Spanish classes in Ecuador
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Mar 31, 2013 4:59 PM Last Post By: Tomchristen86
Mar 17, 2013 7:32 PM
Spanish classes in EcuadorHi,
I'd like to study spanish in Ecuador this summer for a few weeks. I'm thinking that I'd like to be somewhere smaller than Cuenca, perhaps Otavalo, Montanita, or Banos. Has anyone studied in any of these places? Which school? Pros - cons? Or anywhere else other than the places I mentioned? I am traveling sola and would like to meet people as well. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Mar 22, 2013 4:23 PM
1I spent 2 weeks taking lessons at Matra's Spanish School in Banos. Really nice place to take lessons - small town with enough going on to keep you busy or just chill out. The school was good - would recommend it- one to one lessons which were tailored to meet my needs. The beginners I met had made very good progress. Easy to get together with other students.I did a homestay, stayed with a lovely family,m would throughly recommend a homestay option.
I have visited Otavalo and whilst i liked visiting I wouldn't pick it for staying to do lessons - Banos would be my recommendation. Staying with my homestay family was a couple who had also spent 2 weeks just before in Montanitas and whilst they had enjoyed it there they seemed to say they thought the lessons in Banos were better. Montanitas is a party town (so far as I know) so perhaps not ideal for studying, Banos is quiet but has nightlife too and a nice vibe to it :-)
Mar 22, 2013 4:24 PM
2oops - that should be MAYRA's Spanish School.
Mar 31, 2013 4:59 PM
I just was in Ecuador. Cuenca is the name of the beautiful city I were. I spend 3 months there to learn spanish. In Ecuador they speak a very clear spanish with no accent, not as in Argentina or Chile;). In Cuenca there are so many things to do and see! And the city is so wonderful! It is in the UNESCO, so really worth seeing it or better to learn spanish there! I really recommend you Cuenca, because there you have still a atmosphere from a small city. And it's really not that big;) I was I Otavalo too, and I think after a long time there, it could be a bit boring The service from the Ailola Latino team is great and they do everything to help you! The teachers are very good and have a great balance in grammar and discussions. Ailola Latino also has a school in Otavalo. Here is the link:
After the 3 months in Cuenca, I went to travel around Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. South America is a great continent with so much things to see and the people, culture and the food is unique! Go there if you can! I really missing my time there!
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