Who are our Students?

Variety is where the fun is. Our staff is trained to teach the Spanish language to anyone who has the desire to learn. No matter the reasons, Simon Bolivar fits every need you may have in order to learn or improve your Spanish:

Personal motivation, to travel, to learn about the culture, for your profession or career, to communicate with your friends and Spanish-speaking customers, to improve your resume, to complete your credits in college, to get more from your volunteer projects, to pass the DELE exam, to improve a specific skills such as conversing, grammar, writing or listing, to focus in topics of medicine, literature, biology, history... there are an infinite number of reasons, our classes are adapted to any of your needs and at the best and most competitive prices!

Everyone can be a part of our great community:

Which One Are You? Let us know what your needs and expectations are so we can help you meet your goals!

Students Comments & Testimonials:

The best way to get an idea of what kind of experience you will have at our school, is by reading our former student comments in their own words! Please check http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294308-d6728569-Reviews-Simon_Bolivar_Spanish_School-Quito_Pichincha_Province.html

"My husband, 2 children (ages 7 and 9) and I attended the Simon Bolivar programs in April, 2014.

We spent 4 weeks studying Spanish with teachers from Simon Bolivar in 3 of their 4 locations: Quito, La Selva Lodge, and Palmazul in San Clemente.

I was very satisfied with the personalized program the school and staff created for our family. The teachers went beyond our expectations of Spanish language instruction and became our cultural brokers as we learned more about Ecuadorian life and culture. The teacher was extremely patient with our two children. She understood that they would learn more in context and was happy to use art, cooking lessons, and excursions to the park to help them in their language acquisition. My teacher worked with me through my intermediate conversational skills, gently correcting my grammatical structure. The other teacher became a friend as he taught my husband beginning Spanish and then travelled with our entire family to the Amazon and the Coast locations. The administration staff helped us modify our travel arrangements to meet our scheduling needs. We felt very welcomed by the entire Simon Bolivar staff, and, most importantly, came away with a greater capacity in the Spanish language and an deeper understanding of Ecuadorian culture. Thank you to the staff at Simon Bolivar. I am happy to recommend this program to others looking for Spanish Language support and a positive experience in Ecuador.

I hope we will have the opportunity to meet again in the future."

Andrea Purcell, PhD
Educational Consultant

"I discovered Simone Bolivar language school on line, while travelling in South America. I did one week of intensive Spanish in Quito with Jenny - and was hooked. The 1:1 instruction was perfect, and my very rusty conversation skills improved incredibly during this time. Jenny is the best Spanish teacher I have ever found - she is warm and encouraging which helps you to overcome your fears about speaking and making mistakes. She also explains new grammar very simply and clearly. Since returning to Australia I have continued my classes on-line, and have been greatly rewarded. I look forward to our weekly chats and the time passes so quickly. The classes are tailored to my needs, so for example, if I have time, I will write something and send it to Jenny - she then works through it with me line by line in the next lesson, explaining any corrections. The school's payment and booking system is also very efficient and well organised. Daniela always sends me a booking confirmation, and has been flexible to meet my availability. These classes are such good value - very highly recommended!"

Deb Michels - Australia

"I came to this school with an intermediate knowledge of Spanish, but was unable to talk naturally. After only a week I am able to have detailed conversations - even with strangers. For me, this is a huge breakthrough. Also, the school focuses on a total experience - helping you to understand and enjoy the culture"

Bitty Roy - USA

"A hugely enjoyable experience studying at Simon Bolivar in Quito. High quality teaching, and excellent value for money. Individual classes in particular allow the student to progress at their own pace. Extremely friendly and helpful staff and a range of extra-curricular activities. Overall a high quality school at relatively low cost"

Jonathan Singh - UK

"These 2 weeks have helped me a lot with speaking and understanding Spanish. I'm sure it will help me make the most of my stay here in Ecuador!"

Martina - Sweden

"I started taking classes at Simon Bolivar because I had a few free hours each day. It was one of the best decisions that I have made on my travels. I learned a lot of Spanish and my teacher was able to help me with all of my weaknesses. I highly recommend the school to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish!"

Alex Kokaly - USA

"I have nothing but great things to say about Simon Bolivar School. The teaching and classes were excellent, the trips are well thought through and fun, the jungle program was fantastic adn there are always fun activities and opportunities to meet other students and make great friends! Thanks for much for a great experience!"

Nicholas Corby Denning - USA

"My time at Simon Bolivar, albeit short, was the most valuable time I have spent learning Spanish. All the teachers and administration are super friendly, and they are always there to help with whatever problems you might have. My Spanish improved tremendously, and I was able to learn and practice my Spanish in a relaxed environment with native speakers who have a ton of experience teaching to all levels. I would recommend Simon Bolivar to anyone that is looking to learn"

Harry Brodsky - USA

"I studied at Simon Bolivar Spanish School in Quito for seven months and came away greatly appreciative of my time here. The school will go at lenghts to accommodate each student's schedule, pace of learning and desires. It has a laid back atmosphere and I enjoyed that given how much you learn in a short time. I didn't really take advantage of the extracurriculars but there are a ton to choose from"

Raul Flores - USA

"I absolutely love my time in Quito. My family treated me as their own daughter. They were always practicing Spanish with me and making me feel at home. My teachers were incredible! We did many different activities together, such as going to park, supermarket and museums. They were so nice and always made me laugh. I would love come back and visit Quito again. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!"

Tanya Fekri - Iranian/American

"I had a very enjoyable time at Simon Bolivar. The classes were excellent and I really improved my Spanish. The enviroment and teacher were relaxed and fun. There was a good variety of activities and trips"

Tom Swaine - USA

"I had a lovely time at Simon Bolivar. The teachers and staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. I was only here for 2 weeks, but in that short time I was able to conquer my fear of speaking Spanish. I would love to return in the future for 6 weeks or more. I am happy that I have seen growth in my speaking, listening and reading abilities"

Linsey Demicco - USA

"I loved my experience at Simon. I think the school provided me an excellent platform of Spanish. I enjoyed my teacher and would highly recommend the lessons. I purchased skype hours with my instructor and therefore plan to continue perfecting my Spanish. I have every desire to learn Spanish as well as I know, write, and can speak English."

Christina Anderson - USA

"I had a very positive experience at Simon Bolivar. My teacher was very enthusiastic and everyone in administration was very helpful and flexible. If I study again in Ecuador I will definitely come back to Simon Bolivar!"

Joseph Wendelken - USA

"This was an amazing experience. The facilities and staff are excellent and they make you feel like you are part of a community. I would do it all over again if I could. BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCE EVER!!"

Adam and Alex - USA

"I have been extremely impressed with the Simon Bolivar program. It is by far the best means of learning Spanish, in terms of quality & cost. Thanks so much for providing this excellent service!"

G.J. Landis - USA

"I came back to Simon Bolivar after 2 years because people are so nice, the lessons are excellent and I always enjoy the extra activities, such as cooking lessons. I will came back once again soon. Muchas gracias Simon Bolivar, por todo."

Kelsey Valente - USA

"It has been a great month in Quito, studying Spanish 4 hours per day with friendly, professional, but at the same time easygoing teacher. That made it rather fun and I learned a lot. I recommend to stay with the family to learn Spanish faster and get into ecuadorian lifestyle. With other students I participated in all activities and weekend trips that have been organized. It's good value for money and always good company. I tood a 1 year sabbatical to travel around the world and I started in Quito. In rather short time I became a part of my ecuadorian family and my ecuadorian mother is just great. Will return for sure!"

Tatjana Buzeti - Slovenia

"Thank you for a wonderful week in Quito. I am very pleased with the quality of teaching. My grammar teacher was excellent, so was my teacher in the afternoon with whom I practiced speaking. I look forward to continuing classes in Cuenca. I would recommend Simon Bolivar without reservations. Muchas gracias!"

Torah Bontrager - USA

"Myself and my girlfriend both had a wonderful time at the school. We had previously tried a few other schools but they didn't compare with Simon Bolivar for either organisation or social atmosphere. We have made friends through the school, with students and teachers, and have thoroughly enjoyed the extra activities. Overall, we have enjoyed ourselves and would recommend the school to any other gringos coming to Quito. Thanks for everything, we might even be back someday!"

Thomas Fox - UK

"Co-operation and directives were as good as possible. My Spanish speech and comprehension improved better than expected and I learned more than just language. I expect to return soon"

Ron Rodney - Canada

"8 weeks of Spanish lessons at Simon Bolivar have been awsome. The teachers are great, the activities that the school organizes are really nice. At school you also met a lot of other students to hang aroung with during the free time and during the weekends. Are you thinking about studying at Simon Bolivar? Don't think anymore, just do it. You're not gonna regret your choice"

Markus Fridlund - Sweden

"We came to Simon Bolivar knowing very little Spanish. After 3 weeks of study we feel a lot more confident to travel around the rest of South America. The school and teachers are wonderful. Simon Bolivar is a very professional and well organised school. We are going to miss coming here each morning! Thank you!"

Sarah and Justin - Australia

"Having attended a similar Spanish School in Guatemala - I have a benchmark. I found Simon Bolivar superior, my instructor was excellent. The school infrastructure is more than adequate and all the staff seem to enjoy working there. Office staff was very professional. WiFi in the schoool was great."

Nathan Gibson - USA

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