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Simon Bolivar Spanish School

Mariscal Foch E9-20 y Andres Xaura, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-254-4558
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Fun, deep dive into learning Spanish

Simon Bolivar Spanish Language School knows how to make learning fun and meaningful! Staff are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
abbiekealy
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Reisterstown, Maryland
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Fantastic Spanish lessons and cultural immersion!

I was in in Quito for a week and did the 6hrs/day language and cultural excursion program, which... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Carol W
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Simon Bolivar is the ideal place to learn Spanish in Ecuador. Break your language barriers with our experienced professors who take on students from beginner to advanced levels. Take part in the many activities our school also offers like cooking, dancing, and cultural lessons. On the weekends, feel free to join a fun trip to one of Ecuador's four regions, Galapagos, Andes, Amazon and Coast!
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Mariscal Foch E9-20 y Andres Xaura, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simon Bolivar Spanish Language School knows how to make learning fun and meaningful! Staff are super friendly, professional & helpful, they foster an intellectual atmosphere that’s as committed as you are (Full disclosure: I was kinda serious) and are a great resource for all-things Ecuador....More

1  Thank abbiekealy
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I was in in Quito for a week and did the 6hrs/day language and cultural excursion program, which was a fantastic way to discover Quito and learn Spanish on such a short trip. I had private lessons x 4 hours in the AM with 1...More

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We have just spent 10 days learning Spanish at this school. Having no idea how to even say hello on the first day I feel like I have gained so much. I opted for the 6 hours per day course. This included 4 hours in...More

1  Thank D P
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I spent 3 of 6 weeks in Ecuador in the Simon Bolivar language school in 3 locations - Cuenca, Quito and the Amazon. In Cuenca I was able to partner with a friend. We had a great teacher and had a lot of fun. The...More

1  Thank JaneinOakland
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

I attended the Spanish language school for four weeks during November and December, 2017, with a private professora for four hours per day, five days per week. This included workbooks and other material, with complete immersion in Spanish. The instructor was able to accurately judge...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Excellent experience, both lessons and cultural experiences; school was very professional; staff was friendly and helpful

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Thank innocentin
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

I recently attended four weeks of classes at Simon Bolivar, and my experience was wonderful. In any school it's all about the professors, and Julio and Cecilia were outstanding, teaching both Spanish and Ecuadorian culture with patience and humor. The office staff was likewise knowledgeable...More

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Thank David Z
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

My fifteen-year-old daughter and I took Spanish lessons at Simon Bolivar this summer. We had two different teachers, Jennena and Mary. Both were extremely competent and a pleasure to work with. We learned far more Spanish than we had expected and started becoming very comfortable...More

1  Thank Windcurrent
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

had a excellent teacher for one on one classes, reasonably priced and in a nice neighborhood. would use them again if i wanted to take more classes.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Spent a week in Quito taking Spanish Lessons at the school and living at the host family which they set up for us. Every teacher we met was informative and professional. Even the office staff were a pleasure. The host family was incredibly warm and...More

Thank Philip-USA
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latoya1991
18 November 2016|
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Response from Daniela B |
Hola! Thank you for your interest to study at Simon Bolivar Spanish School in Quito- Ecuador. Of course we can help you with Individual or Group lessons. Please let me know which week are you interest to come? Individual... More
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Jan117Baragar
I am possibly interested in studying for 6 to 7 weeks in Ecuador. How would I go about signing up for Quito, Cuenca and the coast to study. Would I need to take a bus from Quito to Cuenca to the coast and are you able to arrange that La Selva lodge sounded great as well, do they have shorter hikes or could I do something else in place of the 3-4 hour hikes. Also do you have host families that are free of dogs and cats, due to my allergies? I did study Spanish in Argentina for 6 weeks a couple of years ago. I was wondering if the 1 week language and culture program would still be beneficial for me if I signed up for that. Also was wondering about the weather and if there is a better time of the year to study for nicer weather. Thanks so much. Also I appreciated reading through all of the comments from other students. What great comments and testimonies about your school. I first heard about SB from an expat who was living in Cuenca. Sincerely, Jan Baragar
30 November 2015|
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Response from Daniela B | Property representative |
Hola!! Thanks for your message and sorry for the delay. Six to seven weeks is a very good time to achieve a pretty good level of Spanish! The Language and Culture package can be an excellent way to start. You will not only... More
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