Spanish school in Montañita: Montañita Spanish School

From 181.- EUR
190.- USD
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Key points

  • Idyllic setting on the Ecuadorian coast
  • School located a stone’s throw from the beach
  • Surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, or yoga lessons to combine with your Spanish course.
  • Excursions to the Galapagos Islands at very attractive prices

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodations
Bungalow, Host family

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
United States, Switzerland, Canada, etc..
ratings
28 authentic opinions

Our partner language school is a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, right next to the sunny beaches of Montañita! In this beautiful setting, you will benefit from high quality Spanish courses in a stimulating international environment, with other students from the whole world. And to make learning Spanish a pleasurable experience, qualified and dedicated teachers will propose lively and interactive methods, which combine grammar and conversation. Along with the Spanish lessons, you can also choose from thematic options offered by the school, including dancing or surfing… You are spoilt with choice! So take advantage of this unique opportunity to practise your favourite activity while improving your Spanish language skills!

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 179.- EUR
(190.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:00-10:00 + 13:00-15:00 or 10:00-12:00 + 15:00-17:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Bungalow, single room, no meals
1
190 USD
375 USD
360 USD
2
360 USD
730 USD
700 USD
3
530 USD
1085 USD
1040 USD
4
700 USD
1440 USD
1380 USD
6
1040 USD
2150 USD
2060 USD
8
1380 USD
2860 USD
2740 USD
12
2060 USD
4280 USD
4100 USD
16
2740 USD
5700 USD
5460 USD
24
4100 USD
8540 USD
8180 USD
Extra week (24+)
170 USD
355 USD
340 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 03.05 / 24.05 / 09.08 / 11.10 / 01.11 / 04.11 / 25.12 / 30.12 / 31.12.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 291.- EUR
(310.- USD)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:00-12:00 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Bungalow, single room, no meals
1
310 USD
495 USD
480 USD
2
600 USD
970 USD
940 USD
3
890 USD
1445 USD
1400 USD
4
1180 USD
1920 USD
1860 USD
6
1760 USD
2870 USD
2780 USD
8
2340 USD
3820 USD
3700 USD
12
3500 USD
5720 USD
5540 USD
16
4660 USD
7620 USD
7380 USD
24
6980 USD
11420 USD
11060 USD
Extra week (24+)
290 USD
475 USD
460 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 03.05 / 24.05 / 09.08 / 11.10 / 01.11 / 04.11 / 25.12 / 30.12 / 31.12.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 244.- EUR
(260.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Bungalow, single room, no meals
1
260 USD
445 USD
430 USD
2
500 USD
870 USD
840 USD
3
740 USD
1295 USD
1250 USD
4
980 USD
1720 USD
1660 USD
6
1460 USD
2570 USD
2480 USD
8
1940 USD
3420 USD
3300 USD
12
2900 USD
5120 USD
4940 USD
16
3860 USD
6820 USD
6580 USD
24
5780 USD
10220 USD
9860 USD
Extra week (24+)
240 USD
425 USD
410 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 03.05 / 24.05 / 09.08 / 11.10 / 01.11 / 04.11 / 25.12 / 30.12 / 31.12.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Spanish + Surf

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 254.- EUR
(270.- USD)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 surf)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:00-10:00 + 13:00-15:00 or 10:00-12:00 + 15:00-17:00 + 08:00-10:00 or 17:00-19:00 (Surfing)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Bungalow, single room, no meals
1
270 USD
455 USD
440 USD
2
520 USD
890 USD
860 USD
3
770 USD
1325 USD
1280 USD
4
1020 USD
1760 USD
1700 USD
6
1520 USD
2630 USD
2540 USD
8
2020 USD
3500 USD
3380 USD
12
3020 USD
5240 USD
5060 USD
16
4020 USD
6980 USD
6740 USD
24
6020 USD
10460 USD
10100 USD
Extra week (24+)
250 USD
435 USD
420 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 03.05 / 24.05 / 09.08 / 11.10 / 01.11 / 04.11 / 25.12 / 30.12 / 31.12.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

Course materials deposit (to be paid on site) 26 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Bungalow, 23.12.2018-31.03.2019 + 22.12.2019-05.04.2020) 35 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Bungalow + private kitchen, 23.12.2018-31.03.2019 + 22.12.2019-05.04.2020) 20 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Guayaquil) 100 USD

Other accommodation options

Bungalow, single room, no meals (private kitchen)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.5/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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28 students gave their opinion about this school

26 years old - Austria
/ 5
Montanita ist eine Partystadt schlecht hin und sehr touristisch und laut. Das muss man halt mögen. Die Sprachschule ist spitzenmäßig mit tollen, lustigen und spitzen Lehrern. Auch das Surfen in dieser Gegend machte riesen Spaß. Um jedoch einen näheren, "echteren" Blick vom Land zu bekommen, muss man meiner Meinung auch fernab von der Partystadt reisen. Der Aufenthalt in der Gastfamilie war auch sehr toll und eine unvergessliche Erfahrung. Die Schule ist wirklich eine der besten Spanischschulen der Welt. Sie zeichnet sich durch ihre tolle Lage am Meer, spitzen Lehrer und Offen- und Lockerheit aus. Zudem bieten sie tolle Zusatzangebote und begegnen dir immer sehr hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend. Der Unterricht erfolgte in Kleingruppen und war sehr abwechslungsreich, spannend und redelastig. Toll zum Spanisch lernen und üben. Die Schule bietet tolle Sachen um schnell Kontakte knüpfen zu können zB Willkommensessen, Yoga, Salsa, BBQ Night uvw.Auch Lehrer und Freiwilligenarbeiter der Schule sind bei diesen Events öfters dabei. Leider werden aber jedoch nur wenige Ausflüge angeboten, um die Umgebung näher kennen zu lernen bzw. andere Städte usw. Ich würde gerne in Kontakt bleiben, für evtl. weitere Reisen.
3 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe auf jeden Fall mein Spanisch um Vieles verbessert und zudem bin ich viel weltoffener und rücksichtsvoller bzw. "lebensbewusster" geworden. »
School highlights
« Die Schule glänzt vor allem durch seine Offenheit und Lockerheit. Alle Lehrer und Angestellten sind überaus freundlich und lustig. Man freut sich auf den Unterricht, weil damit viel Spaß und auch Interesse zum Kennenlernen verbunden ist. »
Top tips
« Während den Aufenthalt sollte man nie vergessen, die Zeit in vollem Ausmaß zu nutzen. Das heißt herumreisen, essen, tanzen, Party machen, Strandspaziergang uvw. Nur so kann man das Land und das Programm am besten auskosten und viele neue lehrreiche Erlebnisse sammeln. Man braucht keine Angst vor der Sprache haben, nur durch Probieren lernt man am Besten. »
65 years old - Germany
/ 5
Genial! Extreme Vielfalt
4 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« A1-B1 plus viel Abenteuer hat voll meine Erwartungen erfüllt »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Anfangs konnte ich gar kein Spanisch und nun kann ich etwas spanisch sprechen und versehen. Hat mir geholfen in einer Familie zu wohnen da sie nur spanisch sprechen und ich das gelernte gleich anwenden konnte. »
School highlights
« Die kleinen gruppen in der Schule war positiv und eine gute stimmung. »
Top tips
« Surfen im Sonnenuntergang »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, vorallem im sprechen. Ich habe viel profitiert. »
School highlights
« Freundliche und Aufgestellte Lehrpersonen. Gute Infrastruktur und gute Organisation. Surfen war toll! »
46 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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22 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die sprachschule in Montañita war super und der Ort super sicher. Ich habe wirklich viel gelernt, obwohl der Unterricht locker gestaltet war und Spaß gemacht hat!
3 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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« Ich kann mich viel besser in spanisch verständigen und habe sehr viel Grammatik gelernt. »
School highlights
« Mix aus Grammatikstunden und Sprechstunden am Tag. Spielerisches lernen der Grammatik. »
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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32 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, October – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Montañita war fantastisch!Jedoch kann ich die Beschreibung als idyllisches und authentisches Fischerdorf nicht unterstützen. Es ist ein sehr lauter Partyort, nicht für jeden geeignet Habe sehr viel gelernt. Hatte jedoch viele Schweizer! Die Lehrer waren super! Sehr liebevolle Familie! Ausflüge am Wochenende waren meistens Surftrips- für einen Nicht-Surfer nicht geeignet
4 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, der Unterricht war gut strukturiert. In der Gastfamilie habe ich vieles umsetzen können »
Top tips
« Ausflug zur isla de la plata und Strand Los Frailes! »

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Bungalow
In your thatched-roofed cabaña, entirely made with sustainable materials, you will live like a real Ecuadorian! Located in a quiet area, outside the city, these spacious bungalows will offer you comfort and well-being only 5 minutes from the school, the town centre and the beach. Well-ventilated and equipped with a private bathroom, a comfortable bed and a hammock, cabañas can host one or two students travelling together. You will meet the inhabitants of the other bungalows in the large common area with kitchen to prepare meals and refreshing drinks. Then, just lie down by the pool to take the sun! A pure moment of relaxation...

The school also has a few bungalows with private kitchenettes, which are particularly suitable for people travelling as a couple.

Host family
Staying with a host family is undoubtedly the best way of immersing yourself totally into Ecuadorian culture! You will have direct contact with this welcoming population and experience the Ecuadorian tranquil lifestyle while practising Spanish in a friendly atmosphere. The school selects its host families with care in order to offer you an unforgettable experience in a family involved in the community of Montañita. You will receive half board accommodation and stay in a single room.
Please note that most of the host families live in the little village of Montañitaand often come from a modest background. As a consequence, the level of comfort is inferior to western standards and the facilities are often basic. But there is no doubt that the generosity of the inhabitants of this sunny town will make these worldly considerations secondary!

On the heavenly beaches of Montañita, watersports are a must! If you are a beginner, it is an opportunity to have a go at surfing or scuba diving. You should also take advantage of your language trip to Ecuador to explore the famous Galapagos Islands! The school organises many cruises to go there at a very attractive price. In 3, 4 or 8 days, you will visit the archipelago and discover the treasures of its fauna and flora with volcanoes in the background. The view is simply spectacular! A few kilometres away from Montañita, the craggy rocks of the beautiful Isla Del Plata, generally called “the poor man’s Galapagos”, also offer an exceptional natural diversity. And if you are interested in history, you can also visit the little town of Agua Blanca to admire Pre-Colombian vestiges. Be ready for an amazing adventure in a country stretching out between volcanic islands and the Pacific Ocean...

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