PREMIUM LOCATION IN QUITO
The city of Quito is located in a beautiful valley surrounded by the snow capped peaks of the Andes. Learn Spanish in the middle of the famous mountain range. It is a Franciscan city and surprisingly friendlier and safer than other large Latin American cities. Furthermore, it has kept its colonial charm in spite of growing to the size of two million. The temperature is determinate by the altitude and the averages 60-70 during the day and 50 during the night.
The Academia Latinoamericana Spanish school in Quito, is set in the residential area of La Carolina, next to La Carolina park. A great place for students since they can practice sports such us soccer, basket, volley, jogging, aerobics, roller skating, etc. You will not be alone! About 10.000 “quiteños” practice sports specially Saturday and Sunday. It is also close to the Metropolitan park, the biggest green area in Quito. Another great place to walk or ride your bike and have a fantastic view of the valley of Quito.
The school is located is a small street called Noruega, which is a residential area, full of good restaurants, galleries, five shopping centers, many hotels around the school, several internet cafes, and much more!
The Academia has a colonial design, with interior patio and 21 classrooms. A video room with amplification equipment is also available. Library, teachers room, wireless internet service and a terrace with a fantastic view of the Pichincha volcano (active volcano with close to 14.000 feet) access and bathroom for wheelchair users and elevator; participants are half from Europe, half from the United States. The majority are professionals and university students.
STAY, ENJOY AND LEARN SPANISH IN QUITO
When studying with Academia, you’ll feel the special hospitality and warmth of a loving Latin American family. This is impossible to describe until you have experienced it! Contact with us and come to learn Spanish in Quito with some of the best professionals of Ecuador.
You will leave with a better Spanish language skills, but just as importantly, as a result of the experience of living with a host family, with a clearer understanding of the people and the rich cultural heritage of the country.
You can decide to take classes only or also choose the option to stay at our student residence located right next to the Academia campus. Both options are excellent for our students.
YOUR FIRST DAY OF CLASSES IN QUITO
WE take care of you. As soon as you’ve arrived, your host family will pick you up from the airport. Then, they will take you to your new home. You’ll learn Spanish in Quito from the very first minute.
Your family makes sure you have a great start into this adventure and get well acquainted to our culture, a full Spanish immersion experience. The best way of discovering every corner of Ecuador while you learn Spanish in Quito.
On the first day of classes, your host family will walk you to the school and show you how and where you can take a transport. All new students receive an official welcome to Academia Latinoamericana by the director of the school.
After that, you will do a written and oral placement test. When everyone is done with the tests, you will enjoy a city tour of Quito together with your colleagues.
A staff of the Spanish school will explain you how to get around the city, how to use public transport, where to find interesting places and tell you about the history of Quito. Learn Spanish in Quito through an authentic Ecuadorian way of life.
In the afternoon, all new Spanish students participate in an orientation session. There, we will tell you important rules regarding classes. Besides, other important information about the Spanish courses schedules and host families. As you have seen, you will not only learn Spanish. In addition, we will explain cultural activities and weekend trips as well.
Important topics such as security in Ecuador, do’s and don’ts and general things you need to be aware of during your stay are covered as well. Therefore, you will feel completely at home. Entirely enjoy your stay in our country. Ecuador has a lot of good surprises for you!
A typical weekday in Quito, Ecuador
8:30am: Welcome! Meet your new friends and teachers at Academia Latinoamericana de Español.
8:30-10:30am: Classes and lessons – Practical grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension and written expression.
10:30-11am: A shor break: Enjoy the international atmosphere at the school and socialize with your new friends from different places the world.
11am-1pm: More Classes and lectures – Practice oral comprehension and expression in discussions, rule plays, games, etc.
1-2pm: Free time for lunch – You can relax with your friends and get your lunch at one of the many local restaurants, parks or take away places near the school.
2-5pm: Extra activities – Explore the city and its surroundings on one of the many cultural excursions and visit local places, markets or museums and learn about our countries’ captivating history. Or simply hang out with your new friends.
7pm: Dinner with your host family – Practice your Spanish in a relaxed, warm atmosphere and discover the Ecuadorian culture first-hand from conversations with the natives.