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Instituto Superior de Español, Quito, Ecuador

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Guayaquil N9-77 y Oriente - 170402 Quito - see on map
Instituto Superior de Español -

What we like about the school

  • Free salsa lessons
  • Small class sizes
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation (4.8/5.0)
  • Top rated social activities (4.4/5.0)
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 5%% of students.

Location: Instituto Superior de Español is in the south of Quito, in the historical centre of the city. The street that the school is located on, is a main road in the area with shops, restaurants, bars and a short walk from the Centro Comercial Gran Pasaje Shopping Centre.

Public transportation: The school is in the old half of the city. There are plenty of bus services close to the school for easy transportation throughout the city.

Local attractions: The school is a 10-minute walking radius from the central features of the historical centre such as the San Francisco Catholic Church, The Basílica del Voto Nacional and the Independence Square. The TelefériQo Cable car shows excellent views over the city. This is less than an hour away from the school. El Panecillo, a volcanic hill, is 40 minutes by bus from Instituto Superior de Español.

Course structure: The school offers general Spanish group classes, private lessons and combination courses. There is an exam preparation course for the DELE exam. They have Spanish lessons for specific subjects including business and medicine.
  • The language school Instituto Superior de Español was founded in Quito, Ecuador in 1988.
  • Tax registration ID: RUC1708852163001
  • Abbreviated name of school: ISE Quito

Spanish Courses

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

Accommodation details are sent immediately with the booking confirmation.

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
40.00 US$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
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 Language level placement test before arrival
  • 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
Note: All courses offered by Instituto Superior de Español, Quito can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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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
Students should arrive at 8:00
School Size
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
Visa - logoMastercard - logoWestern Union - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 12

Additional comment about facilities of school

Fresh local coffee and bread Central location in the Old Town

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 40
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 30
Junior courses - In summer: 15
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 20
Minimum age of students
18 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: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Mariscal Sucre International Airport:
30 US$ drop off
free airport transfer without additional costs one way
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
No
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
Ballet2 km
Basketball-
Cooking-
Dancing1 km
Diving5 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf4 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music1 km
Squash2 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis-
Tennis2 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga3 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

The attractions of Quito include: Colonial buildings Gold churches Museums Trips to the Middle of the World

Adults - Paid activities

The city of Quito values cultural diversity and offers many events such as: Music Plays * Museums at affordable prices (starting at USD 5 or USD 10)

Accommodation

Reviews

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Overall school rating of
Instituto Superior de Español, Quito
30 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
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Rating: 4.4/5.0

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Rating: 4.5/5.0

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Rating: 4.8/5.0

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Student opinions about Instituto Superior de Español, Quito
Liked
Very nice atmosphere, coffee breaks with rolls a nice touch. Teacher, Marie Elizabeth, excellent. She always managed to explain anything in Spanish so we understood. Geovanny did really good 2 hour private conversation lessons walking through the city and in the historical center. Everyone went all out to help. Great experience. Will do it again, though probably in a different city (they have one in Otavalo and the Galapagos).
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I liked 2 hours of private conversation time in addition to class time
Other comments: Really a nice place and a very good idea before travel. They have lots of learning/travel options as well.
Course: Standard Plus Deluxe (4h. Group + 2h. Individual + Homestay) - 1 week
5. Nov. 2007
Liked
The activities organised by the school are fantastic! Weekend trips, sightseeing in Quito, dinners in the school with food from all over the world .... all perfectly organised! The school runs kind of an internal travel agency, really comfortable for all students who want to travel afterwards!
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Do the Quilotoa loop, the hike Chugchilan - Quilotoa is a paradise!
Other comments: The school is not too big, so you feel comfortable very quickly in that family of students and teachers. The organised weekend trips are hilarious!
Course: General Course
17. Sep. 2004
Liked
Our teacher Adriana is great! And the school is very flexible, because we couldn't attend for 3 days due to an incident, they rescheduled us so we could make up the 3 days. And there are fresh pastries every day during break and even cakes for birthdays.
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Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
18. Jul. 2022
Liked
I really like the spanish course, because it's very instructive,my teacher were very good and comprehensive. I enjoy also those breack because it permit me to discus with the others students. This is a nice and great spanish school.
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Course: Classico, Standard Course - 1 week
25. Mar. 2007
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Well run and organized, planned social activities, teachers are very experienced, different options offered (week in Otavalo, traveling classroom)
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5.0
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I did 1 week in Quito and the traveling classroom. I would definitely recommend the traveling classroom but be warned - you don't always stay at the nicest place in town (which suprised me based on its price)
Other comments: Other things included: unlimited internet at nearby internet cafe, 3 salsa lessons/week & gym access. There are also tons of trip organizers in Quito (not affiliated with the school) for cheap/fun weekend getaways. Biking Dutchman was amazing
Course: One-to-One
19. Jan. 2005
Liked
Very good teachers. All very nice. If you need help with anything, they will help you. Always activities on weekends and partys on thursdays.
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Course: Combined (4h. Group + 2h. Individual) - 1 week
17. Nov. 2008
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I liked the small classes and interactive learning as well as the planned activities.
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I wish the classrooms had windows
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Quality of teaching / language progress: It is very tailored to the student, so no matter your level, you will be learning a lot
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Don't miss out on the little almuerzo places in the city as well as teleférico, museo Guayasamin, and mitad del mundo if possible
Course: Standard Course [Spanish] - 2 weeks
11. Jul. 2022
Liked
The teachers were all very friendly, helpful and funny.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: the trips on the weekends are very interesting and well organized.
Other comments: even though it`s one of the cheapest language schools in quito, the classes have a very high standard. I can highly recommend it!
Course: Classico - 4 weeks
19. Mar. 2008
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Course: Classico, Standard Course - 3 weeks
23. Aug. 2006
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Intimate and great teachers
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Course: Combined (4h. Group + 2h. Individual) - 2 weeks
20. Aug. 2009
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Course: Classico - 4 weeks
27. Aug. 2009
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Grammar was taught well
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Course: Private Course - 1 week
14. Nov. 2022
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Course: Classico, Standard Course - 3 weeks
4. Jan. 2008
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Course: Standard Plus Deluxe (4h. Group + 2h. Individual + Homestay) - 3 weeks
27. Feb. 2007
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Course: One-to-One
10. Mar. 2005

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  • You can select from the calculator on the school page: 1. the course and the number of weeks you want to book. 2. the start date of the course. 3. the type of accommodation you want to book (if you don't want to book accommodation with the school, you can ignore it). 4. the number of private lessons and airport transfer service, if you don't need them, do not select any. Click " RESESRVE at the lowest price" under the calculator and follow the instructions, you will be able to pay the prepayment successfully! The outstanding fees excluding the prepayment will be paid after the school issues the invoice, and to the bank account indicated in the school's invoice.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Instituto Superior de Español
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Mariscal Sucre International Airport ( US$)
  • 100% of teachers at Instituto Superior de Español hold a university degree.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Instituto Superior de Español comes from Sweden with a 5%% representation, followed by students from Germany (15%) and Switzerland (15%).
  • 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 25 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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