Academia Columbus, Quito, Ecuador

Academia Columbus

1. Quito  

2. Academia Columbus

General Information

The language school Academia Columbus was founded in Quito, Ecuador in 2000. Our language school in Quito is situated in a quiet, modern, upscale neighborhood of the city. We are happy to offer our students the opportunity to take lessons on the terrace where you can enjoy the sunshine while studying Spanish. There is a beautiful view from our roof terrace which overlooks the whole city. There are numerous shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance from our school.

The school address is: Calle Francisco Arízaga Luque N 34-240 y Federico Paez, - Quito (Ecuador).


Facilities

Kitchen for student use, microwave for student use, fridge for student use, lounge, garden, rooftop terrace, balcony / terrace, student support desk, free coffee, free water dispenser, free WIFI


Classroom equipment

TV, ample natural light in all classrooms.
Heating in some classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




FIDESCU, AECEE, IEG


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Quito.  It takes 90 minutes by car to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 30
Adult courses throughout the year: 24
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 3
Number of classrooms: 9
Spanish teacher qualifications: 70 % hold a university degree
50 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 31 years
throughout the year: 31 years
Minimum age of students: 18 years
Student nationalities: Germany 36 %
France 5 %
Sweden 9 %
 
Japan 6 %
Switzerland 18 %
USA 12 %
 

3. Courses

All prices in USD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.  The 5% DISCOUNT on the tuition fee will automatically be deducted on receipt of your registration.

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 249 469 669 869 1058 1247 1436 1625 2003 2361 179
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014, 15.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 189 349 509 659 798 937 1076 1215 1493 1751 129
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014, 15.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 279 519 759 989 1218 1447 1676 1905 2363 2801 219
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 359 689 999 1299 1598 1897 2196 2495 3093 3671 289
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 299 569 839 1099 1348 1597 1846 2095 2593 3071 239
Starting dates Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 06.Jan.2014, 20.Jan.2014, 03.Feb.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 07.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 05.May.2014, 19.May.2014, 02.Jun.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 07.Jul.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 06.Oct.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 01.Dec.2014, 15.Dec.2014
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 85 170 255 340 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
In combination with group course or private tuition. Culture lessons: 2 afternoon sessions per week.
Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- -- -- -- -- 1550 -- -- -- -- --
20 lessons Mini Group + 10 lessons exam preparation per week.
Exam fee not included.
Starting dates 2014: 07.Apr.2014, 06.Oct.2014.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 16:00
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam dates 23.May.2014, 24.May.2014, 22.Nov.2014
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 85 170 255 340 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
In combination with group course or private tuition. Dancing lessons: 2 afternoon sessions per week.
Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 85 170 255 340 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
In combination with group course or private tuition. Cooking lessons: 2 afternoon sessions per week.
Starting dates 2014: 20.Jan.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 19.May.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 21.Jul.2014, 18.Aug.2014, 15.Sep.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 17.Nov.2014, 15.Dec.2014.
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration (minutes): 60 minutes
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 20 USD. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Language school closed: In 2014 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2014, 03.Mar.2014, 04.Mar.2014, 18.Apr.2014, 01.May.2014, 10.Oct.2014, 03.Nov.2014, 25.Dec.2014, 26.Dec.2014
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Spanish, English
Comments about courses: If there is just 1 student registered for a certain level, the number of lessons will be reduced to 60%.
Internships and Volunteering projects available. Mediation fee is respectively US$450 and US$195. Always in combination with a minimum of 4 weeks Spanish course with us.

4. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 142 284 426 568 142 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 26 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 147 294 441 588 147
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 26 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 7 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 179 358 537 716 179
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 26 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 7 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 105 210 315 420 105 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 26 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
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Comment Homestay: If you are coming with a friend or partner, you are welcome to stay together in the same host family. Should you have any dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, allergies, etc.), please state those on your enrollment form, so that the family can prepare for your needs as best as possible.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Single room cannot be guaranteed
Optional airport transfer: Mariscal Sucre International (UIO): for 55 USD (one way)

5. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Basketball     1 km
Cooking      
Dancing      
Football (soccer)     1 km
Horse riding     10 km
Volleyball     1 km

6. Reviews

Overall rating 3.0/5.0 
(1 review)
City 3.0/5.0 
Organisation 3.0/5.0 
Facilities 2.0/5.0 
Social activities ---
Course Quality / Progress in language 3.0/5.0 
Value for money 3.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.0/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) ---
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  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
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