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Simon Bolivar Spanish School

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A wonderful place to learn Spanish

I took One to One lessions for Spanish in Quito and I loved it. My teacher Monica was great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
Excellent school

I took two weeks of classes at Simon Bolivar, 4 hours in the morning and two additional hours of... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Hillary H
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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...more
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Mariscal Foch E9-20 y Andres Xaura, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-254-4558
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took One to One lessions for Spanish in Quito and I loved it. My teacher Monica was great, personally and professionally. I had 4 hours every day from Monday to Friday for two weeks, which was pretty effective and I also learned a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

I took two weeks of classes at Simon Bolivar, 4 hours in the morning and two additional hours of excursions in the afternoon while traveling by myself. I enjoyed the experience thoroughly. The teachers are professional and really good conversationalists, so the time flew by....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Hillary H
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I had not studied Spanish for many years and wanted a refresher before spending the next 3 weeks in Ecuador. I took classes for 6 hours a day for a week and it helped enormously. I not only re-learned things I lost, but learned new...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 133patriciau
Reviewed August 31, 2018

A school is only as good as its teachers. I was fortunate enough to have Janeth, a teacher who has been with the school for many years. I spent 2 weeks, 4 hours a day with her. She was so wonderful and patient. I learned...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jacqueline L
Reviewed August 30, 2018

My kids and I spent a week staying with a family and studying Spanish. Since we were all at different levels, we each had our own private tutor. My son had two years of middle school Spanish, so I asked for him to have practice...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank gerbilmom8
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I've studied lots of times at Simon Bolivar in Quito. The school is very well run. There are lots of activities. The classes are flexible and cater for all levels. My teacher, Irma, is excellent!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 33Zidane
Reviewed July 30, 2018

My husband and I, along with our 9 year old, took a week of individual lessons in the morning and a cultural lesson together in the afternoons where we would visit different parts of the city while learning Spanish. All four of the teachers were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lakshmi S
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

The week long Spanish course was not really a thing. It’s basically two hours unstructured with typical conversation you might have at a hostel or bar when meeting new people. I had asked to focus on one or two items but we never got to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 830derickt
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I took a week of Spanish classes here for a brush-up and spent a total of 6 weeks in Quito. I worked with the school in a number of facets from classes, after-class activities such as salsa dance and cooking, and went on numerous weekend...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank melissalooby
Reviewed June 27, 2018

I have been studying at Simon Bolivar on and off since 2014. I went in with non-existent Spanish and now and am studying to be a Spanish professor and translator. Not only are the teachers wonderful, but the they start as acquaintances and become family....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 12, 2018|
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Response from JaneinOakland | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm so sorry I didn't see your question until today. Forgive me. I did individual classes in Quito and the Amazon. In Cuenca, I had classes with a friend. The Amazon program had something every day, a tour to an Animal... More
November 17, 2016|
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