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Spanish school in Quito: Don Quijote

From 228.- EUR
240.- USD
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Key points

  • Quality school in a fascinating country
  • Warm and friendly welcome
  • Mini-group courses
  • Test center for DELE and SIELE exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Exams
DELE (DELE Course)
School size
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Accommodations
Host family, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
33 authentic opinions

Our partner school is ideally situated in modern Quito and has an environment that is particularly suited to learning, with 12 comfortable and bright classrooms. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the city from the school’s terraces. There is a kitchen where you can make yourself a coffee, and a garden for relaxing and chatting with your new friends during breaks or after classes. The school also has a WiFi zone which students can use.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Diploma or Certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 230.- EUR
(240.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
240 USD
409 USD
419 USD
2
415 USD
753 USD
773 USD
3
590 USD
1097 USD
1127 USD
4
765 USD
1441 USD
1481 USD
6
995 USD
2009 USD
2069 USD
8
1305 USD
2657 USD
2737 USD
12
1805 USD
3833 USD
3953 USD
16
2385 USD
5089 USD
5249 USD
24
3545 USD
7601 USD
7841 USD
Extra week (24+)
145 USD
314 USD
324 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 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Intensive course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 326.- EUR
(340.- USD)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 of culture and conversation)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Culture and conversation: 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + Culture and conversation 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
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
340 USD
509 USD
519 USD
2
615 USD
953 USD
973 USD
3
890 USD
1397 USD
1427 USD
4
1165 USD
1841 USD
1881 USD
6
1535 USD
2549 USD
2609 USD
8
2025 USD
3377 USD
3457 USD
12
2765 USD
4793 USD
4913 USD
16
3665 USD
6369 USD
6529 USD
24
5465 USD
9521 USD
9761 USD
Extra week (24+)
225 USD
394 USD
404 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 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Super intensive course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 394.- EUR
(410.- USD)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 of culture and conversation + 5 Semi-private classes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Culture and conversation: 16, Semi-private classes: 4
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-15:00 + Culture and conversation 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
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
410 USD
579 USD
589 USD
2
755 USD
1093 USD
1113 USD
3
1100 USD
1607 USD
1637 USD
4
1445 USD
2121 USD
2161 USD
6
1925 USD
2939 USD
2999 USD
8
2545 USD
3897 USD
3977 USD
12
3485 USD
5513 USD
5633 USD
16
4625 USD
7329 USD
7489 USD
24
6905 USD
10961 USD
11201 USD
Extra week (24+)
285 USD
454 USD
464 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 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 389.- EUR
(405.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon during summer)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
405 USD
574 USD
584 USD
2
745 USD
1083 USD
1103 USD
3
1085 USD
1592 USD
1622 USD
4
1425 USD
2101 USD
2141 USD
6
2105 USD
3119 USD
3179 USD
8
2785 USD
4137 USD
4217 USD
12
4145 USD
6173 USD
6293 USD
Extra week (12+)
340 USD
509 USD
519 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 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

DELE Course

Beginner to Proficiency, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1018.- EUR
(1060.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1060 USD
1736 USD
1776 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
14.01 / 11.03 / 29.04 / 17.06 / 19.08 / 09.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Spanish + Dance

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 322.- EUR
(335.- USD)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 of dance)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + dance (5x lessons/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
335 USD
504 USD
514 USD
2
605 USD
943 USD
963 USD
3
875 USD
1382 USD
1412 USD
4
1145 USD
1821 USD
1861 USD
6
1565 USD
2579 USD
2639 USD
8
2065 USD
3417 USD
3497 USD
12
2945 USD
4973 USD
5093 USD
16
3905 USD
6609 USD
6769 USD
24
5825 USD
9881 USD
10121 USD
Extra week (24+)
240 USD
409 USD
419 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 / 01.05 / 24.05 / 09.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019

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

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) (Max. 4 lessons/week) 21 USD
One-to-one course (5 lessons/week) (per week) 100 USD
One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 195 USD
Exam fees to be paid online (DELE)
At least 10 weeks before the exam date: www.donquijote.org/DELE
Extra night with host family 29 USD
Extra night in a shared apartment 30 USD
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 100 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Quito) 59 USD

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, full board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals

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
Overall rating

88% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

33 students gave their opinion about this school

28 years old - France
/ 5
La douche qui possède un système électrique ne permettant pas d'avoir un débit d'eau important
2 weeks, June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Une structure à taille humaine, avec une équipe au contact et proche des étudiants. Bonne humeur et apprentissage positif, 2 semaines que je suis content d'avoir vécu ! »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, May – June 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, December 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
31 years old - Germany
/ 5
Quito ist eine spannende Stadt mit sehr freundlichen und offenen Menschen.Die Lehrer an der Schule Don Quijote waren überaus herzlich und motiviert. Die ganze Zeit über hat man sich gefühlt wie in einer kleinen Familie. Sehr angenehm und motivierend jeden Tag aufs neue die grauen Zellen zu bemühen.Natürlich ist der allgemeine Lebensstandard in Ecuador nicht so hoch wie in Mitteleuropa. Im Vergleich zu anderen Ländern/Städten dieses Kontinentes befindet sich die Stadt jedoch im oberen Bereich Die Infrastruktur wie auch technische Möglichkeiten sind etwas einfacher, jedoch wird dies durch das Personal mehr als kompensiert. Alle waren sehr motiviert und überaus herzlich, somit hatte ich auch nie das Gefühl etwas zu vermissen. September und Oktober befinden sich offensichtlich in der Nebensaison, daher waren die Gruppen äußerst klein. Der Unterricht in der kleinen „Gruppe“ dafür war umso intensiver und effektiver Sehr freundliche und rücksichtsvolle Familie. Ausreichend großes Zimmer mit Schreibtisch und separatem Bad.Die Gastfamilie war sehr hilfreich und hatte bei Nachfragen auch immer Rat. Es wurde alles regelmäßig sauber gemacht, auch Wäsche wurde für mich gewaschen.Das Essen war authentisch und reichhaltig. Es gab jeden Tag frische Säfte. Leider sind die Mahlzeiten etwas reislastig, was für das Land aber durchaus normal ist Ausflüge nach dem Unterricht wurden von Lehrer begleitet, dir auch gerne auf individuelle Wünsche eingegangen sind und immer sehr gut informiert waren.Die Wochenendausflüge werden von einem Tourunternehmen durchgeführt, welches wie die meisten in Quito sehr gut organisiert ist. Somit war alles äußerst zufriedenstellend
2 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, die Lehrer haben mir vieles Neues näherbringen und mit auf den Weg geben können, trotz der relativ kurzen Zeit an der Schule (zwei Wochen) »
School highlights
« Super angenehmes soziales Klima. Tolle Stimmung und hoch motivierte Lehrer »
Top tips
« Individuell unterschiedlich, jedoch werden einem spätestens vor Ort viele Möglichkeiten klar und es wird sicher nicht langweilig »
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die location war gut gelegen, die Lehrer sehr freundlich und ich habe viel gelernt
3 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
L'Ecuador è un paese stupendo e Quito una città fantastica, da dove si possono intraprendere parecchi viaggi nelle vicinanze o anche più lontano. Lo consiglierei a tutti! La scuola è piccola, ma questo porta il vantaggio che le lezioni sono (semi)-private, il che è ottimo per l'apprendimento. Inoltre il direttore e gli insegnanti sono simpaticissimi. L'atmosfera nella scuola è quindi ottima. La famiglia era molto disponibile, però avevo contatto solo durante i pasti. Mi sarebbe piaciuto, soprattutto durante la prima settimana, che magari si fossero interessati di più a farmi conoscere la città. Altrimenti sono stata molto bene. C'erano sempre attività nel pomeriggio, per chi era interessato. Inoltre nel weekend venivano proposte un paio di escursioni. Altrimenti il direttore era sempre molto disponibile a dare informazioni.
4 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Decisamente. Il contatto con i professori e la gente del luogo mi hanno fatto migliorare moltissimo. »
School highlights
« In classe eravamo sempre massimo due allievi, il che ha aiutato tantissimo per l'apprendimento. »
Top tips
« Nelle vicinanze di Quito, andare assoultamente a: Cotopaxi, Mindo, Mitad del Mundo, Centro Historico, Laguna Quilotoa. Se si ha tempo di restare di più, viaggi all'Oriente, alle Galapagos, alla Costa, e molte altre opzioni sono sicuramente destinazioni stupende. »
37 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, July 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, October 2016 – February 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui j'ai fait des progrès en espagnol, avant de voyager je ne parlais pas du tout l'espagnol. Maintenant je peux avoir une discussion et je comprend le 90% ! J'ai aussi pris de l'assurance et de l'autonomie car vivre dans un appartement seule fait apprendre beaucoup de choses. »
School highlights
« La rencontre avec d'autres cultures, locales mais aussi des pays des étudiants à l'école! J'ai bien aimé le fait que l'école soit petite, cela fait une ambiance familiale et tout le monde parle avec tout le monde. »
Top tips
« Cotopaxi est une excursion vraiment magique ! Ainsi que les Galapagos si la personne le peut. »
40 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, April 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sehr sehr gute Schule!! Sehr freundliche und kompetente Lehrer! Man möchte am liebsten sein ganzes Leben dort zur Schule gehen!! Diese Schule ist in jeder Hinsicht weiter zu empfehlen!! Würde immer wieder hingehen! Das Lehrpersonal ist grandios!
9 weeks, October – December 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, definitiv! Habe sehr viel spanisch gelernt! »
School highlights
« Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft des Personals.Durch ecuadorianische Lehrer etwas über deren Kultur gelernt. »

Testimonials

Ralf Leonards
Ralf Leonards
Don Quijote, Quito
Duration: 12 weeks

Ecuador is a fascinating country and probably the most multifaceted country in Latin America. It has virtually everything and spreads from the Amazon rainforest over the Andes to the Pacific coast. The school is well located, the teachers are professional and friendly and the classes are taught in small groups, which is a great opportunity to make significant progress from the first weeks onwards. I met amazing people, whether students from all over the world or Ecuadorians whose culture and mentality I like. My trip to Ecuador was a unique experience and I recommend it to everyone.

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Julia Seidel
Julia Seidel
Don Quijote, Quito
Duration: 4 weeks

I am very pleased with the organisation and the advice of ESL, the Quito school was very well organised and the teachers were motivated. My host family was kind and helpful.

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Host family
Living with a host family during your stay in Quito is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the Ecuadorian culture whilst having the chance to practise your Spanish daily outside of class in informal and authentic contexts. Our partner school carefully selects local host families and they generally live max. 15 minutes away from the school. You will stay in a single room and have the choice between having half board or full board provided.

Shared apartment
Our partner school also proposes accommodation in a shared apartment, around 15 minutes' walking distance away from the language school building. Staying in a single room, you will share the common facilities with your flatmates, including a large equipped kitchen, a large living room, a terrace and 2 bathrooms. This option represents a very good opportunity to meet international students and to share the experience of a language study stay in Ecuador with them.
Please note: The doors to the rooms in the apartment cannot be locked (only the main entrance to the apartment can be locked).

The school offers a wide choice of social and cultural activities. A visit to Quito will give you the opportunity to discover the Ecuadorian culture, through the sensuality and rhythm of the dances, the rich cuisine or the debates and conferences on the Latin-American world. You can also go to Otavalo on the Pan-American, which is famous for its market; ride horses in Baños, in the Valley of the Andes; or even take yourself to the middle of the world, with the equator only 22 km north of Quito! Not to mention the well-conserved remains of pre-Columbian civilisations, the national park of Cotopaxi or the thermal spas of Papallacta.

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