Our Language School


Atahualpa, the language school for Spanish, is located in the centre of Quito, very close to the shopping area Rio Amazonas. It lies 2840 m above sea level.
UThe school is surrounded with markets, banks, travel agencies, internet cafés and many shops.schule At night the quarter attracts many Ecuadorians who like to go out in its numerous pubs and restaurants.

Because of its central location our school can be reached quickly and easily by bus. It lies within walking distance from most of our host families.

But you can also take your Spanish lessons in the house of your host family or in your flat, even on Saturdays and Sundays without extra charge.

We give you the chance to learn Spanish efficiently in a familiar surrounding at an affordable price. Get in touch with Spanish-speaking people and feel good - this is our devise.

Only by teaching you individually we are able to meet your personal requirements and wishes. Pace and targets of your language course can be coordinated directly with your teacher. We do not make tests to classify our students. You determine the level of your course and at what pace you progress.

Upon request Atahualpa also offers classes in small groups of up to 3 students. These groups have to be formed in the school.

You decide how many lessons you wish to take per day or week. This depends on your goal and time. As a rule we teach 20 hours per week, 4 hours per day, Monday till Friday from 8.30 am until 1.00 pm with a break of half an hour. But any individual number of hours can also be arranged, even on Saturdays and Sundays without extra charge.

We also offer Spanish courses specialized in economics, technology and medicine at the same price.

Our courses generally begin on Mondays though you can start your course at any time. Our teachers change on a weekly basis. We teach Spanish in 11 chapters. One easily deals with one chapter per week. Thus, with a course of 20 hours per week, you can go through the entire Spanish grammar.

Qualifications and diplomas

All our courses prepare you for the graduation of the “Diploma de Español como Lengua de Extranjeros (D.E.L.E.)” at a Spanish university. This is an internationally recognized qualification in Spanish for foreigners comparable to the Cambridge Certificate. So our Spanish courses are oriented by university standards. Upon request students receive a certificate over the number of lessons taken and the contents treated. Courses that comprise more than 80 lessons will be officially certified by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education and sent to the student´s home residence at the end of the following quarter of the year.

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