Language travel, Spanish course
every Monday, all year round
Our language school is located in the heart of a beautiful, historic district of Cuenca, just a block away from the main square and the cathedral. The school building is a colonial house with over 30 classrooms. The old walls of this charming building create a magical environment and you will definitely fall in love with the vibes, a perfect place to learn Spanish.
The tasteful inner courtyard, which invites our students to relax, read, drink coffee or surf the Internet, is also of typical colonial style.
Our Spanish school in Cuenca is one of the most renowned schools in the city. All teachers have long experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language and encourage students to actively immerse themselves in Ecuadorian culture.
The language school has a computer room with internet that can be used during opening hours. There is also a small cafeteria that offers snacks during breaks.
In the afternoons you can take part in the numerous activities that the school offers. These include Salsa classes, cooking lessons and cocktail mixes, lessons about Ecuadorian culture, history, conversation exercises, etc.
On weekends, excursions are made in the enchanting surroundings of Cuenca, e.g. to the Ingapirca ruins or the El Cajas National Park.
WIFI is available in the school and can be used free of charge by the students.
Of all the cities in Ecuador, Cuenca is probably the most charming. With its cobbled streets, old churches, colonial buildings, large parks and inner-city rivers, the city is just lovely. The historic town center, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999, is particularly picturesque.
The history of the city begins long before the arrival of those who conquered it: Inca and Spaniards. According to arqueologists, Cuenca's foundation goes back to a Cañari settlement called Guapondeleg, which dates back to 500 AD. Translated into English, Guapondeleg means "land as big as the sky." Today Cuenca is a modern city with historical charm.
The city is located in the highlands of Ecuador at over 2,500 meters above sea level and has around half a million inhabitants. Like the rest of the Ecuadorian Andes, Cuenca enjoys a mild climate all year round. The days are mostly warm, while it cools down significantly at night, so you need light sweaters and jackets to go out.
There are only two seasons in Cuenca: The rainy season and the dry season. The dry season is from June to December, the rainy season is from January to May. It that time, the days often start bright and sunny, while showers can occur in the afternoon.
Cuenca is an ideal place for travelers who want to live in a colonial city but like it a little quieter than in the busy capital of Quito. Instead of modern skyscrapers, you will find small museums, art galleries, craft shops, cozy cafes and trendy restaurants with excellent, traditional and international food at affordable prices. In the evening, the bars fill up with people who love to go out, but not as long as in other places: the inhabitants of Cuenca are considered to be quite conservative, but know how to combine their original values with modern everyday life in a harmonious way.
The Spanish courses in our language school in Cuenca are characterized by innovative teaching methods, didactically good teaching material and teaching techniques that are tailored to the needs of each student. In addition to the development of grammar and vocabulary, listening skills, active speaking, writing and reading are also taught.
On the first day of school there will be a placement test to determine your language skills. This is used to classify the appropriate language level. There are 6 levels of difficulty (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for Languages).
Native Spanish speakers
At the end of the course, a certificate will be issued to confirm your language level.
20 lessons / week. Maximum 5 students/group.
20 lessons / week.
The individual course allows the students to pursue personal learning goals. A language course tailored to individual needs is the optimal way to increase learning success and motivation.
The best way to learn a foreign language is to immediately apply what you've learned in addition to the theoretical school lessons. For this reason, our students in Cuenca can live in an Ecuadorian homestay.
Living in a local household is an extremely enriching experience. It enables you to apply the knowledge learned in the language school "in real life", to understand linguistic subtleties and of course to gain insights into the Ecuadorian culture and everyday life.
We have carefully selected our hosts to make you feel comfortable from the start. All of our accommodations are located near the language school, so it can be reached on foot or by a short bus ride. You live in a single room, while the bathroom is shared with the hosts. Homestay accommodation includes half board (breakfast and dinner).
Costs & Services
Our Spanish courses in Cuenca include:
- Personal support before and during the Spanish course
- Quality Spanish course
- Placement test
- Drinks, tea, coffee during breaks
- Leisure activity calendar (some activities may have extra cost)
- Country handbook Ecuador
- Intercultural guideline
- English-speaking contact person
- 24/7 Emergency number
- Free internet access at school
- Language certificate after completing the course
- Information about suitable travel health insurance
If booked, it also includes:
- Single room in homestay (half board)
Additionally, you can book:
Jan 01, 02, Feb 20 + 21, Apr 07, May 01, 24, Aug 10, Oct 09, Nov 02 + 03, Dec 25.
Teaching meterial has to be purchased on site
Level A1, A2, B1: US$ 15 each
Level B2 bis C2: US$ 10 each