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Instituto Superior de Español, Otavalo, Ecuador


Rating: 3.6/5.0

Modesto Jaramillo # 669 y Juan de Salinas, 2nd Floor - 100201 Otavalo - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors

What we dislike about the school

  • Younger students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly higher than at most other schools.

Location: Instituto Superior de Español Otavalo school is situated in the small Andean town of Otavalo, a very privileged location right next to the Handicrafts Indigenous Market "Plaza de Ponchos". We are a highly experienced Spanish School with many locations for you to learn Spanish in Ecuador. We are dedicated to the teaching of the language and have perfected our Methodology over the years. We have a great learning environment in this colourful village setting.
  • The language school Instituto Superior de Español was founded in Otavalo, Ecuador in 1994.
  • Tax registration ID: RUC1708852163001
  • Abbreviated name of school: ISE Otavalo

Spanish Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Instituto Superior de Español
Comments about courses

The town of Otavalo is an ideal place for people who like the country life better than the busy city. One great thing is to witness how traditions are still kept. To learn Spanish accent is really clear, the teachers work hard in turning students weaknesses into strengths and you will be able to practice a lot everyday, learn about culture, traditions and enjoy the indigenous town of Otavalo.

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
40.00 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
Individual tuition can only be reserved in a whole individual course package.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
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Instituto Superior de Español (ISE)

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Spanish teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
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
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Bus: * Plaza de los Ponchos.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 2 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Instituto Superior de Español and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 5

Student Age / Nationality

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

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Airport transfer
Best arrival airport is Quito Mariscal Sucre.

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
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
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Horse riding1 km
Mountainbiking4 km
Music1 km
Sailing9 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Otavalo is a town surrounded by mountains and natural lakes. Activities available in the area include: Hiking The Indigenous Market * Many museums free of charge




Rating: 3.6/5.0

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FAQ about Instituto Superior de Español, Otavalo

  • Spanish courses at Instituto Superior de Español start at 133 US$ for Standard Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Superior Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Instituto Superior de Español
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Instituto Superior de Español varies from 1 students (Private Course) to 6 students (Standard Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Instituto Superior de Español hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Instituto Superior de Español comes from Germany with a 20% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (20%) and USA (20%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Instituto Superior de Español offers courses from 0 years to 99. Average age is 30 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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