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Instituto Superior de Español, Quito, Ecuador

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Ecuador
4.4/5

Rating: 4.4/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
  • Excellent rating of student apartments

Instituto Superior de Español

The language school Instituto Superior de Español was founded in Quito, Ecuador in 1988. The Instituto Superior de Español ISE is located right in the historical area of the city, between colonial houses, churches, museums and a variety of local restaurants. A great thing is that there are also plenty of accommodations close to the School. You will be studying Spanish in a colonial house so that you can see more about our culture and traditions. Feel free to spend your time after classes doing homework in our common areas, if you would like to have time to relax here you are very welcome to do so. You can also take a walk around and see the beauty of the center of Quito, have coffee or unwind.

The school address is: Guayaquil N9-77 y Oriente, 170402 - Quito, Ecuador (see on map)
Tax registration ID: RUC1708852163001

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

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

  • Fridge for student use

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • 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

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

Course material:

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

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

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
  • 7 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
15
10
10
10
5
1
5
1
15
15

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Quito Mariscal Sucre.

Mariscal Sucre International Airport:
30 US$ drop off
free airport transfer without additional costs pick up

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

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 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
These Group Classes are a great way to learn Spanish while sharing classes with people from other nationalities with a similar level of Spanish as yours. The school Guarantee your group won't be of more than 6 people to ensure that you have a good course quality.
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: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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 course follows a program organized for a small group class with maximum 6 students, combined with 2 private hours in the afternoon to develop everything you are learning in the morning. Private course in the afternoon also will offer you the opportunity to concentrate in subjects you feel you need to reinforce in your particular learning.
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: 14:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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
This intensive Spanish course allows you to learn in an effective and faster way. It combines the whole experience of the Group morning Course with maximum 6 students with around the same level of Spanish in class plus 3 hours of private courses per day from Monday to Friday concentrated to establish the language with familiar vocabulary starting to speak and think directly in Spanish.
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: 14:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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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
These Private Spanish Course lets you focus on your personalized Spanish program according your current level of Spanish, your personal needs, your personal interests and your teaching preferences at your own rhythm with the close guidance of your teacher.
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: 13:00  - 17:00
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 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
Available options are 20 hours per week, 25 and 30 hours as well. The Semi-Private Course is perfect if you don't wish to study alone, not in a group Spanish course but want to learn fast at a good pace with a partner.
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: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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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 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
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the World, therefore this Spanish Course gives you a great advantage in the corporate world and adds up to your career. You will also be able to learn specific vocabulary for everyday business.
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: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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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
Medicine uses specific terms very important to attend your patients and that are even more handy in emergency times. This program follows a regular program concentrated in grammar, vocabulary, readings and grammar exercises focused in the area of medicine that your profession requires.
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: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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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
The school will prepare a program for you to take the exam according to your current level of Spanish, the period you wish to learn Spanish with them and your goal for the level in which you wish to be at the end of the Spanish course. The experience and records have given great results to their former students who have taken the DELE 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: 13:00  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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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:Accommodation details are sent immediately with the booking confirmation.

Accommodation

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.
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$ 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
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$ 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
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 & 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
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$ 161 322 483 644 805 966 1127 1288 1610 1932 161
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
23 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
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$ 133 266 339 452 565 678 791 904 1130 1356 113
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
Price extra night:
19 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

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet2 km
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing1 km
Diving 
Football (soccer) 
Golf4 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music1 km
Squash2 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis2 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga 

Reviews

4.4/5.0

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Students liked about Instituto Superior de Español, Quito
Teachers, other students
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
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
2.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Intimate and great teachers
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Very good teachers. All very nice. If you need help with anything, they will help you. Always activities on weekends and partys on thursdays.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Hostal Casapaxi
5.0/5.0
The teachers were all very friendly, helpful and funny.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
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!
Their teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: don't hesitate to ask for a new teacher if you don't feel comfortable with the one that you've got

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    FAQ about Instituto Superior de Español, Quito

  • 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 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$)
  • 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 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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