Since 1988 the Instituto Superior de Español is specialized in teaching Spanish in Ecuador. Therefore we offer a wide range of different programs which allow you to experience an unforgettable time in Ecuador.
We provide a wide range of educational, language, travel and voluntary programs so that you can be sure to make the most of your stay.
Our mission is to support international understanding and cultural communication, as well as global awareness. We are proud of two decades of experience and offer individual and unique support during your stay. As a participant you can choose to stay in Quito for one week or a whole year. You will live the life of an Ecuadorian; explore the culture in a host family while you are attending our language school.
We are more than happy to coordinate every single step of your time in Ecuador. We organize the host family, transfers, excursions, language course, voluntary work, travelling classes and many more.
We offer our pupils 7 Spanish course locations, including fixed schools in Otavalo and Quito, plus our Travelling Classroom program in the Amazon jungle, the Galapagos Islands and on a traditional Ecuadorian hacienda. The best thing about it: You can mix and match locations!
We have been teaching Spanish for a very long time – 25 years in fact! We were the first Spanish school in Ecuador to offer volunteering opportunities with Spanish courses. We also created the unique travelling classroom model and trips to the Amazon Jungle.
You’ll find our Spanish school in a safe and central location surrounded by the old churches and plazas of Quito’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, food and craft markets and only a 2-minutes' walk from the "Plaza de Theatro" trolley bus stop.
Eugenio has a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Latin American Literature and another university degree as an Engineer in International Business. In 1988, he opened his first school, Instituto Superior de Español. He decided Quito would be an ideal place to open a school for foreigners to learn Spanish, for the people in Quito speak with a clear dialect. Contact Eugenio on Skype
Student Advisor & Administration
Paola has been teaching at out institute since 2001. The fact that she has two degrees, one in Teaching and one in Tourism makes her the perfect choice to run the travelling classes, the Amazon Jungle program, the Galapagos programs, and of course our classes in Quito. By having a degree in Tourism she knows a lot about the nature and its specialties in Ecuador.
Angelica, aside from being a superb teacher, she also enjoys exchanging knowledge with her foreign students about their countries and her very own, Ecuador! Angelica is a team player and also very committed to her family! She’s been with our school for over 15 years now.
She has been working at our schools for several years; she holds her teaching degree of language since 1994 and since then she is a member of our established staff. She is a well-educated woman, proved in spotting students' weaknesses and casting them out. Tania teaches Spanish with us in Quito, in the Amazon Jungle, in the Travelling Classroom and on the Galapagos Islands.
Tito Hernan Muñoz
He has been working for us for already 21 years. He holds degrees in teaching and journalism. Furthermore, he is very interested in Latin American Art and History. He is a well-read man who loves to teach Spanish to foreign students.
Vanessa holds a Social Science degree and has been working for us since 1998. Her hobbies include cooking, football, dancing and reading. Vanessa enjoys travelling the most! Join her on one of our Travelling Classroom programs. She is a hardworking and well-humored member of our staff
Teresa de Sierra
Theresa worked for over 25 years at the Fundacion Niñez y Vida and knows the inner-workings and needs of NGOs best. She is our volunteer coordinator and knows everything about volunteering in Ecuador. She is pleased to help you finding the right volunteering project.
Washington is our team’s trustworthy driver. He will pick you up at the airport and helps to arrange students’ accommodation. He is a qualified English teacher and takes you wherever you want in his yellow cab. Moreover he is an incredibly nice guy.
Mario is the good-hearted soul of our Spanish school. He takes care of everyone and everything. He likes to cook with our students every thursday and to chat with them.