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Instituto Superior de Español, Otavalo, Ecuador

3.7/5

Rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars

What we like about the school

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

Instituto Superior de Español

The language school Instituto Superior de Español was founded in Otavalo, Ecuador in 1994. Instituto Superior de Español Otavalo school is situated in the small Andean town of Otavalo. It is a great learning environment in a colorful Indian village setting. The building has a very privileged location right next to the Handicrafts Indigenous Market "Plaza de los Ponchos".

The school address is: Modesto Jaramillo 669 y Juan de Salinas, 100201 - Otavalo, Ecuador (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalMinistry of Education and Culture of Ecuador

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Prices include

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

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 25
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 25

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

Spanish teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree

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

1
1
20
15
10
5
1
5
1
20
20

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Quito Mariscal Sucre.

Days without class

In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 05.Mar.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 24.May.2019, 10.Aug.2019, 01.Nov.2019, 02.Nov.2019, 03.Nov.2019, 25.Dec.2019.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Spanish Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 139 133 278 265 417 397 556 529 695 661 834 793 973 925 1112 1057 1390 1321 1668 1585 139 133
Learn Spanish in a group in the beautiful indigenous town of Otavalo. Be able to learn and practice with other students from all over the world in a very different location while learning about the local indigenous culture and enjoying a colorful town in the countryside.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 159 152 318 303 477 454 636 605 795 756 954 907 1113 1058 1272 1209 1590 1511 1908 1813 159 152
Learn Spanish with a friend, with your partner or with a traveller companion. Two students and one teacher gives you the right balance to be able to focus on your needs at a great learning pace while enjoying the learning time in company.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 219 209 438 417 657 625 876 833 1095 1041 1314 1249 1533 1457 1752 1665 2190 2081 2628 2497 219 209
Learn Spanish One to One. Your teacher will be there only for you, this is specially suitable if you want to learn fast or if you have a special goal from your learning of Spanish. You can tell your teacher about your particular needs and she/he will be able to concentrate on your own learning abilities.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 239 228 478 455 717 682 956 909 1195 1136 1434 1363 1673 1590 1912 1817 2390 2271 2868 2725 239 228
Combined Spanish Classes are a perfect mix between group classes and private ones. It allows the student to have an intensive learning of Spanish and to easily turn weaknesses into strengths. You can get the best of group classes while being able to not miss private tuition.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 289 275 578 550 867 824 1156 1099 1445 1373 1734 1648 2023 1922 2312 2197 2890 2746 3468 3295 289 275
Get the most out of your Learning Spanish Lessons, this program combines group classes with individual tuition, assuring a fast and effective learning. It is specially good if you need to learn Spanish in a period of time with a limit.
General course schedule
7 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 269 256 538 512 807 767 1076 1023 1345 1278 1614 1534 1883 1789 2152 2045 2690 2556 3228 3067 269 256
Prepare your Spanish for your Business needs, this while getting a new perspective of the world from a small town dedicated to commerce and to keeping their traditions alive.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 269 256 538 512 807 767 1076 1023 1345 1278 1614 1534 1883 1789 2152 2045 2690 2556 3228 3067 269 256
Because such an important field requires only the best skills. Prepare yourself for times when you really need to use your Spanish language for a purpose.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 269 256 538 512 807 767 1076 1023 1345 1278 1614 1534 1883 1789 2152 2045 2690 2556 3228 3067 269 256
Being professionals in education, we can only give the best preparation for the DELE exam no matter the level that you start with. We will prepare a program to cover your needs and have you ready for the exam!
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 55 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Instituto Superior de Español, Otavalo can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 40.00 US$
Individual classesIndividual tuition can only be reserved in a whole individual course package.
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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2940 245
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Welcome to the charming town of Otavalo. This place is perfect for people who love quiet places. The family in Otavalo will make you feel welcomed and comfortable as being in your own home. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
35 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Stay with a charming family in Otavalo. The town is very quiet that will help in a good quality sleep to prepare for the next days Spanish Lessons with the Instituto Superior de Español! A great plus is that you will be able to practice your Spanish while on the house after your classes. This option includes two meals, breakfast and dinner. This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 175 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1750 2100 175
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 175 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1750 2100 175
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
25 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
20 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Instituto Superior de Español Otavalo Host Families are centrally located, surrounded by mountains, close to many local attractions. In the family homes you will feel like a member of the house and you will get the chance to learn about local culture as well as practicing Spanish after your daily lessons.

You can make use of all the common facilities such as the living room, kitchen, patio while you enjoy the quietness of being at home surrounded by nature and this wonderful town.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball1 km
Cooking 
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding1 km
Mountainbiking4 km
Music1 km
Sailing9 km
Squash10 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis10 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

3.7/5.0

Rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars

City

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

4.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars

3.2/5.0 
Facilities

Rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars

2.5/5.0 
Social activities

Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars

3.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

4.0/5.0 
Value for money

Rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars

3.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating of 4 out of 5 stars

4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating of 3 out of 5 stars

3.0/5.0 
Other

Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars

3.3/5.0 
Students liked about Instituto Superior de Español, Otavalo
Right in the center
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0

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