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Why Study Spanish in Ecuador?

Ecuador is the South American capital of Spanish study. The small republic has earned this title for good reason, most importantly because Ecuadorians speak clear, pure Spanish and use much less slang than many South American and Central American countries. Ecuador has also become an increasingly popular country in which to study Spanish on account of its low cost of studying and living, abundant extracurricular activities, and the wide variety of quality Spanish schools available. Free time in Ecuador can be spent in a multitude of exciting ways including volcano climbing, mountain biking, white water rafting, exploring the Amazon, taking salsa lessons, and visiting Indian markets and haciendas to name but a few.

Prices & Course Characteristics

Spanish classes at Ecuadorian Spanish schools generally average from between USD 10 to USD 15 per hour. Tuition fees are usually reduced if you study for extended periods of time or if you study in groups. Almost all schools ofer one-on-one lessons and small group study. If you don’t speak much or any Spanish, don’t worry, the reputable schools, including those listed on our Ecuador Spanish schools page, can provide you with Spanish classes that will make learning Spanish painless and fun. Specialty courses such as business Spanish, medical Spanish or courses on Latin American history and culture are also available with some schools.

The Spanish schools usually offer other services as well. Most schools will prearrange your accommodation, either in a hotel of your choice or with a local host family. Family stays average between USD 20 – USD 25 per day, and offer the added benefit of being able to practice Spanish outside of the classroom. Schools frequently offer lessons in salsa dancing, cooking and Quechua (the main indigenous language of Ecuador). Also, because of its small size, a wide variety of one-day and weekend trips are possible within Ecuador (especially from Quito) and many schools regularly offer such excursions.

Spanish Schools, Recent Additions to EE! (click here for a complete list of schools)

Guayasamin Spanish Academy offers private or group Spanish lessons to students of all levels. The friendly and qualified faculty at Guayasamin Spanish Academy can design personalized lessons to suite your needs and help you progress rapidly. The school’s central location in La Mariscal makes it possible for teachers to lead field trips to the nearby produce market, the artisanal market or Quito’s famous historic center. The school also sponsors cultural events where students can learn to cook traditional Ecuadorian cuisine or learn to salsa. The knowledgable staff can also offer helpful insight about activities in Quito as well as excursions around Ecuador. The ability to experience Ecuadorian culture while developing language skills makes Guayasamin Spanish Academy the ideal place to study Spanish in Quito.

Study Spanish at Simon Bolivar Spanish School Ecuador – The best Spanish learning experience in Quito, Cuenca, Amazon or Coast. The superb quality of its services and the professional and extensive experience of its teachers provide the right combination for a unique language-learning program. Since its foundation 15 years ago, Simon Bolivar Spanish School has been the leader in the market, being one of the oldest, largest and most successful Spanish schools in the region.

Guacamayo Tours and Rio Muchacho – Learn Spanish in a unique rural environment with qualified teachers. Offering alternative learning programs combined with cultural exchange activities, tourism and volunteering. Excellent for all ages, programs from 1 -3 weeks include theory and practice while you enjoy the activities on and around the farm: chocolate making, shrimp fishing, horse treks to humid forest and to see howler monkeys, visit to Isla Corazón and much more!

Spanish School in Quito, Ecuador at Academia Latinoamericana de Espanol Set in a beautiful colonial campus, with interior patio, library, auditorium, cafeteria, wallyball court, wheelchair access, elevator, internet wireless connection, for complete beginners-superior, most effective methods, only university qualified and experienced teachers, University credit through Alma College, New Mexico State University or Bildungsurlaub in Germany, homestay and student residence, cultural program, travel packages and more at very reasonable rates.

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Provider Spotlight

Free Galapagos Trip Planner at Galapagos Islands .com – easily plan your Galapagos vacation online, find great value, and a wide selection of customized Galapagos cruises and vacations.

Galapagos Tour Experts – Adventure Life Specialize in luxury Galapagos cruises, and land-based Galapagos tours. Adventure Life can help you design the perfect trip to Ecuador. As seen in Outside Magazine, NatGeo, and the New York Times.

Voyager Galapagos Tours has excellent Galapagos cruise deals & last-minute offers, and land-based Galapagos tours (aka Island Hopping).

Galapagos & Ecuador Insiders use their local expertise to assist you in planning the perfect Galapagos cruise or Ecuador tour for your precise budget, needs, and interests.

Latin Trails craft customized journeys to the Galapagos Islands, the Ecuador mainland, the Amazon rainforest, and Peru. They operate the highly-rated Galapagos cruising yacht: Seaman Journey and the day tour yacht the Galapagos Hopper.

Bespoke Galapagos – Pioneers in Galapagos tourism. Two generations of sailing and shipbuilding showcase unparalleled knowledge in creating the most unique Galapagos Cruises.

Gulliver Expeditions – Learn more about our Ecuador Tours, Peru Tours, Ecuador Climbing Expeditions, Galapagos Land Tours, and Machu Picchu Tours. Gulliver Expeditions offer fantastic travel experiences since 2005.

Surtrek Galapagos Cruises – have offered exceptional custom-designed trips to the Galapagos for over 20 years. They now bring their brand of off-the-beaten-path trips to other countries in South America such as Peru’s Machu Picchu, Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats, and Chile’s Atacama Desert.

ViaNatura – provides excellent value Galapagos cruises on the Monserrat yacht, a luxury cruise experience on the Hermes yacht, and a variety of tours in Ecuador and Peru.

Exclusive Galapagos Cruises, part of the EQ Touring group – specializes in private Galapagos yacht charters. They can help your group find the perfect yacht that matches your needs at a price negotiated by a true insider that has been doing charters in the Galapagos for decades.

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