Spanish Courses at Simon Bolivar
We have determined 10 Spanish levels, from Beginner to Advanced. These levels keep up with the ones established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1, A2, B1,B2,C1,C2.
During the break, you can drink some coffee or tea with delicious fresh-baked bread and share some time with other students. In the afternoons, at 5pm, from Monday to Thursday, you can enjoy dancing, cooking, idiomatic expressions, Ecuadorian culture or cocktail lessons, sports, soccer games...
During your first hour of lessons you take a short test to evaluate your level, and then you work out a plan of study with your teacher, depending on your interests and needs. At least once per week, you can go with your teacher to a park, museum, etc, where you can practice the language.
Individual Spanish Lessons
Our main offer is One to One tuition. Why? The great majority of our students are solo travelers, with different levels, goals, needs and length of stay. Personalized and tailored lessons are the best method for learning with a high motivation.
The student becomes the main character in the learning process through innovative teaching methods, techniques, didactic materials and activities that are adapted to suit individual needs.
Many students worry about individual tuition thinking they won't be able to meet other students or get bored in class, but nothing is so far from the truth! You will have many opportunities to make friends at school and be surprised at how much fun you can have while learning Spanish with your teacher.
Based on our broad experience we can guarantee that you will be able to speak quite fluent Spanish after 4 or 6 weeks of study.
Classes can start on any weekday, always preferably on a Monday. Morning session is from 08:30 to 12:30 and the Afternoon session is from 13:00 to 17:00. We always recommend 4 hours of instruction per day, though we can help you organize your course according to your free time.
The hour of class is 55 minutes.
2 students with 1 teacher
We also receive many friends, couples, siblings, or business partners travelling together, who have about the same level of Spanish and can enjoy the same class with one teacher. They also make a little test during the first hour of lessons so the teacher can adapt the course to their expectations. Lessons can start on any date, preferably on Monday. We always recommend 4 hours of instruction per day, though we can help you organize your course according to your free time. Each hour is 55 minutes.
Group Spanish Lessons
We are able to form groups (max. 6 students) about two times per month. This type of course is only for complete beginners and given in the afternoon session. We usually require 4 weeks of study for group lessons (4 hours per day), though please contact us to ask about starting dates and availability for 1, 2 or 3 weeks. Each hour is 55 minutes.
Special Spanish Programs
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PACKAGE
Practice Spanish in and out of the classroom for a total experience!
Take 4 hours in the morning at school, where you can concentrate on the four abilities: hearing, speaking, writing and reading. Improve your grammar, vocabulary, review exercises, etc. Continue with 2 hours more in the afternoon, visiting with your teacher a grocery shop, food market, museum, library, among other places where you can get a grasp of local flavors, idiomatic expressions and culture in general. This program runs for 1 or 2 weeks.
Our teachers are very well trained to prepare students for the DELE exam, that is, Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language or Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera, an official document issued by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to participants who pass a standardized test indicating Spanish language proficiency. We have all necessary material and experience to guarantee you will have an excellent grade when you take the exam.
Distance Spanish learning
Same methods we use for our individual lessons given in Ecuador are applied by the same professional teachers and our well established curriculum.
From Monday to Friday, we offer courses from 7:00am to 6:00pm Ecuador's time (UTC - 5 hours), which is the same hour throughout all year, since no DST (Daylight Saving Time) is applied in Ecuador.
You can study from 1 hour per week, up to 2 hours per day.