AMERICAN SPANISH SCHOOL

Quito - Ecuador

ENGLISH VERSION

THE AMERICAN SPANISH SCHOOL PROVIDES SPANISH LESSONS ESTRICTLY WITH ONLY PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED TEACHERS. IT IS ONE OF THE FEW SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED BY THE ECUADORIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION WITH AUTHORIZATION NR. 111-DINEPP. Our school now has a beautiful house, private classrooms /cabins with TV / Video, garden, garage, restaurant / cafeteria.

School: La Rábida y La Pinta, P.O.Box: 17-03-1588, Tel. (593 2) 260 8118, Cel. 099 472863, Quito - Ecuador, E-mail: info@americanspanishschool.com

American Spanish School, Administration Office: Av. Napo and Pinto Guzmán, P.O.Box: 17-03-1588, Quito-Ecuador,
Tel/Fax: (593 2) 260 8118, E-mail: info@americanspanishschool.com



OUR SCHOOL
AMERICAN SPANISH SCHOOL is an aknowledged language school which has been teaching Spanish as a Second Language since 1991. Our curriculum is approved by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, and our experienced native language teachers, all with 4-9 years of experience,  guarantee successful results.

American Spanish School is located in the modern part of Quito, close to the commercial area, one block from the main Av. Amazonas, surrounded by banks with ATM machines, shopping centers, bars, restaurants, cafes, discotheques, peñas, cultural centers, post offices and close to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Migration Office, and other institutions that can be of help to foreigners.


Our courses are taught by experienced, qualified native Latin Spanish teachers with university degrees in Spanish Teaching and special educational training in teaching Spanish as a Second Language. They have from 4 to 9 years experience teaching Spanish as a Second Language and continuous training furthers their excellent qualifications.

Each new week of classes you will have another teacher, so you will experience different background and personalities. However, under request you can continue with the same teacher until you wish.


EFFECTIVE TEACHING METHODS

The basis of our courses is the modern usage of the Spanish Language and we focus on development of understanding of both spoken and written language, as well as the ability to express oneself orally and in writing. Our courses also emphasize pronunciation, style, idioms and grammar.

Individual lessons (one-to-one) are the most intensive form of language learning and ensure the greatest possible success, as you can learn according to your own pace. The lessons are tailored to suit the individual needs of anyone, from those requiring a particularly high standard of language training to those wishing to make maximum progress in minimum time. This kind of lesson can be adapted according to your present level of knowledge and personal learning needs without having to take other students into consideration. The lessons can focus entirely on the subjects, learning targets and topics required by you and they can deal with technical aspects and vocabulary aimed specifically at you and your professional requirements.

Furthermore, our practical one-to-one teaching methods will enable you to use Spanish successfully and appropriately in everyday situations, in your career and in your studies.

Our individual one-to-one courses , designed to meet the requirements of students who want to make maximum progress in the chosen time require 4 to 6 weeks, 4 to 7 hours per day starting at 08h30 or at 13h30. However, you can take less or more. For beginners, the minimum acceptable is two weeks. Individual lessons are provided in separate cabins where there are only two persons, you and your teacher.

To make our courses more effective we make use of video films and teacher-accompanied visits to places of cultural interest and tourist attractions.

GROUP CLASSES

To give the students the opportunity of sharing the class with other students, we provide also small group classes with 2, 3, 4 or 5 students per class. Group classes are provided in small classrooms.


COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES

Lessons in the garden

Included in the program:

Optional activities with extra cost: The Cotopaxi Glaciers and climbing mountains

LEVELS OF STUDY

Our program includes 4 main levels of study Elementaryc, Intermediate, Intemediate-advanced, and Advanced. Please click here for detailed information.

DIDACTIC MATERIAL:

American Spanish School will provide you with the necessary material to learn Spanish including textbooks, workbooks, tapes, etc. according to the needs.

VOLUNTARY WORK

Our students have the opportunity to work as a volunteer and in some cases as a paid employee. You need to take a course with us, so we will put in contact with institutions that need volunteers or may need paid employees in teaching, health, ecology conservation area, specially.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:


ACOMMODATION

During your studies, you can live with one of our selected ecuadorian families who provide a private room, 3 meals daily, laundry and the opportunity to share in the ecuadorian way of life. They are all located 10-30 minutes walking distance from the school. If you prefer you can stay at our hostel in double or triple rooms.


OFFICIAL CERTIFICATES

After completing the course you will receive an Official Certificate of Proficiency issued by the Ministry of Education.


SCHEDULES

Although they are shown below, you can arrange or suggest your own schedule.



 
PRICES FOR THE YEAR 2006 ]

Number 4  HOURS/DAY 5  HOURS/DAY 6  HOURS/DAY 7  HOURS/DAY
OF WEEKS Only lessons Lessons +family Only lessons Lessons +family Only lessons Lessons +family Only lessons Lessons +family
1 US $ 100 US $ 191 US $ 123 US $ 214 US $ 144 US $ 235 US $ 165 US $ 256
2 US $ 196 US $ 377 US $ 240 US $ 421 US $ 282 US $ 463 US $ 322 US $ 502
3 US $ 288 US $ 557 US $ 353 US $ 621 US $ 414 US $ 683 US $ 473 US $ 741
4 US $ 376 US $ 732 US $ 460 US $ 816 US $ 540 US $ 896 US $ 616 US $ 972
5 US $ 460 US $ 901 US $ 563 US $ 1004 US $ 660 US $ 1101 US $ 753 US $ 1194
6 US $ 540 US $ 1065 US $ 660 US $ 1185 US $ 774 US $ 1299 US $ 882 US $ 1407
Registration fee: US $20
Additional to 6 weeks, 7 hours per day of individual lessons: US $4.2
Additional days of family: US $12.4

Please click to reserve a course

We also include some other activities with or without extra charge depending on the amount of weeks and lessons per week you take:

+ The necessary learning material
+ Two weekly visits to places of tourist interest in the company of your teacher
+ One weekly visit to places of tourist interest after class by private transportation.
+Gym (You can use it every day with no extra fee if you take minimum 4 weeks, 6 hours per day)
+ Homestay includes:
    - A private room and bathroom
    - 3 meals daily
    - Laundry
+ Pick service from the airport
+ E-mail service ( 1 hour per week) if you study minimum 4 weeks, 6 hours per day.



HOW TO RESERVE A COURSE

Fill out the enrolment form and e.mail it to mailto:info@americanspanishschool.com?subject=Reservation or fax it to Fax: 00593 2 260 8118. Additionally you can send a US $50 cheque deposit to confirm your reservation to American Spanish School, P.O.Box: 17-03-1588, Quito-Ecuador. Or send the money through Western Union to Anibal Proaño O., Quito-Ecuador. A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receiving the money.