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Best language schools in Ecuador (ranked based on student reviews)

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#1 Quito
37 reviews|
5 schools
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#2 Manta
1 school
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#3 Cuenca
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#4 Amazon Jungle
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#5 Montanita
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#1
Instituto Superior de Español

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Ecuador
Quito
Historical Center

Rating: 4.4

4.425 reviews
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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... More

Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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318US$ 305US$
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

Don Quijote / Academia Columbus Quito is a medium-sized school that boasts some incredible views of the whole of Quito. Located in the quiet, modern and upscale neighbourhood of El Batàn,... More

Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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423US$ 405US$
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#3
Instituto Superior de Español

Otavalo
Plaza de Ponchos Otavalo Indigenous Market

Rating: 3.7

3.74 reviews
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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".... More

Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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318US$ 305US$
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The school is located in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. It gives the students the opportunity to learn Spanish while enjoying the pristine nature and wildlife of the place.  More

Spanish/Kichwa Immersion Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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Includes accommodation -
745US$ 727US$
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School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

The school is located in the cultural capital of Cuenca. The school building overlooks the Barranco River and is near two universities, museums, and art galleries. More

Intensive Course (20) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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434US$ 415US$
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School re-opening on 05 October 2020

Academia Surpacifico Manta is located in Manta, on the Pacific Ocean, in a dry tropical forest with some of Ecuador's most stunning beaches. Located close to the University, the school is... More

Intensive Mini Group - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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340US$ 324US$
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Set in the residential area of La Carolina with a colonial design and an interior patio, the school offers fantastic views of the Pichincha volcano.  More

Intensive Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 5
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400US$ 382US$
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COINED

Cuenca
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

The school building is located in the city center of Cuenca, overlooking the Barranco River, and some of the classrooms have an absolutely incredible view. It is close to the Planetarium... More

Intensive - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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595US$ 569US$
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Simon Bolivar Spanish School

Quito
La Mariscal
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Located in La Mariscal which boasts a great variety of bars, markets, restaurants and cultural events.  More

Private Lessons 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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385US$ 367US$
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Instituto Superior de Español

Amazon Jungle
Yasuni National Park Biosphere Reserve in the Amazon Basin
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Learn Spanish in the most amazing part of the world, the Amazon Jungle. You will be able to learn a new language in a place with no pollution, while also learning about nature,... More

Tourist Amazon Spanish Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
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Includes accommodation -
2038US$ 1989US$

Instituto Superior de Español

Cotacachi
Andean Indigenous Community
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Learn Spanish in an Indigenous Community in the Andes. Learn about conservation, respect for nature and about the fascinating culture of an Andean Family while also developing your skills... More

Indigenous Quichua Family in the Andes Highlands Spanish Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
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Includes accommodation -
1438US$ 1404US$
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School currently open

The Instituto Superior de Español is a high quality Spanish School with over 30 years of experience in teaching the language to foreign Students while also showing them the best of Ecuador... More

11-Day Galapagos Cruise & San Cristobal Island Spanish Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
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3639US$ 3550US$
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Instituto Superior de Español - Travelling Classrooms

Quito
Andes Mountains, Amazon Jungle, Galapagos Islands
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

The Instituto Superior de Español ISE is a recognized Spanish School in Ecuador with headquarters in Quito and with a experience of 30 years, a refined teaching methodology as well as... More

Andes & Amazon Jungle 7 Days / 6 nights - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
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2038US$ 1939US$
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Instituto Superior de Español

Galapagos Islands
Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
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Get the most out of your travel to South America. Located in Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, with white sand beaches and unique wildlife is a must see and for sure in the bucket list of... More

7-Day Spanish Immersion in the Galapagos Islands - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
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Includes accommodation -
4038US$ 3939US$
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Instituto Superior de Español

Macas
Amazon Indigenous Community
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to Learn Spanish in a unique place. It is specially prepared for nature lovers and people who really need to take some time away from the busy... More

Indigenous Shuar Family in the Amazon Jungle Spanish Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
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Includes accommodation -
1438US$ 1404US$

Located in the colonial center of Cuenca, very close to San Sebastian Park. More

Full Immersion Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
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395US$ 377US$
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Montañita Spanish School is located in the charming and funky beach town of Montañita, Ecuador. The school is housed in a fantastic modern building on the beachfront, with lots of natural... More

Group Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
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360US$ 360US$
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Key Facts about Ecuador

For a relatively small country, Ecuador has an enormous natural diversity. Ecuador is place to be for nature lovers, with exotic orchids and birds, bizarre jungle plants, strange insects, Andean grasslands, dripping tropical forests and fearless animals that hop, wobble and swim around the amazing areas. Enjoy the great nightlife in Baños. Don't doubt, just go!

Population: 14,791,000

Capital: Quito

Time zone: GMT -5

Currency: USD

Telephone country code: +593

Ecuador quality of life rating:

Rating: 3.9

3.9 (42 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

Largest cities in Ecuador:

  • 1. Guayaquil: 2,000,000
  • 2. Quito: 1,400,000
  • 3. Cuenca: 280,000
  • 4. Machala: 200,000
  • 5. Santo Domingo de los Colorados: 200,000

universities: 59 (rankings of universities in Ecuador)

Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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    FAQ about schools in Ecuador

  • Students rated the activity program at Simon Bolivar Spanish School as the best.
  • Instituto Superior de Español has received the best overall rating in Otavalo.
  • Don Quijote / Academia Columbus, located in Calle Arízaga Luque N 34-240 y Federico Páez n/a, Quito has been voted as the school with the best location in Ecuador.
  • Simon Bolivar Spanish School was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at Instituto Superior de Español is the best rated accommodation in Ecuador.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • In Ecuador electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • In Ecuador the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Business Group, Spanish for Doctors.
  • Schools in Ecuador offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELE, SIELE.
  • In Ecuador there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: Spanish & Adventure, Spanish & Cooking, Spanish & Dancing, Spanish & Diving, Spanish & Surf, Spanish & Windsurfing, Farmstay.
  • 324US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Ecuador. The average cost of a language course in Ecuador is 162US$ per week.

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