ISE Instituto Superior de Español

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ISE Instituto Superior de Español

ISE Instituto Superior de Español
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Rides & Activities • Lessons & Workshops
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Lutvie atmojo
Bali, Indonesia3 contributions
excellent school and host family
Feb 2020
I can't say enough good things about this school!! Not only have I learned a lot of Spanish, I also made lasting friendships with both the teachers and my fellow students. Their educational approach guarantees that you will learn a lot of Spanish in quickly and they also provide a lot of fun opportunities to use what you learned in real-life situations from shopping at a market, to learning Salsa, to experiencing Salsa in a crazy street party!
I've studied there during 7 weeks and now thought my Spanish was improving so much.
Thank you to all the teachers, especially Roberto, Andriana, and Luceira.
Also special thanks for Angeles (my lovely host).
I highly recommend both!!
Written January 17, 2021
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JacquelineG
1 contribution
One-on-one On-line Spanish Classes with ISE are Terrific!
Apr 2020
On-line one-on-one conversation classes in Spanish

I have been doing 2 one-hour Conversation Classes a week using Zoom since last March. It has been a terrífica experience for the following reasons: I can speak Spanish with a nativa speaker without having to travel to a Spanish-speaking country ( somewhat difficult during COVID!). My teacher Zayra Medina is excellent, very knowledgeable of her subject, patient and good-humoured, really a pleasure to talk to. She is student-centered, is mindful of my progress and adjusts to my changing needs. These classes are lots of fun!
Written September 18, 2020
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JacquelineG, We the team of the Instituto Superior de Español thank you very much for your review regarding your Online Spanish course with us. We are happy to know that you have found great value in your classes and that you have enjoyed them very much. Behind the scenes, we have a close follow up of the progress of our Students and take a lot of care in giving the most suitable and best teaching so that you can have the best progress. Every member of our Spanish Institute works very hard to offer a professional and quality service to each of our Spanish students and together provide an excellent quality program, therefore it is great to know that even though the current world situation you have continued to accomplish your dreams and that you have had this amazing experience, it has been a pleasure to know you and we hope to see you here in a near future. We have already returned to teaching in person in our country and continue with classes Online for people who are not able to travel to Ecuador. You and any person who wishes to join our programs are more than welcome to book for a program Online or one of our Spanish Programs in person with us in Ecuador. We wish you all the best! The team of the Instituto Superior de Español
Written December 15, 2020
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Jean Z
7 contributions
Fantastic Spanish School
Feb 2020 • Solo
I had a fantastic experience at Instituto Superior de Espanol. I had studied at a similar type of school/homestay in Guatemala and didn't learn half as much there as I did the first day here. My teacher, Sayra, was not only friendly and made the lessons fun, but she was able to identify exactly what my needs were (I am at the intermediate level) and teach me what I needed to know in a completely understandable manner. She filled in holes in my understanding of Spanish that no other teacher has been able to do so far. My confidence in speaking has risen, my grammar and vocabulary improved greatly, and I didn't even mind doing the homework she assigned nightly! I could not be more pleased.

Eugenio, the director, was timely and thorough in his correspondence with me while I was making plans to study there, and picks up students at the airport himself, even at 12:30 at night! He does so to engage the student in conversation so as to be able to properly place them in their classes at the school. His assessment of me was spot on, not only for what level I needed at school, but also for the homestay he placed me in. I am an older student (over age 65) and he placed me with an older couple with whom I got along fabulously! They could not have been more kind and helpful, and we had wonderful discussions in Spanish about politics, sociology, culture, economy. They suffered through my bad Spanish and really helped me improve. More, though, by the end of the week I felt I had two new friends.
Written February 29, 2020
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Hola Jean, We all the team of the Instituto Superior de Español thank you very much for your review about your experience with us. It was a great pleasure for us to have you as our Spanish student! We were happy to have you every day arriving on time for your Spanish classes, making new friends and enjoying your program with us. We all, our Spanish teachers and Ecuadorian families working with us, love our job and are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your time with us. We hope you will return to our country and have the opportunity to have you again as our Spanish student for Upper Intermediate and Advanced level of Spanish. We wish you all the best! The team of the Instituto Superior de Español
Written March 6, 2020
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David N
Quito, Ecuador1 contribution
Great place to improve your spanish and experience Ecuador
Feb 2020
I took 2 weeks of classes at the school in Quito and I had a great time. My spanish improved a lot in just two weeks! Great teachers, tours, administration etc. I highly recommend this school and staying with a family while studying. Gracias!
Written February 27, 2020
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Hola David, We all at Instituto Superior de Español thank you very much for your review about your experience with us. We love our job teaching Spanish and we enjoy applying our experience so that our students reach an excellent level in a very short time, but we also expect our Spanish students to feel that our Institute is their home, where they can enjoy their time very much and find friends to have a great experience while learning Spanish with us. We expect you will return to our country and come to keep improving your very good Spanish with us. We wish you all the best! The team of the Instituto Superior de Español
Written February 28, 2020
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Debziadax
Denver, CO8 contributions
Amazing visit
Feb 2020 • Solo
I loved my visit here at ISE for Spanish classes. Every one was so helpful. Eugenio, the director picked me up on a Sunday and delivered me to the door of Suzana who was my amazing host mom and she never let me speak English. Zoya was our group teacher and was funny and upbeat and never got impatient. She would go over a difficult concept until we all understood. Adriana was my private teacher who was also excellent. She would review with me some of the morning lesson, but we also had conversations about everyday things. I spent. Week in Quito and after some traveling fill have an additional week in Otovolo and Quito. And I can't forget Mario who walked me to the bus and helped me numerous times
Tfh this school I guarantee you will love it
Written February 26, 2020
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Hola Debziadax, We thank you very much for your deciding for your Spanish course with the Instituto Superior de Español and for your amazing opinion about your Spanish course and about our service. We enjoyed a lot the time when you were here with us in our Spanish Institute, you are a very nice person and we miss you, we hope you do well with your trip and come back soon to learn more Spanish with us. Best regards, The team of the Instituto Superior de Español
Written February 28, 2020
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Andrea P
1 contribution
I could easily have spend more time here!
Feb 2020 • Solo
I really enjoyed studying spanish at the ISE for 3 weeks. The professors were nice, the clases benefitting for my spanish and the atmosphere at the school very comfortable and safe. I attended a lot of the after-school activities as well, which I liked, as they give you a nice introduction to the city.
Staying at Angeles’ homestay was amazing too, the family is so warm and make you feel like home. All in all I had a wonderful time there. I could easily have spend more time here!
Written February 22, 2020
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Hola Andrea, We thank you for your review about our Institute and our services and we are happy because you learned a lot in a short time and now you have a very good level of Spanish. We always have students from almost all over the world, with different ages and with all levels of Spanish, our Institute is an excellent place to meet new friends of all ages and enjoy their time while learning Spanish, travel and share with very interesting people, it is great to know you enjoyed your program. We hope you return to Quito and tell us about your experiences in our beautiful country. We wish you all the very best! The team of the Instituto Superior de Español
Written February 28, 2020
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Ivonhoe
Tienray, The Netherlands25 contributions
Nice teachers, but they use very old teaching techniques
Jan 2020
The school is situated in the historical centre. They organize a lot of activities in the afternoons. That's a big plus. But I have been in several language schools and this was definitely not one of the best. They use very old teaching techniques. No games, no audio visual materials (sometimes they try, but the wifi is so bad that it doesn't function), just books and copies. I wouldn't recommend this school.
Written February 17, 2020
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Hi Yvonne, We the staff of the Instituto Superior de Español thank you for your opinion about your experience with us which will helps us improve a much better service to all of our new Spanish students!. We are sorry for the inconvenience you had when one of the teachers was using Internet resources. If the Internet works well on mobiles, then it should work the same way on computers. We don't normally have those problems but in any case we immediately work to solve any issue. We'll make sure to prevent that from happening again so that all our teachers can use the resources they like at its fullest. In the opinion of more 99% of our Spanish students we have an excellent school and every single day we are working very hard to offer an amazing experience with us in all of our Spanish programs in Ecuador. Our official books are fully updated and we work every single day to have up to date contents. Yes, a couple of Spanish teachers have been using old materials which according to them work perfect for comprehensive reading, vocabulary, conversation, composition, etc. perfect for Intermediate and Advanced levels of Spanish. Since our teachers are professionals and get great relliable results we trust their work, even though that we are constant updaters so we are glad to work into updating that too. On the other hand no program will work very well when students want to participate in a group with a much higher level than they really have. Although we kindly consent and do our best to keep them happy, the result will be frustrating and we understand your position very well, it was obvious. We are very sorry! We wish you the best!
Written February 21, 2020
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Michal K
4 contributions
Reliable services
Jan 2020
You get everything you ordered. Plus the staff really tries their best to help. Which makes It feel more profesional. Be It organising other trips or the level of spanish you need to learn.
Written January 29, 2020
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Hola Michal, Thank you for sharing your experience about your Spanish program at the Instituto Superior de Español and for your great review about the service you received. We are always happy to offer professional Spanish courses and an excellent atmosphere to all of our Spanish students. We expect very much you will return to our country and will stop by! All the best from everyone here, The team of the Instituto Superior de Español ISE
Written February 4, 2020
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Laura C
2 contributions
Spanish class
Dec 2019 • Solo
Great school,great location and great facilities. I had the pleasure of having private classes with Adriana and she was just lovely. The staff are extremely friendly. Mario was especially helpful as he recommended multiple restaurants and shops.
10/10 would recommend.
Written December 21, 2019
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Hola laurajchoui, We all at Instituto Superior de Español wish to thank you for your very positive comment about your experience with us. We all at our Spanish school work very much to offer an amazing experience to all of our Spanish students and we are really happy to know that you have enjoyed our Spanish Institute and learning Spanish with our courses! We wish you all the best! The team of the Instituto Superior de Español ISE
Written January 23, 2020
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airamyh
112 contributions
excellent school
Nov 2019
Came here to study Spanish for 2 weeks to acclimate to altitude before going on a hiking tour. I had a really great time learning Spanish here because the school was well organized, friendly, and really accommodating. They have many learning options, group clases, private clases, varying number of hours per day. I chose to do 7 hours of private classes a day, 4 hours of grammar in the morning and 3 hours of conversation in the afternoon. It was intense, but I tend to be introverted and honestly I needed to be forced to practice speaking. The set up at this school is they switch teachers every week to encourage students to hear different teacher's Spanish. I liked all my teachers, they had different styles and personalities, but all were kind and helpful. The organization of the school again was superb. They have planned activities for the week clearly posted, work books are provided, notebooks to write in are provided, and thank you Eugenio for the airport pick up. The staff really helps make it easy for students to get the most out of Spanish and the city. They can even help with your travel plans to other parts of Ecuador and help you find good deals. The other students there were diverse from all over the world and different ages.

I stayed with a great host family through the school, Noemi and Luis Alfonso. I opted for a private bedroom and private bathroom, but the school can help you set up a variety of different housing options. I really enjoyed my host family, their good food, comfortable place, and kind hospitality. Also if you're unsure about committing, you can also just sign up for 1 week of a host family and reassess. There's so many accommodation options in Quito that you can easily find, formally and informally.
Written December 6, 2019
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Dear airamyh, We all, the team of the Instituto superior de Español thank you for your very positive review about our service and about your experience while learning Spanish with us. Teaching Spanish to foreigners is our job and our profession and we care about it being very professional while offering an amazing personalized experience to each of our Spanish students is our philosophy. We expect very much you will return to learn more Spanish with us or to keep improving your very good proficiency with us. We wish you al the best! The team of the Instituto Superior de Español ISE
Written January 9, 2020
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