes a fantastic addition to your CV, and will equip you with all the Spanish knowledge necessary.
This program is an intensive course for teens, which can open doors for them in the future as they will have this amazing experience to learn from, and will have learned a considerable amount of Spanish in a remarkably short period of time. This course consists of a blend of 7 hours of class a day, and cultural and leisure activities. No need to worry, all students will be supervised 24 hours a day, and will stay with our trusted host families. All food and refreshments are included. We realise every teen’s needs are different, so to create your detailed schedule please contact us.
This one-to-one program is ideal for adults looking to embark on an educational, yet thoroughly enjoyable experience. Blend class time with activities, totalling to 35 hours per week. You can choose leisure activities, cultural trips or enjoy a volunteering program as part of your course. Included is accommodation with a host family, transportation to some activities, tickets to leisure sites and two meals per day.
Spanish Teaching Course
This course is designed for non-native Spanish teachers looking to develop their skills further on an intensive, immersive course. It lasts for 2 weeks, and consists of a total of 40 hours. It is extremely dynamic and engaging, with a blend of practical workshops and theory based classes. Don’t worry, we arrange accommodation for all of our clients with host families, which includes two meals per day. We also arrange cultural trips and excursions as part of this course, so you can really become acquainted with Latin America!
We offer a number of amazing volunteering opportunities in South America. The possibilities are endless. This can form the core of your course, or can be an add-on to any of our other courses. This option is flexible and requires arrangement with our staff at Spanish Express, so please do not hesitate to contact us regarding the opportunities available.
The majority of our courses are arranged with a host family for our clients. This saves you the hassle of finding accommodation, and enriches your learning experience. However, do feel free to arrange your own living plans.