Professional Spanish courses in Quito and Cuenca!
Yanapuma is a dynamic and non-profit Spanish school - 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 citie of Quito and Cuenca, and all they have 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" (see our other affiliations- right) and the AECEE. 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 and Cuenca.
"Study and Travel" Spanish Courses in 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.
Events for Spanish students at Yanapuma this week . . .
What's happening at the Spanish school and foundation in Quito . . . 13 May - 19 May 2013
Our new Spanish school in Cuenca is now open for business with the first students taking classes there and enjoying the tranquility, history and culture of this refined Andean city.
In Quito, the number of students starting classe is rising steadily after a brief lull in numbers at the end of April.
We continue to have our regular calendar of activities that you can view by clicking on the "Upcoming Events at Yanapuma" on the right above. On Monday we usually don't offer any particular event as students are happy to chill out on Mondays after a busy weekend. But on Tuesday we have a free salsa class for students and we encourage all our Spanish students to have a go. It is surprising how many believe that they have two left feet at the start!
On Wednesday this week we have organized a group trip for our Spanish students to the historic center of Quito in the afternoon with the chance to tour around the President's Palace - Carondelet. On Thursday students of the Spanish school will be able to take a group tour to the "Teleferico" a cable car that rises high above the city of Quito with splendid views of the volcanos that run down the Andes.
Our weekend trip is to Cotopaxi volcano, a popular trip for students of our Spanish school. Arriving at the refuge above the snowline students will get the chance to explore this frozen environment before setting off downhill on bicycles.
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. Remember - Yanapuma is one of the professional Spanish schools in Ecuador and we offer the best Spanish courses in Ecuador!
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. and getting the best out of Yanapuma