ISE Instituto Superior de Español

ISE Instituto Superior de Español

ISE Instituto Superior de Español
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The best learning and exploring experience available in Ecuador. "Instituto Superior de Español" is a leading Spanish Language school in our country. We design a personalized program that ensures our students learn Spanish quickly and effectively in both classroom and real-life environments, all the while experiencing the best of Ecuadorian culture. "ISE" offers programs in Ecuador's most beautiful and fascinating destinations - our popular Traveling Classroom, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Jungle, the Andes, Otavalo and Quito.
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Chris B
Burlington, VT4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
It was an amazing experience with an amazing teacher in an amazing city. Before going to Quito I did not know much about Ecuador or Quito, but I soon fell in love with it. The school and Quito always felt very safe and happy despite what the news may say. The school is full of wonderful energy and helped me start to accomplish something I long felt impossible. To learn a new language. I hope many more people get the experience to visit this wonderful place.
Written 10 May 2024
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Danke5
London, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve just finished 3 weeks with this school. A week in Quito,week in Otolavo and a week with the travelling classroom. It was superb from start to finish. Eugenio picked us up from the airport and took us to our homestay. We were taken to the school on the first morning by our host so we knew the way. After lessons there were cultural visits in the afternoon. All the staff at the school were helpful and engaging giving me lots of time to practice my Spanish. Eugenio took us to the bus station at the end of the week to go to Otavalo which was about 2 hours away where we were met by our next host. We had afternoons free to explore the local area with help from Bebina our host. She took us to the station at the end of the week to get back to Quito to start our travelling classroom Adriana had been our teacher and she was again for this part so we had great consistency. This part was a fantastic blend of teaching, conversation and cultural learning. It’s a full on week, each place different from the last one. We traveled on buses with the locals for a full immersion. The accommodation was excellent and we ate in local restaurants. The week finished with a walk in Papallacta Wood and then a relaxing dip in the thermal spa. A fantastic finish to a fantastic trip. If you are thinking about this trip but worried about safety , don’t be. Quito is the same as any other large city but people are friendly and obliging. The locals were warm and welcoming in the other towns Eugenio and his team run an exceptional school with professional teaching. I wouldn’t hesitate to to recommend this school/trip and having found out from Eugenio on the way to our hotel for the final night that he also has a school in Colombia guess where I’ll be going to learn Spanish next!
Written 4 May 2024
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Dear Danke5, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your time with us at Instituto Superior de Español! We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience from start to finish and that you were able to experience 3 of our options of locations. We are especially happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in our ISE Traveling Classroom and with our teachers, as we are very proud of their dedication and professionalism. We are also glad that you found the cultural visits and excursions to be enjoyable and educational together with the opportunity to practice Spanish in real life and to immerse in the culture. We are always striving to provide our students with the best possible experience in a personalized program and close attention to details so we appreciate you sharing this about your time here with us in Ecuador. We will continue to work hard to ensure that all of our students have a fantastic time with us. We are also excited to hear that you are planning to visit our school in Colombia. We look forward to welcoming you there and providing you with another amazing language learning experience. Thank you again for your kind words. We look forward to see you again soon! Sincerely, The Instituto Superior de Español Team
Written 7 May 2024
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Michael F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Very good school and lovely teachers.
I have learned and refreshed a lot.
In my free time I could join good organized excursions which was offered as well by the school.

Muchas gracias
Written 26 April 2024
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Hola Michael, Saludos desde el Instituto Superior de Español! Thank you for your kind words and great review. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and the quality of our programs to learn Spanish. We are also pleased to hear that you were able to join our organized excursions and that you found them to be a good way to complement your time and experience. We hope to see you again in the near future! Sincerely, The Instituto Superior de Español Team
Written 7 May 2024
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cindysandene
Lincoln, NE7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I spent 5 days in Quito taking Spanish lessons and doing activities. Quito is modern and safe, but quite high in altitude. This one of the best Spanish classes I have taken. The Spanish spoken in Quito is very clear At age 67. . I felt safe at all times and would recommend this school to any other American or non native Spanish speaker.
Written 24 March 2024
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Dear Cindy, Thank you so much for sharing your experience in Quito and with our Programs to learn Spanish! We are so glad to read that you enjoyed your time here and we appreciate knowing that you found our Spanish classes superb and top notch! We strive to create a welcoming environment for all of our students, and we're thrilled to read how comfortable, safe and supported you felt during your stay. We appreciate your recommendation, and we hope to see you again soon! The Instituto Superior de Español Team
Written 7 May 2024
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MyTravel44
Auckland, New Zealand46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Thank you Eugenio, staff and teachers. I loved my time in the classroom in Quito and traveling through the Amazon and Andes.
My Spanish was minimal when I arrived. The patience of my teachers and encouragement to try speaking helped me to improve in 2 weeks. I really wanted to stay longer!
I arrived at 1.30am in the morning and was met at the airport by Eugenio who took me to my accommodation. Definitely a safe way to travel at that hour as a solo female traveller. Highly recommend!
ISE organised a homestay for me. The family were kind, inclusive and patient, helping me with my Spanish. It was easy to take the trolley bus to school and get a greater feel for life in Quito.
There's a lot of online chat about safety in Quito. I felt very safe walking around in the daytime, being aware of my surroundings. Both my homestay and the school were in areas I felt super comfortable in.
Choosing ISE was a fantastic decision and I highly recommend you do the same.
Written 6 January 2024
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Hola MyTravel44, We hope you are doing great! Thank you for such a positive review of your experience with our School, for your words of appreciation and for recommending our programs to learn Spanish and travel. It means a lot to us that you had such a great time and that you felt supported and encouraged by everyone along the way. We strive to create an environment where every student feels valued and empowered to reach their full potential. We also appreciate your kind words about your homestay family. We work hard to match our students with families who are welcoming, supportive, and patient. It sounds like you had a great experience with your host family, and we're so happy to hear that. Finally, we're delighted that you found your time in the classroom so rewarding. Our program is developed to guide our students to learn and grow, and we're so glad that you found patience and encouragement while learning Spanish. We are glad of how much you improved and that you could join different locations of our programs to practice Spanish in real life and to get to know more about our beautiful country including the Amazon Jungle and the Andes Highlands, having the opportunity to put your Spanish language skills to practical use. There's no better way to immerse yourself in a language and culture than being surrounded by native speakers. It has been a pleasure getting to know you, we too wish that you had stayed longer and we hope to see you again in the near future at any of our other locations or formats. Thank you for your preference and for recommending us. Best regards from your school, The Instituto Superior de Español Team
Written 31 January 2024
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ao_dc
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I did the 12 day traveling classroom “walking through the Andes “. It was a fantastic experience! I ended up being the only student in my tour, and Eugenio created a wonderful schedule for me. I had a combination of classroom instruction and sightseeing. All of the prepared travel arrangements were great! The lodging was a combination of a home stay, hostels, and hotels. I felt safe and so immersed in the culture. The instructors were very good and knowledgeable. It was a truly fabulous experience! I learned a lot and I have so many beautiful pictures of Ecuador! Thank you Eugenio!
Written 2 January 2024
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Dear ao_dc, Many thanks for your review and for sharing what a great experience you had in our Traveling Classroom programs to learn Spanish. We are happy to read that you enjoyed every aspect of it and that the preparations made your trip easier knowing that we had your back and that you could enjoy getting to know the insights of the culture. Also we appreciate your recognition of the quality of our programs and support throughout. Thank you for your preference. We hope that you may be having a great new year and that you may enjoy more of Ecuador in the future and join our other locations or formats to practice and continue your learning. Best regards from all of us, The Instituto Superior de Español Team
Written 24 January 2024
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reto w
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The school and its wonderful staff members made mi feel at home and I felt I was part of the family right from the first moment.
Highly professional tutors that care for students individual needs as well as , assistance with organising trips to the surrounding tourist attractions of Quito.
I would highly recommend this school for any future Spanish student.
Written 16 September 2023
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Hola Reto, Many thanks for your rating and for recommending our School to learn Spanish and for traveling in Ecuador. It is great to read that you have felt well with everything in the program, the location and that you felt welcomed and enjoyed the environment and the help of we all. We are very happy to read that this was a great experience for you and we do hope to see you again in the near future at any of our programs locations in Ecuador. The Instituto Superior de Español Team
Written 7 November 2023
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Karen E
Baltimore, MD17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I had two weeks of wonderful experiences while studying Spanish in the Galápagos Islands, after a 3 day stay in Quito. It was the trip of a lifetime for me! Although I was traveling alone, I always felt that Eugenio and my teacher Adriana were available for me 24/7. My classes with Adriana were excellent. She is a kind, talented teacher with lots of patience when I couldn't remember things she had just taught me. Adriana encouraged me to speak Spanish during our entire time together. I stayed on San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabella Islands. All accommodations were nice, very clean, and included breakfast. (Although the wifi was sporadic in Galapagos, I suspect that's just the remote nature of the experience.) Eugenio had scheduled many excursions for me. Some activities, such as visits to parks, hikes, shopping, etc. were with Adriana and some were boating excursions or trips to volcanoes, which I did with a group. All in all, it was a very full schedule, with many experiences. I met many people from worldwide and was pleasantly exhausted when I returned home.
Written 6 September 2023
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Karen, Thank you for sharing what great experiences you had with us in your program in the Galapagos Islands, we are thrilled to read about what you enjoyed the most in all that you got to visit in the amazing Galapagos Islands. It is great to read how supported you felt, how you could use your Spanish language skills in real life  with the program and we are very thankful for sharing your rating and for recommending our programs to learn Spanish in South America. We hope that you keep practicing what you have learned and we are very happy to read that you will treasure this experience as one of the best of a lifetime. Sending you greetings from Ecuador and hoping to see you again in the near future to explore more of Ecuador while learning Spanish. The team of the Instituto Superior de Español
Written 22 September 2023
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2017jb2017
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The learning was tailored specifically to our level and the improvement we both experienced was remarkable! The assistance and dedication by the staff was amazing, from the airport pick up to the farewells. We expected that the experience would be simply the learning, but the staff quickly felt like family, as did the other students.

The organising of optional after-school excursions allowed us to do so much more, very easily and economically. Getting to know the other students enabled us to receive and share travel advice and their encouragement was invaluable.

We opted to stay in the homestay which felt immediately like home. It was very comfortable and within easy walking distance of the school. Having the opportunity to get to know our beautiful host along with the other homestay students was perfect. Even the neighbourhood shopkeepers felt like our community at home!

Highly recommend - our first foray into immersive international language school did not disappoint in any way
Written 29 May 2023
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Dear JB, Thank you for your words and for valuing the program we prepared for you.  Even more, we are happy of how you could enjoy the overall experience and that you felt supported, taken care of and accompanied during this experience and such a great improvement of your Spanish. We very much appreciate that you recommend our programs to learn Spanish in Ecuador South America and the different aspects that you enjoyed. We are glad to have fulfilled your expectations and to have been a great and truly immersion experience.  That you felt so comfortable during your stay and could experience your local neighborhood and to be able to interact with more people speaking Spanish must have been such a great new experience. We send our best wishes from the school and we hope to see you again with us. The Instituto Superior de Español Team
Written 26 July 2023
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Marianne H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The course was intense, and I feel I learned a lot. I had the opportunity to participate in several excursions, and they were very well-planned and fun. The teachers and the staff is dedicated to offering the highest level possible of teaching and to ensuring that we have the best time possible in Quito.
Written 27 May 2023
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Dear Marianne, Thank you for your review, for your rating and for sharing about your experience and of how much you learned. It is great that you participated in the activities enjoying the many features of the program. Thanks for sharing about the professionalism and quality you found, we very much appreciate you valuing the details. We send you best wishes and we hope to see you again in the future continuing at any of our program locations to learn Spanish in Ecuador South America. The Instituto Superior Team
Written 31 May 2023
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