The EIL Language and Culture Center in Quito, Ecuador was established in 1989. Since then it has been implementing Spanish and Culture courses for hundreds individuals and groups of different ages from around the world each year. Our language courses are designed to meet the individual needs and objectives of each student and our personable, expert teachers know how to adapt to different learning styles as not everyone learns a language in the same way.
Our goal is to enable you to acquire the language skills necessary to communicate effectively in Spanish and gain insight into the Ecuadorian realities, many of which are common to other countries of Latin America. The integration of language and culture in our classes enhances the language learning experience because learning becomes interactive and meaningful.
We are located in the modern EIL Building in Ecuador’s capital city, Quito, in a centrally located yet quiet residential area within walking distance of transportation, shopping centers, and restaurants. With us you will feel right at home as we pride ourselves on providing encouraging and personalized attention to each student. Our classrooms are comfortable, pleasant and cheerful. The mid-morning coffee break takes place in our ample cafeteria and socializing area both adjacent to a large terrace which offers spectacularly sweeping views of Quito and the snowcapped Andean volcanoes overlooking the city, so don’t forget to bring your camera!
Why study with EIL Ecuador’s Language Center?
- We offer a pleasant, friendly, and democratic atmosphere of mutual respect in our relationships with our students
- We integrate language and culture in our classes to make learning and living in Ecuador interactive and meaningful
- personable, dedicated and professional teaching staff specialized in teaching Spanish as a foreign language to students of many nationalities and different learning styles
- Our courses are accredited by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education
- Our classrooms, conference rooms, ample library, cafeteria, and social spaces, offer a professional and familiar learning atmosphere
- We are centrally located in a quiet section of Quito
- Very high rate of student satisfaction
Because it is one of the most diverse countries in South America and offers not only a unique blend of cultures but also one of the continent’s most varied and interesting landscapes and ecosystems.
Ecuador is really four countries in one, because of its geographical areas: The coastal lowlands slope gently up from the Pacific Ocean to the Andes Mountain range; the Sierra runs through the center of Ecuador, splitting the country in two with the impressive splendor of the Andes Mountains; the Oriente is a great jungle expanse and is part of the upper Amazon basin; the Galapagos Archipelago, one of the most wildly beautiful and outrageous places on earth.
A peaceful, democratic nation of 12.5 million people, Ecuador is the ideal country to experience Latin American culture and adventure.
Ecuadorians are known throughout South America for their clear pronunciation and use of Spanish diction, making Ecuador an excellent choice for studying the language.
Ecuador is a country of many cultures: the indigenous cultures of the Andes and the Amazon, the mestizo culture of Andean cities and towns, the cultures of port cities, fishing and farming villages along Ecuador's Pacific coast.
We have a holisitic approach to the teaching of Spanish which we apply within a pleasant, friendly, and democratic atmosphere of mutual respect in our relationships with our students. We integrate language and culture in your classes to make learning and living in Ecuador interactive and meaningful.
Individual One-to-One Spanish and Cultural Courses
Available all year round and can be arranged for any length to time. Minimum age: 18+, no maximum.
Individual Quichua Language and Culture Courses
Available all year round, taught by native Quichua teachers. Quichua (or Quechua) is the indigenous language of the Andean highlands in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru and provide a unique opportunity to become familiar with the cosmo vision of the Andean world. While variations of Quichua are spoken throughout the Andean highlands and in the Amazon region, Quicha speaking peoples are able to communicate with no difficulty.
Spanish Language and Culture Courses for Groups
The EIL Language and Culture Center implements special Spanish programs for college, high school, institutional groups, and for any group of persons of any age who want or need to study Spanish. Programs can be for any length of time and can be complemented by educational travel, lectures, ecotourism, homestays, or other activities desired by the group.
Course can be combined with an individual homestay with 3 meals daily and private room with one of our welcoming host families, an excellent complement to your Spanish course. But if preferred, hotel or hostel accommodations can be arranged.