Professional Spanish lessons in Quito - Ecuador!
Yanapuma is a dynamic and non-profit Spanish school in Quito - Our professional staff and teachers offer Spanish courses for students at all levels and ages in one of Quito's most elegant and comfortable historic buildings. We also offer accommodation with welcoming local host families, hostels and hotels, and we make every effort to provide a secure and friendly base from where you can explore the vibrant and historic city of Quito and all it has to offer, as well as the rich cultural and natural heritage of Ecuador - all while you learn to speak the Spanish language.
Yanapuma is one of the professional Spanish Schools in Ecuador, and a member of the "World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation." We strive for continual improvement in order to offer the best experience - academically and socially - to our students. Our prices are among the lowest for professional Spanish lessons, and our methods are based on the renowned Cervantes Institute of Spain, and we use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and ACTFL standards for US students.
We also offer a variety of exciting "Study and Travel" Spanish programs that explore the incredible cultural and biological diversity of Ecuador. Click on the images below to learn more about how to study Spanish in the Amazon rainforest and cloud forests, the Andean sierra or at the Pacific coast, and even on the Galapagos Islands!.
We provide FREE tutors, who are available at all times to help you outside of class! If you have questions about anything that you have studied in class you are welcome to speak to our tutor who will help you out and offer you additional resources for learning Spanish. Only Yanapuma Spanish School offers this service!
All profits from our Spanish School in Quito help fund the work of Yanapuma Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable practices in marginalized communities throughout Ecuador. Read a recent newsletter. Or click here to find out about volunteering with our Volunteer Ecuador program. Your support as a student contributes directly to improving the lives of marginal communities in Ecuador.
Click here for information about our regular Spanish courses in Quito.
"Study and Travel" Spanish Courses around Ecuador:
We arrange regular optional activities - half-day, whole-day and weekend excursions, as well as salsa and cooking classes, movies, nights out and cultural outings for our students (see right "Upcoming Events at Yanapuma") with plenty of activities for students of all ages.
We know how hard it can be to choose Spanish Schools in Latin America. For this reason on this page we offer some tips and pointers that might help you in choosing a Spanish school.
What's happening this week at Yanapuma Spanish School?
A weekly roundup of events at the Spanish school and foundation in Quito . . . 03 Dec - 09 Dec 2012
December is usually the quietest month of the year for a Spanish school in Quito as relatively few people choose to be away from home over the Christmas period. However we do actually have quite a good number at the school at the moment, around 10 altogether, with some finishing in the next week or two and one or two more coming before the end of the year.
Students are starting to sign up for the various activities that we have planned for the week. On Tuesday there is our regular free salsa class at 6.00 pm which all students are welcome to sign up for.On Wednesday this week there will be a Pub Quiz in a local bar that is always lots of fun. On Thursday we have organized a "Cuarenta" championship at the school. Cuarenta is a local card game that is traditionally played at this time of year.
Our weekend excursion for our Spanish school next weekend is to the magnificent Quilotoa Crater Lake. High in the Andes this turquoise lake sits in an extinct crater. From the rim there are other volcanoes visible along the chain of the Andes. There will be opportunities to hike down into the crater, to ride horses, or hike around the crater rim.
You can see more about these regular events by clicking on the "Upcoming Events at Yanapuma" link on the top right hand side of this page.
In the foundation we are currently beginning to work on a 3-year project funded by the Inter American Foundation to work with the Tsa'chila in 4 of their comunas. We will be promoting sustainable cacao production, the development of vegetable gardens, nutritional education and working towards commercialization of local products. . In addition, we continute working with 13 scholarship students at the coast, supporting them to continue through high school. We are also looking at ways to support the development of a group of organic cacao producers from the coast as they seek to increase their production and sales of organic cacao for fine chocolate products.
To learn more about the activities of Yanapuma Foundation, read a recent newsletter. Or click here to find out about volunteering with our Volunteer Ecuador program in Quito or in other parts of Ecuador. You can also check out our foundation website to learn more about how to volunteer in Ecuador.
Deciding not studying with Yanapuma Spanish School? Too bad! Why not give us a try? We are happy to just let you book the first week or two of classes and go from there, as our experience is overwhelmingly positive with many students studying longer than they originally intended.