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Estudio SampereCuenca, Ecuador

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5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Overall school rating of Estudio Sampere, Cuenca
Ranked #1 of 0 Spanish schools in Cuenca
School
Location of the school
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Facilities
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Social activities
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Organisation
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Value for money
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

What we like about the school
  • The school is located in an area that is, in itself, a museum with lots of traditional bakeries and artisanal workshops.
  • Free Ecuadorian coffee and herbal tea.
  • Best rated school in Ecuador
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (5.0/5.0)
  • Top rated school facilities (5.0/5.0)
  • Cuenca is one of the top destinations our students liked most
What we dislike about the school
  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Estudio Sampere Cuenca is located in the Ecuadorian cultural capital of Cuenca. The school is housed in between the old and new parts of the city, in a 20th-century red brick building overlooking the Tomebamba river. Estudio Sampere Cuenca is surrounded by beautiful buildings and has many attractions such as the Puente Roto, the ruins of Pumapungo and several museums close by. There are also many shops, gardens, restaurants and supermarkets in the area, ensuring that students have all they may need to feel comfortable during their time in the city. The Mariscal Lamar International Airport is 3km from the school, permitting all international arrivals and departures to be made with ease.

Course selection: Course selection is varied, with something available for students of all levels. Lessons can be taught in groups or privately, with combination programmes readily available. The school offers Spanish & Volunteering programmes, 4-week Medical programmes for medical professionals who would like to shadow a local doctor, and all-inclusive Travel & Study programmes which allow students to study Spanish whilst travelling through the local mountain ranges and coastlines.

School facilities: The school's facilities offer everything students may need to reach their language goals from a comfortable and motivating atmosphere. All classrooms have ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment. The school also has its very own garden and offers free coffee and WIFI.

Accommodation: Accommodation available through the school includes hotels, homestay and apartments, many of which offer double or twin rooms for students travelling together.

School chain: Estudio Sempere is a family-owned business that has been teaching Spanish to the highest of standards for over 65 years. The group has several schools internationally, including destinations in Cuba, Ecuador and multiple locations throughout Spain.

Staff at Sampere are predominantly native speakers with high levels of experience, qualifications and enthusiasm.

With such a vast amount of experience, Estudio Sampere consistently strives to be at the forefront of teaching and student care, pushing boundaries, methodologies and student interaction along the way. Course selection varies between school locations, yet frequently programmes are available for Senior, Junior and Teachers specifically.

This family-owned business runs on the enthusiasm and passion to share the Spanish language with the world, bringing together cultures whilst enjoying top quality tuition and student care.
  • The language school Estudio Sampere was founded in Cuenca, Ecuador in 1995.
  • Legal name / parent company: Estudio Sampere S.A.
  • Tax registration ID: A7816385

Spanish Courses

General Language
Online
Private
Work & Study
Business

Information for all courses offered by Estudio Sampere

Comments about courses

To reach Cuenca from abroad one must first travel to Quito or Guayaquil and then take another flight to Cuenca from Quito or ground transportation from Guayaquil.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
35.00 US$
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024 - 07 Jan 2024, 12 Feb 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 12 Apr 2024, 03 May 2024, 24 May 2024, 09 Aug 2024, 11 Oct 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 04 Nov 2024, 21 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per Spanish language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
Note: All courses offered by Estudio Sampere, Cuenca can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Traditions
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  • Admiring the view
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  • Seeing Cuenca
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  • Snacks
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  • Learning about art
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  • walking tour
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  • Enjoying the city
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  • Exploring Cuenca
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  • Horseback riding
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Estudio Sampere

Accreditations and Quality seals
NAFSA
Spanish teacher qualifications
100% 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 7:45
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Estudio Sampere and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Garden

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • Ample natural light in some classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    7

Additional comment about facilities of school

7 classrooms Small garden Common room Free Wi-fi access Library Video room

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 30
Throughout the year: 15
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 34 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

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.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
250 US$
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
15 US$
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking5 km
Dancing2 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

The entry to public museums or local symphony orchestra concerts is free of charge.

Adults - Paid activities

Some excursions and one-day trips. Students can ask for information at the school.

Accommodation

Ratings of Estudio Sampere compared to ratings of all schools in Ecuador

 Estudio Sampere CuencaAverage of all other schools in Ecuador
Overall school rating5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Social activities4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Organisation5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Quality of teaching5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Shared flat4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Student opinions about Estudio Sampere, Cuenca

Liked
The patience of the tutors! They certainly are experienced with beginning Spanish language learners. The lessons were well-crafted to my needs and engaging. The school is beautifully maintained and furnished.
Disliked
I cannot think of anything!!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Excellent, I need to turn and stay longer!
Other comments An excellent school for learning the Spanish language while having beautiful the World Heritage Centre of Cuenca to explore and enjoy.
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
13. Oct. 2023
Liked
The comfortable building, the efficient of the secretary, my teachers.
Disliked
There was no milk for the coffee, lol.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Hotel Victoria, Cherimoya from the street ladies, Pumipunga Museum.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I loved Estudio Sampere, the teachers, and Cuenca. I met many kind people in the parks, American and Ecuatoriana. I keep in contact with them. My host family took me hiking and out after dark for Corpus Cristi. Cuenca loves dogs, and I could relate to that. My hostess sat with me while I ate breakfast and dinner every night. I wandered into shops and restaurants after class and everyone gave me the time of day.
Other comments My teachers moved me down a few levels, but it was ok to review. I resolved confusions and left more confident. It didn't matter that I was an older student.
Course: Intensive Plus Course (20 Group + 5 Individual) - 2 weeks
20. Jun. 2022

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Hermano Miguel 3-43 (Escalinata) y Calle Larga - No zip Cuenca
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Questions and answers about Estudio Sampere

  • Unfortunately, classes only take place from Monday to Friday.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 22, 2023
  • The payment is always divided into two parts. The deposit is collected by LanguageCourse.Net at the time of booking. The balance is paid to the school. This can also be done by credit card. The school will send a secure payment link upon request.
    Tanja, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 06, 2023

FAQ about Estudio Sampere, Cuenca

  • Spanish courses at Estudio Sampere start at 86 US$ for Online One-to-One 5 course with 5 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Estudio Sampere
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Estudio Sampere varies from 1 students (Online One-to-One 10) to 6 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Estudio Sampere hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Estudio Sampere comes from USA with a 25% representation, followed by students from Germany (13%) and Switzerland (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Estudio Sampere offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 34 for the rest of the year.

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