Instituto Superior de Español, Macas, Ecuador

What we like about the school

  • Learn Spanish in the Amazon Jungle while learning about the Indigenous traditions.
  • Small class sizes

Instituto Superior de Español (ISE)

  • This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to Learn Spanish in a unique place. It is specially prepared for nature lovers and people who really need to take some time away from the busy city. It is algo great if you are curious and respectful of the way people around the globe think and live. The Shuar community lives according to their own ancestral believes, not according to what you can daily see in the world. Their respect for nature guides their actions and life. Here, by the hand of your Spanish teacher you will be able to understand this and for sure you will create amazing memories as well as develop your language skills.
  • The language school Instituto Superior de Español was founded in Macas, Ecuador in 2004.
  • Address: Shuar, - Macas, Ecuador (see on map)
  • Tax registration ID: RUC1708852163001
  • Abbreviated name of school: ISE Macas
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Instituto Superior de Español

Come to Ecuador and Learn Spanish without worries!

Because your safety matters to us, we want you to live the best learning and travel experience, we have taken the following security measures:

• Temperature control.

• KN95 masks available.

• Hand sanitizer gel.

• Distance of at least 2 meters in each area.

At Instituto Superior de Español we are ready for your next arrival, so book your Spanish Program today!
Due to current local policies we recommend to bring an updated negative PCR test taken maximum 10 days prior arrival to enter the country.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Ministry of Education and Culture of Ecuador


  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Free water dispenser

Classroom equipment

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 25 Feb. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 09 Oct. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020, 03 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Spanish Courses

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Price in US$ 699 682 1398 1364 2097 2045 2796 2727 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This program also includes:
- Airport pick-up in Quito upon arrival.
- Round-trip transportation from/to Quito (6-7 hours by bus).
- Shuar guided afternoon excursions from Monday to Friday and 1 night excursion.

This program takes place in an authentic Shuar Indigenous community. You will experience their way of living and have very limited access to technology. Facilities are shared and food will be prepared from what nature produces.It includes: airport pick-up in Quito (one-way only), course material, round-trip transportation from/to Quito (6-7 hour by bus), Shuar guided afternoon excursion from Monday to Friday and 1 night excursion as well as a Diploma / Certificate of Studies.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 40.00 US$
Comments about courses:Please note, this program takes place in an authentic Shuar Indigenous community. It is very different than staying at a lodge because here you will really live, learn and understand their way of living as well as the synchronism they have with nature, you will depend on what nature produces and there will not be much access to technology gadgets. Facilities are shared and food will be prepared from what nature produces. Here, of course as a part of the ecosystem bugs are common to see.



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    FAQ about Instituto Superior de Español, Macas

  • Spanish courses at Instituto Superior de Español start at 682 US$ for Indigenous Shuar Family in the Amazon Jungle Spanish Program course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Instituto Superior de Español varies from 4 students (Indigenous Shuar Family in the Amazon Jungle Spanish Program) to 4 students (Indigenous Shuar Family in the Amazon Jungle Spanish Program)
  • % of teachers at Instituto Superior de Español hold a university degree.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Instituto Superior de Español offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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