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Learn Spanish in Quito, Ecuador
don Quijote is associated with a Spanish school in Quito, Ecuador. The school itself is a converted colonial building complete with its own auditorium and solarium. Other amenities include a library, a cafeteria, tennis courts and 9 classrooms connected digitally to dQ schools in Bolivia for interactive activities.
All students that complete a course in Quito will be awarded a certificate from the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. Students from the US are eligible to earn credits to put towards their degree. Spanish courses at dQ School in Quito have received the seal of approval from the Ecuadorian-German Chamber of Commerce.
Lessons take place on weekdays between 8am and 1pm in the morning and 2pm and 6:30pm. Lessons last an hour each and every hour is interspaced by a 30 minute rest break. don Quijote can guarantee that the student / teacher ratio will never be any higher than 5:1.
Our Spanish Teachers
Only university graduates qualified to teach Spanish as a foreign language are employed by the school. Most teachers have a second or third European language too. As well as imparting knowledge about the language itself, teachers are dedicated to educating their students about Ecuadorian customs and culture too.
Accommodation Options in Quito
There are two types of accommodation in Quito to choose from:
- Host Family – if you choose this option then you will be living with an Ecuadorian family who will cook you breakfast and dinner, allowing you to grab lunch with friends between classes. This is a good option for those moving away from home for the first time.
- Student Residence – if you like to be around people, then you would probably enjoy living in a shared apartment. With a private bedroom and shared kitchen and living areas, you will always have someone to talk to!
Indoor & Outdoor Activities
In the afternoons, evenings and weekends, don Quijote offers a variety of fun activities for the enjoyment of all the students. Participation in such activities is a great way to get to know people and make friends very quickly.
- Dance classes
- Trip to the ballet
- Cookery using locally sourced ingredients
- Guided tour of Quito on arrival
- Football matches
- Day trips to national parks
If you have always dreamt of travelling South America, what better place to start than Quito: the city of sky and sun. Encircled by snow-capped volcanoes and mountains, the climate of Quito is referred to as “eternal spring”. Culturally speaking, Quito has plenty to offer including state-of-the-art shopping centers, museums, theaters and multi-screen cinemas as well as a historical city center. Whether it is life with your Ecuadorian family, the great cultural opportunities available or simply chilling out with Ecuadorian school friends, Quito soon starts to feel like home.