Once in our Spanish School, the student will fill out some forms containing personal information, and take a placement test if the student has any prior knowledge of Spanish; this test determines the level in which the student needs to start the Spanish lessons. As soon as the student is placed in his or her level, the Academic Director will introduce the instructor to the student.
After a brief introduction and immersion in the language, classes will begin. The materials we use are exclusive to this Center, and our instructors are trained to properly work with them. If the student so desires, a different instructor may be chosen each week.
In order to make teaching more effective, our method is supplemented by exercises, discussions, games, cultural excursions, videos, and audio, as stated before.
After each lesson, the student completes an oral and written quiz to assure the knowledge is properly acquired. The time set for each lesson, and for each level depends entirely on each student.
We also provide extra activities for the students, which are organized in a schedule so that all the students are able to enjoy their spare time after every daily lesson. The purpose is to offer further knowledge of different sites and of Ecuadorian culture, as well as for inter cultural experiences. They are optional and provided at no additional cost. These activities are:
Ecuadorian cooking classes: Thursday 11:00 – 12:30
City tours to museums, art galleries, etc: Tuesday 10:50 – 12:30.
Conversation club: Wednesday 11:00 – 12:30.
Dance lessons featuring salsa and other Latin rhythms: Wednesday/Thursday 16:30–
Games: Wednesday 11:00 – 12:00.
Video: Friday 14:30 – 16:30.
Everything is organized by the School and students pay only for food for the cooking class.
The daily schedule for the students in the Center is:
Lessons: 08:30 to 10:30
Break: 10:30 to 10:50
Lessons: 10:50 to 12:30
Lunch: 12:30 to 13:30
Lessons: 13:30 to 15:00
Break: 15:00 to 15:15
Lessons: 15:15 to 16:30