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Don Quijote / Academia Columbus, Quito, Ecuador

Don Quijote / Academia Columbus

Students rated Don Quijote / Academia Columbus, Quito : 4.0/5.0   (2 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Host families on average 7 minutes walking distance only!
Small class sizes
Top rated social activities
Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school
Rooftop terrace

2. Quito  

3. Don Quijote / Academia Columbus

General Information

The language school Don Quijote / 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, n/a - Quito (Ecuador).


Facilities

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


Classroom equipment

Ample natural light in all classrooms.
TV in some classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




AECEE, IEG, AATSP


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO).  It takes 90 minutes by car to school.


Average number of students: Adult courses in summer: 30
Adult courses throughout the year: 24
School Size
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Average number 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: 30 years
throughout the year: 32 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
Top student nationalities: Brazil 3 %
Germany 33 %
France 6 %
Holland 2 %
Sweden 4 %
 
Switzerland 16 %
USA 24 %
 

4. Courses

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.

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1
Intensive Popular <Spanish> course
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 6
176 US$ per week
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148
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
2
Individual tuition 20
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 1
266 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
3
Individual tuition 30
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 1
370 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:30
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
4
Individual Tuition 15
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 1
214 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 11:55
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
5
Super intensive
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 6
271 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:30
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
6
Spanish for 50+
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 8
224 US$ per week (Based on the price of 2 weeks)
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Price in US$ -- 470
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9:00–11:55 with 10 minutes break + activities in the afternoon.
Starting dates Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 11:55
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
7
Combined (20 group + 10 individual)
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 6
309 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:30
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
8
Spanish & Culture
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 26  | Max. group size: 6
266 US$ per week
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Intensive Course + 6 culture lessons per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
9
Executive & Professional (20 standard group + 15 individual)
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 35  | Max. group size: 6
352 US$ per week
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:40  - 16:55
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
10
Spanish for Spanish Teachers
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 8
236 US$ per week (Based on the price of 2 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- 495
471
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Starting dates 2016: 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
11
Spanish for Spanish Teachers - Individual Lessons
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 1
266 US$ per week (Based on the price of 2 weeks)
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Price in US$ -- 558
531
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
12
DELE Preparation Course
Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 6
237 US$ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 995
946
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Exam fee not included.
To enroll in a DELE course, you must have at least the same level of Spanish you wish to take the exam in.
Starting dates 2016: 25.Apr.2016, 31.Oct.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Exam dates 15.Apr.2016, 20.May.2016, 21.May.2016, 15.Jul.2016, 21.Oct.2016, 25.Nov.2016
13
DELE Preparation Course - Individual Lessons
Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 1
260 US$ per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1090
1036
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Exam fee not included.
To enroll in a DELE course, you must have at least the same level of Spanish you wish to take the exam in.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
14
Spanish & Dancing
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 26  | Max. group size: 6
266 US$ per week
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Intensive Course + 6 dancing lessons per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
15
Spanish & Cooking
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 26  | Max. group size: 6
266 US$ per week
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Price in US$ 280
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Intensive Course + 6 cooking lessons per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 55.00  US$
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 20 US$. 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 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2016 - 02.Jan.2016, 16.Feb.2016 - 17.Feb.2016, 03.Apr.2016, 01.May.2016, 25.May.2016, 10.Aug.2016, 09.Oct.2016, 02.Nov.2016 - 03.Nov.2016, 25.Dec.2016
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Spanish, English
Comments about courses: Internships and Volunteering projects available. Mediation fee is respectively US$350 and US$150. Always in combination with a minimum of 4 weeks Spanish course with us.
The schedule is subject to changes.

5. Accommodation

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1
Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, Breakfast
149 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 149 298 447 596 149
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 7 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
2
Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, Half board
159 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 159 318 477 636 159
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 7 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
3
Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)
179 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 179 358 537 716 179
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 7 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
4
Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Double room (only for 2 people travelling together), Breakfast
139 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 139 278 417 556 139
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 7 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
5
Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Double room (only for 2 people travelling together), Half board
149 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 149 298 447 596 149
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 7 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
6
Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Double room (only for 2 people travelling together), Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)
169 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 169 338 507 676 169
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 7 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
7
Shared apartment
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Double room (only for 2 people travelling together), No meals
119 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 119 238 357 476 119
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
8
Shared apartment
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, No meals
169 US$ per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in US$ 169 338 507 676 169
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
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Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Single room cannot be guaranteed
Optional airport transfer: Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO): for 59 US$ (one way)
Taxi costs about 25 US$ to the city center

6. 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

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.0/5.0 
(2 reviews)
City 3.5/5.0 
Organisation 4.0/5.0 
Facilities 3.5/5.0 
Social activities 4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.0/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment) 4.0/5.0 
Other 4.0/5.0 
Students liked about Don Quijote / Academia Columbus, Quito
"Teachers were professionals. " - (60 years)
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