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Academia Surpacifico, Manta, Ecuador

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

Ciudadela Universitaria, Calle U8 between AV. Universitaria 2 and 3 - 130802 Manta - see on map
Academia Surpacifico - Excursions

What we like about the school

  • Outdoor classrooms on the school terrace and in the garden.
  • Rooftop terrace

What we dislike about the school

  • Do not offer favourable terms in the case of requesting a refund.

Location: Academia Surpacifico Manta is located in Manta, on the Pacific Ocean, in a dry tropical forest with some of Ecuador's most stunning beaches. Located close to the University, the school is housed in a modern building surrounded by restaurants and all amenities necessary to enjoy your time in Manta. The beautiful beach of Playa Murciélago is within walking distance of the schools front doors with services such as kite surfing, windsurfing and yoga, all available locally.

Course selection: The school offers a vast amount of courses including General Spanish in groups or private lessons, along with many specific courses such as Medical Spanish, Spanish with Yoga, Spanish class and diving tours, as well as a selection of Spanish and Volunteering programmes where you can be placed with a local Ecuadorian family, ecologically farming or give back to a local centre for street children and children with domestic violence. The school also offer a specialised 4-week course that takes students around Ecuador to 4 different locations, learning Spanish the whole way.

Accommodation: With accommodation options in Homestay with a local family and the school's very own shared apartment that comes with access to the outdoor pool, jacuzzi and bbq, Academia Surpacifico has everything needed to ensure you have a great time whilst in Manta.

Social and Cultural: Tours to the Galapagos Islands as well as many of the local attractions are also available and can be booked through the school accordingly.
  • The language school Academia Surpacifico was founded in Manta, Ecuador in 2000.
  • Legal name / parent company: Academia de Español Surpacifico
  • Tax registration ID: 1306606284001

Spanish Courses

General Language
Online Courses
Private
Work & Study
Business
Language Plus Activity
Information for all courses offered by Academia Surpacifico
Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
20.00 US$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 12 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 15 Feb. 2022 - 16 Feb. 2022, 02 Apr. 2022, 30 Apr. 2022, 24 May 2022, 09 Aug. 2022 - 10 Aug. 2022, 09 Oct. 2022, 02 Nov. 2022 - 03 Nov. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 30 US$ per course level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free access to swimming pool
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
Note: All courses offered by Surpacifico, Manta can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Academia Surpacifico

“You’ll have access to great beaches with excellent surfing and kite-surfing. Taking Spanish classes in Manta means you have all the conveniences of living in a city, along with the beachfront and all the ocean activities that go with it. ”
Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Spanish teacher qualifications
70% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:00
Student gender mix:
40% male / 60% female
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Academia Surpacifico and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Classroom equipment

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 8
    Number of public PC workstations: 2

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 40
Throughout the year: 20
Minimum age of students
18 years
5 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 10
Adult courses Throughout the year: 10
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 30 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport:
110 US$ one way
210 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Aeropuerto International de Guayaquil.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to Ecuador and attending a language course.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
20 US$
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball1 km
Cooking2 km
Dancing1 km
Diving60 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Horse riding4 km
Mountainbiking2 km
Music2 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis2 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Paid activities

Salsa lessons Cooking classes Visits to nearby beaches Local markets Paragliding Handycraft market
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Accommodation

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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take private lessons
Course: Spanish and Surfing - 2 weeks
4. Mar. 2018

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FAQ about Academia Surpacifico, Manta

  • The beautiful beach of Playa Murciélago is within walking distance of the school's front door with services such as kite surfing, windsurfing, and yoga, all available locally.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Jan 28, 2022
  • The accommodation Shared Apartment with A/C is the most popular among all our clients of Academia Surpacifico
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (110 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Academia Surpacifico varies from 1 students (Spanish Online) to 6 students (Intensive Mini Group)
  • 70% of teachers at Academia Surpacifico hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Academia Surpacifico comes from USA with a 30% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (15%) and Germany (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Academia Surpacifico offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.

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