Best Spanish Language Schools in Ecuador

Spanish Language Schools in EcuadorAre you looking for a place to study Spanish intensively abroad, perhaps looking for a total immersion course with native speakers? What are the best ways to learn Spanish? While courses such as Platiquemos do help, most people who become fluent speakers of Spanish study abroad as well. On your next vacation in Ecuador, while enjoying the sights, learn enough Spanish to help you get by in your explorations. We have collected here a number of Spanish language schools of various levels of intensity in a variety of areas in Ecuador, to help you find the destination of your choice.

Ailola Quito Language School

Location: Quito, Otavalo & Galapagos Islands

Email: service@ailolaquito.com

Description: Founded in 1988 by Ecuadorians, Ailola Quito is a locally owned and operated Spanish school with 16 classrooms in the colonial city center of Quito plus a branch in Otavalo. The school offers Spanish courses at 7 different levels, DELE certification programs, Traveling classrooms, volunteering programs as well as different activities and accommodation options plus free WiFi.

Academia de Español Surpacifico
Our Spanish Immersion Program is approved by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, and are individual one-on-one classes, with flexible scheduling according to your needs. Our guaranteed communicative method is characterized by rapid progress in real life conversations combined with the intensive study of grammar, vocabulary, reading and pronunciation. We have home-stays with carefully selected families, and out-of-class experiences with your teacher such as: visits to national parks, beaches and nearby islands, boat trips, water sports, country excursions, and horseback riding (these activities are optional), plus activities such as Ecuadorian cooking classes, and tropical dance classes (Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, etc.) 
Location: Manta, Quito
Email: info@ecuadorspanishschools.com

Canoa Spanish Language School
Our Spanish school offers Spanish immersion language classes in a relaxing beach atmosphere. The length of your study or course depends on you. Our study program is individually designed to meet the needs of each student, based on current knowledge and abilities. For beginners, the five important areas of focus are pronunciation, sentence structure, vocabulary building, conversation, and verb conjugation. We recommend a living with a local family to fortify your learning experience. Still, many students prefer staying in a hotel for more independence. We offer a complete package with the best of both, a small Spanish-speaking family-run inn.
Location: Canoa
Email: canoaschool@hotmail.com

Spanish School Shishink
The Spanish School Shishink offers Spanish courses at all levels, whether you don't yet speak a word or are already a student. Shishink is a natural reserve offering you the unique opportunity to study Spanish in a wonderful and abundant natural setting with many exciting outdoor activities. You may enjoy a stay from 2 weeks on up to 3-4 months, and take part in Shishink's social and environmental projects and experience the Ecuadorian way of life and its people. 
Location: Shishink
Email: shishink@web.de

Cuenca

Languages Abroad
We are a leading international language-travel organization with thousands of students traveling with us each year, of all ages, to study a language in over 50 countries and in 30 different languages. We are a team of enthusiastic linguists and professional study abroad advisors who are specialists in guiding each student to an appropriate language destination amidst the myriad of study abroad options out there - many of which are of questionable quality and we do not represent. 
Location: Cuenca, Quito 
Email: info@languagesabroad.com

Lingua Service Worldwide
Lingua Service Worldwide, Ltd., an independent foreign language program agency, represents private foreign language schools all over the world that specialize in offering "full immersion" language program opportunities. These foreign language study abroad programs have been developed with the purpose of teaching a new language within its own setting in a short period of time. Whether you are looking for an immersion language program to learn Spanish, French, Italian, we have the right foreign language program for you. 
Location: Cuenca, Quito
Email: itctravel@worldnet.att.net

Montanita Spanish School
Montanita Spanish school is located right on the beach in the fantastic town of Montanita. Learn Spanish as you surf, scuba dive or just relax on the golden sands. Friendly and well experienced teachers will help you master Spanish, and have a good time; there are many activities around Montanita. Accommodation choices include Home Stay, beach house, or our truly superb eco-cabanas complete with a huge swimming pool and Jacuzzi! 
Location: Montanita
Email: info@montanitaspanishschool.com

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Si Centro Spanish School
Si Centro is authorized by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. We work with fully qualified and experienced teachers whose proven methods lead to fast, easy & effective learning. Our classes are consistently informational, while at the same time entertaining! We offer one-on-one instruction or instruction in small groups, with tuition adjusted accordingly. All levels of Spanish are available, including elementary, intermediate, advanced, and Spanish for professional fields. Our regular program consists of 20 classroom hours per week, and our intensive program consists of more than 20 hours per week, normally 30. 
Location: Cuenca
Email: sicentro@sicentrospanishschool.com

StudyGlobal
StudyGlobal provides high-quality language programs located in some of the most beautiful places all over the globe, and we make all the searching, planning and preparing for a perfect learning experience simple, convenient and affordable. We want to offer students the opportunity to learn a new language while experiencing a new culture and developing an intercultural sensitivity. In the future we are planning to expand our operations to offer eco and adventure-tourism together with our academic programs. 
Location: Cuenca 
Email: info@studyglobal.com

Quito

Academia Activa
Activa isn't just the name of the school but is our concept of how to learn Spanish. This means the application of modern and effective methods of teaching, to integrate you, the student, into the atmosphere and environment of the Spanish culture in Ecuador. We do this by introducing you to the Ecuadorian style of life in a guest family, by exposing you to actual and relevant forms of communication, and through excursions and cultural activities. The effect of this method is that you will learn in a relatively short time how to use the Spanish language in life situations. 
Location: Quito
Email: info@activa-spanish.de

Academia Atlantika
We have four centers in Spain (Conil, Seville, O´Grove) and Ecuador (Quito). We have been open nearly 20 years and successfully taught thousands of students. One can choose from the beach, the city or combine both! Courses are taught on a practical level specializing in the needs of each student. 
Location: Quito
Email: spanisch@atlantika.net

Academia Bipo & Toni's
Bipo & Toni´s is an organisation of long standing, dedicated to the encounter between different continents, different languages and different cultures. We offer private instruction with anywhere between 20 and 30 lessons per week. This allows the teacher to adapt the programme of lessons exactly to your individual needs and to cater to your special wishes. Your commitment and the extensive experience of our teachers allow you to achieve an above-average command of the Spanish language without excessive effort and in a short time. Once you have completed 120 or more hours, you can obtain a certificate from the Ministery of Education of Ecuador. 
Location: Quito 
Email: info@ch.bipo.net

Academia de Español Amistad
Our academy is a small, comfortable school and we teach in a family atmosphere. We offer individual classes, where you choose the number of lessons. We recommend a standard course of 20 or 25 lessons or an intensive course of 30 or 35 lessons per week. Our Academy is registered with the Ministry of Education and Culture since 1989 and is managed by his female director Verónica Encalada. 
Location: Quito
Email: eamistad@uio.telconet.net

Academia de Español Guayasamin
Our Spanish Language school was founded by a group of professional teachers to respond to the demand for Spanish, which has multiplied greatly in the last ten years. Our teachers are all native to Ecuador, have university degrees, and years of experience working with students from a wide variety of countries. Guayasamin offers you the opportunity to submerge yourself in the adventure of learning and enjoy all the social and cultural benefits that come with the process. You will not only be a student, but also a traveler and explorer, part of a new family, and friend of the Ecuadorian people. 
Location: Quito
Email: info@guayasaminschool.com

Academia de Español Quito
The school is located in the commercial core of modern Quito easily accessable by public transportation and close to banks, restaurants, internet cafes, shopping and many tourist attractions. In addition to grammar, lessons include spelling, vocabulary, pronunciation exercises, linguistics, phonology, Latin American culture and lectures on specific topics of discussion. We also teach specific subjects such as Latin American literature, history, business, and medical or law vocabulary. On termination of the course each student receives a certificate of aptitude. To complete the language program, we offer an exciting variety of cultural and tourist activities to expand the Spanish vocabulary and diversity of the instruction. 
Location: Quito
Email: academiaquito@andinanet.net

Academia de Español Ruta del Sol
Intensive one-to-one Spanish immersion programs for students at all levels. Homestay with Ecuadorian families available, as well as environmentally and culturally educational excursions to complement study programs. Exciting study-in-the-Jungle programs available. We offer special courses in Medical Spanish. 
Location: Quito 
Email: rutadelsol33@hotmail.com

Academia de Español Surpacifico
Our Spanish Immersion Program is approved by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, and are individual one-on-one classes, with flexible scheduling according to your needs. Our guaranteed communicative method is characterized by rapid progress in real life conversations combined with the intensive study of grammar, vocabulary, reading and pronunciation. We have home-stays with carefully selected families, and out-of-class experiences with your teacher such as: visits to national parks, beaches and nearby islands, boat trips, water sports, country excursions, and horseback riding (these activities are optional), plus activities such as Ecuadorian cooking classes, and tropical dance classes (Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, etc.) 
Location: Manta, Quito
Email: info@ecuadorspanishschools.com

American Spanish School
American Spanish School is located in the modern part of Quito, close to the commercial area. The basis of our courses is the modern usage of the Spanish Language and we focus on development of understanding of both spoken and written language, as well as the ability to express oneself orally and in writing. Our courses also emphasize pronunciation, style, idioms and grammar. Individual lessons (one-to-one) are the most intensive form of language learning and ensure the greatest possible success, as you can learn according to your own pace. 
Location: Quito
Email: info@americanspanishschool.com

Ana's Home
In Ana's Home you are treated as one of the family! You can practice your Spanish and learn about our culture and customs, as you live with native Spanish speakers. Ana's Home offers students a comfortable room and a delicious homemade breakfast every morning. Lessons are based on an efficient program covering vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and conversation. We have courses for people with a range of Spanish skills, from beginners to advanced students. Each program consists of oral and written exercises. In addition to our classes, we offer study materials; and cultural programs that include art exposition, lectures and travel. 
Location: Quito
Email: anashome@hotmail.com

APF Languages
At APF we custom design language courses to meet the needs of every individual student. Our specially designed classes allow you to achieve mastery of Spanish faster than you ever imagined. APF believes in both studying and playing hard. Whether you enroll at our school that overlooks the Pacific Ocean or at our school in the breathtaking Andean highlands, you will never be at a loss for things to do outside of class. Trek through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, scuba dive in the sea or brush up on your archeology at Inca or pre-Columbian ruins. 
Location: Quito 
Email: info@apf-languages.com

Apu Inty
Belonging to the Centro de Idiomas Andrés Bello, the Apu Inty School is a school that educates its students in many ways, from Spanish language training to lessons about Ecuadorian tradition and cultural understanding. The school offers individual or group lessons aimed at Spanish students of multiple levels, from Basic through Advanced, and students of all ages. Using a combination of theoretical and practical activities to teach our students, Apu Inty creates a diverse curriculum. In addition to presenting a certificate to all of its students, the school will grant you an official diploma upon your completion of at least 120 classroom hours of study. 
Location: Quito
Email: info@apuintyspanishschool.com

Beraca Spanish School
Our primary goal is to help you learn or perfect your Spanish in a fun, safe environment. Our teachers are university educated, some with as much a dozen years of teaching experience. We creatively use everything from simple pictures to electronic audiovisuals to speed up the learning process. What sets us apart is our flexibility and range of services in and out of the classroom, from the moment you arrive in Quito. We'll meet you at the airport, if you wish, and take care of your lodging, at a hotel, a private apartment, or provide room and board (and plenty of conversation) with some wonderful Ecuadorian families. 
Location: Quito
Email: beraca@interactive.net.ec

Colonial Spanish School
Our philosophy is to treat both staff and students with respect, and to learn from cultural differences. We encourage an atmosphere of support, openness and understanding. Our courses include not only the Spanish language but also South American cultural awareness. We believe that it is important not only to teach you the Spanish language, but also to help you understand and acclimatise to South American life. And of course, we want you to have fun in the process! 
Location: Quito
Email: info@colonialspanishschool.com

Cristobal Colon
We offer both individual and small groups lessons are in two forms. The Colon courses are divided into ten different levels and the classes are taught in progression, level by level. Each contain a study program specifically designed for beginner, intermediate or advanced students and takes between ten to twelve hours of classroom time. The principal characteristic of IE courses are that half the time is used for learning grammar in the classroom while the other half is used for practicing through conversations out of the school in short trips to local markets, shops and restaurants.
Location: Quito 
Email: info@colonspanishschool.com

EF International
Our school promotes opportunities for social interaction with local Spanish speakers, learning Ecuadorian Spanish, which is pure in form and clear and easy to understand. Our school is located in the contemporary part of Quito, so you're never far from cafés and shops. Outdoor adventures are nearby as well - hiking, mountain climbing, and biking. We offer special interest lessons including the culture of indigenous people and the social structure of Ecuador, as well as Spanish Exam courses. You'll even have the opportunity to volunteer in local development projects. 
Location: Quito
Email: isabel.reyes@ef.com

Elemental: Spanish for Travelers
Experienced teachers on Spanishlanguage training for foreigners help you improve you language skills. With our program, the travelers get to share Ecuadorian traditions and culture first hand with a host family. These lessons will give students the opportunity to learn the language used in realistic traveling situations, such as how to obtain information about the most interesting places around the city or as well as how to get info on hotels, restaurants, transportation, emergencies and such. The Spanish lessons has been carefully arranged and organized in six levels, which work towards a better understanding and knowledge of the language. 
Location: Quito
Email: info@elemental-spanish.com

ENFOREX Spanish Schools in Spain & Latin America
Enforex was founded in 1989, and is one of the largest schools specialized in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Enforex has 24 academic centres open all year long, located in the most important and emblematic cities of Spain - Alicante, Almunecar, Barcelona, Madrid, Marbella, Salamanca, and Granada - and Latin America - Cordoba (Argentina), Cuzco (Peru), Flamingo Beach(Costa Rica), Sucre (Bolivia), and Quito (Ecuador). 
Location: Quito
Email: info@enforex.es

Equinoccial Spanish School
Equinoccial Spanish School offers personalized language program services in traveling and, or Spanish studying and learning. You will have the chance to learn, explore the country and the culture, staying at accommodation places or families to make you feel just as comfortable as you wish to. Our Spanish school's infrastructure enables us to coordinate centrally all Spanish lessons for each individual student, in whichever they prefer to study. We promise the program will be stimulating, you will learn Spanish language skills, make new friends and travel if you want to, to the best known places of Ecuador getting to know about the culture and the Ecuadorian life and nature. 
Location: Quito
Email: info@ecuadorspanish.com

Estudio de Español Pichincha
We offer private lessons and group courses with three students, at 20-35 hours per week, for all levels from total beginners to highly advanced students. The emphasis is on conversation, although our classes also include grammar, audio, writing and reading newspaper and magazine articles. For students with special needs we offer classes that emphasize for example the following: Spanish for business, Spanish for Cabin Crew, Spanish for teachers of Spanish, courses with emphasis on literature or courses with emphasis on up-to-date topics, Spanish for tourism. At the end of the course all students receive a certificate of participation. We are authorized to provide our students with a language diploma which is accepted by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education if they pass a special exam. 
Location: Quito 
Email: admin@escuela-pichincha.com

Galapagos Spanish School
The Galapagos Spanish School is known throughout the city as a serious and professional school, and we have fifteen years of experience in teaching Spanish as a second language. People of all ages and nationalities who want to learn Spanish are welcome, whether it be for academic, business, job or tourist reasons. Our primary objectives are the following: Teach and make understood the correct use of the Spanish language. Assure that our students are successful in their language classes in their own countries, improve their job opportunities and achieve promotions through their knowledge of a second language. 
Location: Quito
Email: info@galapagos.edu.ec

Green Life Spanish Center
By attending our Spanish school in Ecuador, you'll be helping to support sustainable conservation programs and community-based projects in Ecuador. We donate a minimum of 10% of the profits from each and every class hour to support socially and environmentally-responsible programs. Our programs are flexible and can be tailored to meet your needs and our teachers work together as a team to ensure the best Spanish education possible for each individual student. You'll also have the opportunity to live with an Ecuadorian family, learn about the various Ecuadorian cultures through innovative lesson plans and embark on excursions that emphasize the richness of the diverse Ecuadorian environment and its people. 
Location: Quito
Email: info@vidaverde.com

Instituto de Español Atahualpa
The Institute Atahualpa is located in the heart of modern Quito, close to the main shopping area Amazonas. Our courses are suitable for beginners and advanced students and it is possible to begin at any level. The courses involve one-to-one lessons, with teachers changing every week, and lessons are structured in various ways. Besides the compulsory grammar lecture, emphasis is placed on pronounciation, conversation and vocabulary as well as on Latin-American culture. Vocabulary learned can be used immediately when talking with native speakers. When you have completed your course, you will receive not only a certificate, but also an official diploma from the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education and Culture. 
Location: Quito
Email: info@atahualpa.com

Languages Abroad
We are a leading international language-travel organization with thousands of students traveling with us each year, of all ages, to study a language in over 50 countries and in 30 different languages. We are a team of enthusiastic linguists and professional study abroad advisors who are specialists in guiding each student to an appropriate language destination amidst the myriad of study abroad options out there - many of which are of questionable quality and we do not represent. 
Location: Cuenca, Quito 
Email: info@languagesabroad.com

Lingua Service Worldwide
Lingua Service Worldwide, Ltd., an independent foreign language program agency, represents private foreign language schools all over the world that specialize in offering "full immersion" language program opportunities. These foreign language study abroad programs have been developed with the purpose of teaching a new language within its own setting in a short period of time. Whether you are looking for an immersion language program to learn Spanish, French, Italian, we have the right foreign language program for you. 
Location: Cuenca, Quito
Email: itctravel@worldnet.att.net

Nuevo Horizonte Spanish School
Our objective is to facilitate the learning of Spanish as well as to create and promote international and multicultural relations. The methodology behind our courses is based on function and communication. This enables our students to develop every language skill in a dynamic and effective way. You will practice and perfect your Spanish, and at the same time, experience directly Latin American culture by living with an Ecuadorian family, as well as developing hidden abilities in a Volunteering Program, taking Salsa lessons or visiting historical and natural places. With programs in Academic Spanish, Spanish for Travelers, Volunteering in Ecuador, and Medical Spanish. 
Location: Quito
Email: contact@latinsacademy.com

Quito Antiguo
Quito Antiguo offers a unique and exciting way to learn Spanish while exploring the rich cultures and lands of Ecuador. We integrate formal classes with outside the classroom activities and travel. All of our programs in Quito include free weekly excursions, lectures and volunteer opportunities, with outings in and around Quito, such as visiting museums and some of the most impressive churches in South America. Once a week we bring a guest lecturer to speak English (and sometimes Spanish) about different issues relevant to Ecuador. 
Location: Quito
Email: quitoantiguo@yahoo.es

S.I. Quito Spanish Institute
Quito S.I. Spanish Institute in the capital of Ecuador has four schools in town each with 25 fully equipped classrooms, language laboratory, audiovisual rooms, multimedia and Internet with e-mail service and library. Our Practical course is highly requested because it's the fastest and most effective way of learning Spanish. This course is ideal for all kinds of students at whichever level, from beginners to advanced. The four basic skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking, are covered through a grammar and communication program designed to minimize misunderstanding and confusion. You are encouraged to speak and write in Spanish from the very first day. 
Location: Quito
Email: info1@quitospanish.com

South American Spanish Institute
Our Spanish school is located in Quito's tourist district, within walking distance of local restaurants, travel agencies and hotels, and an ideal base from which to discovery the numerous unique and beautiful tourist attractions that Ecuador has to offer. The Spanish programs are all based on a one-to-one teaching method which include putting your learning into direct practice with a variety of optional field trips to local museums and tourist attractions. Beginners, intermediates and advanced alike benefit from the uniquely structured and designed programs that maximize your valuable time to ensure that your Spanish comprehension will vastly improve in a short time period. 
Location: Quito 
Email: spanish@southamerican.edu.ec

Spanish Language Institute "SanFrancisco"
Learning a new language is best done in its natural habitat. If you don't speak any Spanish or just speak a little, we will make sure you can understand, speak and write Spanish in a matter of weeks. Our highly quality teaching methods and professional teachers have made us the first choice for thousands of students from 32 different countries around the world. You will enjoy an unforgettable learning experience at the San Francisco Institute. You can spend from as little as 1 week up to 12 weeks in exotic Quito, the capital of Ecuador, surrounded by the Andes. 
Location: Quito
Email: isflc@uio.satnet.net

Sustainable Volunteer Ecuador
We offer a variety of unique exchange programs. Exchange students and volunteers are able to learn Spanish, while at the same time offering their knowledge and expertise in a desired field. Some of our volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to the following: work in medicine, work in dentistry, work in sustainable development, work with children or the elderly, and work in eco-tourism. Our programs will give students the opportunity to enhance their educational experiences while providing the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally with real hands on opportunities that would not be possible in a typical classroom experience.
Location: Quito
Email: info@sustainablevolunteerecuador.com

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