Don Quijote / Academia Columbus, Quito, Ecuador

Don Quijote / Academia Columbus

1. Quito  

2. 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 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: 30 years
throughout the year: 32 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
Student nationalities: Brazil 3 %
Germany 33 %
France 6 %
Holland 2 %
Sweden 4 %
 
Switzerland 16 %
USA 24 %
 

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 285 570 855 1140 1275 1530 1785 2040 2390 2868 239
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 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 175 350 525 700 775 930 1085 1240 1490 1788 149
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 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 279 558 837 1116 1245 1494 1743 1992 2390 2868 239
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 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 389 778 1167 1556 1745 2049 2443 2792 3290 3948 329
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 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 225 450 675 900 995 1194 1393 1592 1890 2268 189
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 470 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9:00–11:55 with 10 minutes break + activities in the afternoon.
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 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 305 610 915 1220 1375 1650 1925 2200 2590 3108 259
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 270 540 810 1080 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 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 370 740 1110 1480 1675 2010 2345 2680 3150 3780 315
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 495 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates 2015: 06.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 558 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- -- -- 995 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 2015: 27.Apr.2015, 26.Oct.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Exam dates 17.Apr.2015, 23.May.2015, 17.Jul.2015, 16.Oct.2015, 21.Nov.2015
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- -- -- 1090 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Exam dates 17.Apr.2015, 23.May.2015, 17.Jul.2015, 16.Oct.2015, 21.Nov.2015
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 270 540 810 1080 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 270 540 810 1080 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration (minutes): 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 55.00  USD
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 2015 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2015 - 02.Jan.2015, 16.Feb.2015 - 17.Feb.2015, 03.Apr.2015, 01.May.2015, 25.May.2015, 10.Aug.2015, 09.Oct.2015, 02.Nov.2015 - 03.Nov.2015, 25.Dec.2015
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.

4. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 145 290 435 580 145
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 USD (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
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 155 310 465 620 155
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 USD (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
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 175 350 525 700 175
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 USD (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
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 135 270 405 540 135
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 USD (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
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 145 290 435 580 145
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 USD (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
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 165 330 495 660 165
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 25 USD (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
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: 30 USD (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, 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 Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 145 290 435 580 145 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 30 USD (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, 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 55 USD (one way)
Taxi costs about 25 USD to the city center

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 
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City / State 3.0/5.0 
Organisation 3.0/5.0 
Facilities 2.0/5.0 
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Course Quality / Progress in language 3.0/5.0 
Value for money 3.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 3.0/5.0 
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  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
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