26 years of teaching Spanish

The superb quality of services that Simon Bolivar Spanish School offers is due to the professional and extensive experience of its teachers and the administration staff.

Since its foundation in 1994, Simon Bolivar Spanish School has been the leader in the market, being one of the most respected and successful Spanish schools in the region. Simon Bolivar works under European and Ecuadorian management, the same team since it was originally founded.

Over the years, we have built a team that enables us to offer the best Spanish learning experience that suits all our students’ needs. The school is officially registered and authorized by the Ministry of Education. Our dedicated staff and teachers help you feel right at home at our school from the very first day!

Why Simon Bolivar is different from other Spanish Schools?

  • We assure you will get the best value and benefit for your money.

  • You can study in any of Ecuador’s four unique climate zones – Galapagos, Andes, Amazon, or the Pacific Coast.

  • Complimentary activities on weekdays are organized to practice your language skills while learning more about Ecuador’s culture.

  • All teachers are certified in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language and receive Fair Wages for their work.

  • Registered with the Ministry of Education of Ecuador.

  • You can learn in the classroom or through real-life cultural immersion, or both!

  • Member of the Ecuadorian Association of Spanish Teaching Centers (AECEE).

  • Our greatest strength is the dedication and experience of our teachers.

Our Team

The School Administration, our staff and our teachers, we are a group of specialized professionals and we form the Simon Bolivar Spanish School, offering excellent Spanish training.

Kjetil Haugan

Manager & Founder

Norwegian citizen who has lived in Ecuador since 1994. Kjetil has a Graduate degree in Organization Development from England and an Undergraduate degree in Management from Norway. Kjetil has worked as Director of the Olympic Villages during the Lillehammer (Norway 1994) and the Atlanta (USA 1996) Olympic Games. He speaks Spanish, English and the Scandinavian languages fluently.


Sandra Quishpe

Academic Director

Sandra is responsible for organizing students’ schedules, the weekly activities, and preparing the educational material. Coordinates monthly meetings with the teachers to evaluate and improve their capabilities. She loves to be in touch with students and be sure they are learning much Spanish and fulfilling their goals.


Daniela Boada

Adminitrative and Sales Director

Daniela coordinates all new registrations and e-mails from prospective students and groups. She organizes your program, taking into account all your needs, level of Spanish, length of stay, type of accommodation and all details. Don’t hesitate to tell her about all you are looking for!


Julio Pico


14 years of teaching experience. Degrees in Economy and Administration. Diploma in Teaching Spanish. Good knowledge of English. He likes to practice sports, travel, and hike in the mountains. He is a guide on the weekend trips. Loves to meet new people from different cultures.


Luis Marcillo


16 years of teaching experience. Studied Chemistry and Biology and has a Diploma in Teaching Spanish. Has co-authored the Spanish textbook “Conquistando El Español”. Good knowledge of English. Likes ping-pong, pool, reading, and music. Great sense of humor. Loves to help fulfill students’ goals.

Mónica Endara


13 years of teaching experience. Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Teaching and a Diploma in Spanish Teaching. She likes to play soccer and basketball, dance, and listen to music. Very helpful, organized, and friendly. Great teacher with amazing skills, she enjoys teaching very much.


Janeth Posso


15 years of teaching experience. Holds a Diploma in Teaching Spanish as Second Language and has studied Business and Administration. Good knowledge of English. She likes to watch movies, read, and make crossword puzzles. Very friendly and with a high sense of humor.


Alexandra Núñez


20 years of teaching experience. Bachelor’s degree in Teaching Languages, majored in English. Diplomas in Spanish Teaching. Co-author of the textbook “Conquistando El Español”. She likes to swim, the outdoors, cooking and languages.

Adriana Acuña


17 years of teaching experience. She holds a degree as an obstetrician and Spanish teacher. She is very cheerful and patient with her students. Her Spanish lessons are entertaining and very useful. She loves teaching Spanish and delivering amazing Spanish educational experiences.


German Gualotuña


15 years of teaching experience. Has a degree in Economics and holds a Diploma in Teaching Spanish. He likes climbing mountains, playing football, making cocktails and traveling in his spare time. He enjoys being a guide for the weekend trips. Very active, patient, and friendly.

Partners & Memberships

We work with the very best. We are proud of our partners, who work with us to deliver the best Spanish teaching experience

Our Promise

No request is too big or too small for our team. If it matters to you, it matters to us. Let us make your learning experience perfect.