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Instituto Superior de Español, Otavalo, Ecuador

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

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 (ISE)

  • 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 colorful 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
  • 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

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

Classroom equipment

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

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

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

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 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 15 Feb. 2021, 16 Feb. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 01 May 2021, 24 May 2021, 10 Aug. 2021, 09 Oct. 2021, 02 Nov. 2021, 03 Nov. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Spanish Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 139 133 278 265 417 397 556 529 695 661 834 793 973 925 1112 1057 1251 1189 1390 1321 1668 1585
Price in € 109 218 326 435 543 652 760 869 977 1086 1303
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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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in US$ 239 228 478 455 717 682 956 909 1195 1136 1434 1363 1673 1590 1912 1817 2151 2044 2390 2271 2868 2725
Price in € 187 374 560 747 933 1120 1307 1493 1680 1866 2239
This Combined Course is a perfect mix between group and private lessons. It allows the student to have an intensive learning experience and to easily turn weaknesses into strengths.
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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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 289 275 578 550 867 824 1156 1099 1445 1373 1734 1648 2023 1922 2312 2197 2601 2471 2890 2746 3468 3295
Price in € 226 452 677 903 1129 1354 1580 1805 2031 2257 2708
Get the most out of your Spanish lessons. This program combines the group course with individual tuition, assuring a fast and effective learning experience.
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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Private
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 219 209 438 417 657 625 876 833 1095 1041 1314 1249 1533 1457 1752 1665 1971 1873 2190 2081 2628 2497
Price in € 171 342 513 684 855 1026 1197 1368 1539 1710 2052
Ideal if you want to learn fast or if you have a specific learning goal. You can tell your teacher about your particular needs and a tailored program will be prepared for you.
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.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 159 152 318 303 477 454 636 605 795 756 954 907 1113 1058 1272 1209 1431 1360 1590 1511 1908 1813
Price in € 125 249 373 497 621 745 869 994 1118 1242 1490
Learn Spanish with a friend, your partner or a traveller companion. A great option if you want to progress fast but prefer to have a study partner.
Price per student.
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.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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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Business
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 269 256 538 512 807 767 1076 1023 1345 1278 1614 1534 1883 1789 2152 2045 2421 2300 2690 2556 3228 3067
Price in € 211 421 631 841 1051 1261 1471 1681 1891 2101 2521
Learn Business Spanish while getting a new perspective of the world from a small town dedicated to commerce and to keeping their traditions alive.
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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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 269 256 538 512 807 767 1076 1023 1345 1278 1614 1534 1883 1789 2152 2045 2421 2300 2690 2556 3228 3067
Price in € 211 421 631 841 1051 1261 1471 1681 1891 2101 2521
Improve your Spanish skills and learn specific medical vocabulary.
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
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Exam Preparation
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in US$ 269 256 538 512 807 767 1076 1023 1345 1278 1614 1534 1883 1789 2152 2045 2421 2300 2690 2556 3228 3067
Price in € 211 421 631 841 1051 1261 1471 1681 1891 2101 2521
This program will get you ready to take the DELE exam.
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 let us know.
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, learn about culture, traditions and enjoy the indigenous town of Otavalo.

Accommodation

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Price in US$ 175 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1750 2100 175
Price in € 144 288 432 576 720 863 1007 1151 1439 1726 144
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$ 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140
Price in € 116 231 346 461 576 691 806 921 1151 1381 116
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 (only for 2 people travelling together).
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, 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$ 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2940 245
Price in € 202 403 604 806 1007 1208 1410 1611 2014 2416 202
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
Price in € 173 346 518 691 863 1036 1208 1381 1726 2071 173
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
Price in € 144 288 432 576 720 863 1007 1151 1439 1726 144
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
Price in € 173 346 518 691 863 1036 1208 1381 1726 2071 173
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 (only for 2 people travelling together).
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
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
Horse riding1 km
Mountainbiking4 km
Music1 km
Sailing9 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

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Organisation

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2
Facilities

Rating: 2.5/5.0

2.5
Social activities

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Value for money

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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

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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.
  • 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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