Study Spanish in Ecuador

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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 5 to USD 10 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 15 – USD 20 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.

Montañita Spanish School is an amazing place to learn Spanish in Ecuador. We are located in the famous beach of Montañita where you can study Spanish and at the same time volunteer in our animal rescue center, local vet clinic, local nursery, local elementary school or have lots of fun surfing, taking salsa and yoga classes or go scuba diving in some of the most beautiful spots in the world! Our teachers and staff are very warm and welcoming people that will make your time with us very special! Montañita Spanish School was voted one of the top five Spanish schools in the world by the STAR Awards for the quality of its Spanish courses, the location of the Ecuador Spanish school and the extra-curricular activities provided nearby Montañita

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.

Surpacifico Spanish Schools – Learn Spanish with us in a relaxing, pleasant, and professional atmosphere. Located in the city of Manta on one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast of Ecuador , the combination of tropical beaches, climate, and friendly people at our school will make your stay unforgettable. We also have programs available in Montanita and Quito. Our Spanish Immersion programs are approved by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education and have Bildungsurlaub recognitions for German speaking students. Specials: Spanish and Surf / Kitesurf / Yoga / Salsa / Dive.

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.

Otavalo Spanish Institute – two hours north of Quito in the beautiful market town of Otavalo, you’ll find the perfect place to study in a relaxed atmosphere with ample opportunities to go hiking and mountain climbing with the school’s owner who is a well known mountain guide in the area.

Study Spanish in Ecuador at Vida Verde – offers intensive one-to-one, group and online Spanish immersion programs for students at all levels. Our teachers have a university degree and at least 10 years of teaching experience and they prepare our students for the D.E.L.E. exam. We offer homestay with pre-screened Ecuadorian host families, as well as, environmentally and culturally educational excursions to complement your study program. Exciting Study in the Jungle and on the Coast programs as well as volunteer and Internship opportunities are available. A portion of profits go to support local conservation and community development projects. Learn Spanish with a conscience.

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