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Language school Quito – Don Quijote

This Don Quijote Partner school is situated in the Andes mountains and the world’s second highest capital. It offers a great choice of courses in small groups, taught by expert teachers in a well equipped school & is the perfect base to discover Ecuadors rich history & traditions, starting in Quitos fascinating & divers urban quarters. The school organises a great deal of free time activities too, to get you fully immersed into the South American culture.

Courses

INTENSIVE:

20 group lessons per week.

from $185 per week

INTENSIVE 25:

20 Intensive lessons per week + 5 specialised classes of your choice.

from $285 per week

PRIVATE:

Individual spanish classes, flexible hours, tailer made, fast learning, ideal for co-workers, free time activities can be added on, max. 2 persons, all levels.

from $20 per lesson or $150 for 10 lessons/ per person

SPANISH TEACHERS TRAINING: 

For non-native spanish teachers, to update skills & refine difficult grammatical & conversational issues combined with cultural studies. 20 group lessons & 10 hours shadowing or Part-time. 3 to 6 students per class. Min. age is 18. Min. level: C1. 

from $720 for 2 weeks/ Part-time from $300 for 2 weeks

SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS:

An introduction to the medical vocabulary and day to day interaction in this field. 20 group lessons + 5 private lessons per week, up to 5 students per class, all levels.

from $1390 for 4 weeks 

DELE PREPARATIONS GROUP COURSE: 

20 lessons for the “Spanish as a foreign language Diploma” – examination according to your level. The exam is not included. 

from $995 for 4 weeks

DELE PREPARATIONS PRIVATE COURSE: 

20  privat lessons for the “Spanish as a foreign language Diploma” – examination according to your level. Exam is not included.

From $1090 per week

more info on DELE preparation courses

Accommodation

  • FAMILY STAY: 

Breakfast, Half-board or Full-board, individual or shared – from $139 per week

  • SHARED STUDENT FLAT:

Individual or shared room – from $119 per week

Activities

ART/HISTORY/LITERATURE: Addressed to students with at least an intermediate level (B1), can be combined with Spanish language lessons, classes specialising on historic events, Spanish & Latin-American literature, artwork and culture.

COOKING: Roll up your sleeves & learn about the regional cuisine, create & taste the flavours of Andalusia, a great way to unwind & get stuck in, several lessons per week.

DANCING & TRADITIONAL CULTURE: Study the local dance styles and discover more than just a new dance: learn about the history & culture it has developed in.  

Don Quijote schools are also offering various other afternoon/weekend activities e.g. city tours, visits to museums, excursions to nearby towns & villages as well as Tapas tours & movie nights.

Accreditations

This school is recognised by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education & by Bildungsurlaub in parts of Germany.

Quito – info

This unique city is nestled in the Andes at an incredible 2850 metres above sea level and overlooked by the active volcano Pichincha in the west of Quito. The town unites most of Ecuadors important financial, cultural & administrative associations.

Formerly the area has been inhabited by several indigenous tribes and has formed an integral part of the Incan Empire, until it was occupied by Spanish settlers in the 16th century. Quitos historic centre is very well preserved & houses some of the first UNESCO world cultural heritage sites.

Things to do in Quito: 

Museo Nacional: Iconic building which includes a grand collection of Ecuadorian art as well as pre- & post colonial archeological artefacts.

Pichincha Teleférico: This sky rail takes you up the side of the Pichincha volcano to heights of over 4000 metres where amazing views & a further summit trail are on offer.

La Mariscal: To start your stay in Quito, go for a wander & ‘get lost’ in this historical quarter & UNESCO world heritage site.

Basilica del Voto Nacional: Curious cathedral that boasts Galapagos- dolphins, monkeys & turtles instead of gargoyles & for good reasons is partially incomplete – let its lift take you up to greater heights!

Floresta quarter: Fashionable neighbourhood off the beaten tourist track – good food, music & art scene.

El Pobre Diablo bar: Kick back with a glass of wine whilst taking in some inspiring live tunes (located at Floresta).

The school comprises of 9 classrooms, library, wheelchair access, elevator, tennis/ volleyball/ speed soccer court, auditorium, cafeteria.

Certificates are awarded after completion of study, and college credit is available in the United States.

Don Quijote’s – registration fee is $65.00. 

Getting here

Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre, 37min drive /36km

Terminal de ferricarriles, approx. 24min drive / 10.5 km

Terminal Cumandá,  22min by car, 9.6km

North: Terminal Ofelia, 29min by car, 10.8km

South: Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe, 24min by car, 10.6km

A subway is currently being built … 

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