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

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Instituto Superior de Español

Historical Center

Rating: 4.4

4.425 reviews

Rating: 4.6

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.4

Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

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

Course Categories (6)Accommodation (2)Facilities (13)
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 6
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
318US$ 305US$
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Rating: 4.3

4.37 reviews

Rating: 4.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.5

Leisure program
|School Size:
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
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

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Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
423US$ 405US$
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Rating: 4.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

Leisure program
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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

Course Categories (7)Accommodation (3)Facilities (14)
Intensive Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 5
FREE cancellation
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400US$ 382US$
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

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

Course Categories (8)Accommodation (3)Facilities (21)
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 - Travelling Classrooms

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

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Andes & Amazon Jungle - 7 Days - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
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2038US$ 1939US$
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Quito

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 7 reviews

Great atmosphere, friendly teachers and great School director

8 April 2019
Course: Super Intensive 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 43 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 7 reviews

Teachers were professionals.

21 March 2016
Course: Intensive 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 60 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 25 reviews

the teachers were all very friendly, helpful and funny.
even though it`s one of the cheapest language schools in quito, the classes have a very high standard. I can highly recommend it!

19 March 2008
Course: Classico - 4 weeks
Student age: 20 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 25 reviews

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.

25 March 2007
Course: Classico - 1 week
Student age: 23 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 25 reviews

little travel agency with english speaking lady

23 August 2006
Course: Classico - 3 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Key Facts about Quito

Quito: Quito is the capital city of Equador with a population of 2 million people.It was founded in 1534 on the ruins of an ancient Inca city. The city is a cultural heaven with archeological museums, ancient ruins and traditional markets. If you happen to be there during Christmas or Easter, you'll be amazed at the number of events, masses, and processions that bring out the crowds.

Quality of life was ranked in recent report of Mercer in position 122 (2019).

Population: 1,400,000

Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)

Region: Pichincha,

Currency: USD

Quito quality of life rating:

Rating: 3.9

3.9 (37 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.

universities: 14 (rankings of universities in Quito)

High season: July

Low season: March

Average course price per week (High season): 197 US$

Average course price per week (Low season): 223 US$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:50* (50% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:33* (67% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:46* (54% cheaper than New York)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Public transportation in Quito

Weather in Quito

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Events in QuitoBest time to take a language course in Quito

Festival of Quito
Festival of Quito

01 December 2020 - 06 December 2020From the 1st to the 6th of December, you can enjoy the festivities of the city with plenty of organised events to choose from. From outdoor concerts to Chiva trips and many shows, this festival has something for everyone.


February 2021In Quito the carnival celebrations are a melting pot of artistic and cultural events. The main event is the colourful masked parade that takes to the streets of the Old City while performers dance to music. It is definitely worth checking out!

Easter - Holy Week
Easter - Holy Week

April 2021Easter in Ecuador holds many traditions, both cultural and religious. From food especially prepared during this time of year to large processions that take place in the Historic Colonial Centre.

Battle of Pichincha
Battle of Pichincha

24 May 2021Held annually on May 24th, this event commemorates the Battle of Pichincha, a victory by South American rebels during the Latin-America War of Independence. This victory led to the occupation of Quito by the rebels and ultimately the liberation of the entire country. It is a day of national pride and patriotism.

Independence Day
Independence Day

10 August 2021On August 10th, Independence Day is celebrated. Events are organised in Plaza de la Independencia and in front of the Palacio del Gobierno. The celebrations consist of military parades and cultural events such as agricultural fair, outdoor music and dance parades.

What to do in Quito

Cable Car
Cable Car
Plaza Grande
Plaza Grande

Arrival Airport

Mariscal Sucre International (UIO) - 10 km. from Quito city center

Public transportation to city center:

on demand, 27,00 USD, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Quito Airport, Quito

Taxi: 708 ECS, 45 minutes drive to city center of Quito

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Houston George Bush Intercntl., Miami International

    FAQ about schools in Quito

  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • The student price index in Quito is 50.02. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Quito with 3.9 stars out of 5.
  • In Quito electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Quito is Mariscal Sucre International (10.7 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Quito.
  • In Quito the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Business Group, Spanish for Doctors.
  • Schools in Quito offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELE, SIELE.
  • In Quito there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: Spanish & Cooking, Spanish & Dancing.
  • See the climate table of Quito and the event calendar of Quito with events such as Festival of Quito, Carnival, Easter - Holy Week.
  • 382US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Quito. The average cost of a language course in Quito is 105US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Simon Bolivar Spanish School as the best.
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