"My sisters and I spent 4 weeks at the Academia de Espanol Surpacifico, in Ecuador. It was a lovely experience! The teachers were wonderful: well-prepared, organized, and patient. The school provided good host families for all of the students and had many fun activities. The director, Manuel, is kind and caring and takes a real interest in providing for all the students."
- Marin Tollefson
I have been living in Manta for more than four months and have seen various schools. Therefore I can assure you that this one is definitely the best one in Manta! People are more than friendly, very well organized and all of the teachers have experience in teaching languages - which is definitely not the case in any other school I have seen. Furthermore school organizes weekendtrips and parties in order to bring their students a bit closer to real ecuadorian live. Besides all that, Manta is really a cool place to be! So don't hesitate and get to know beautiful Ecuador!
"I spent two weeks at surpacifico and i would highly recomment it. Our teaching was very good and at a good pace! Everyone here is really friendly and will help you with anything and there are lots of extra activities organised so you can get the most out of your stay ? I really enjoyed the salsa! The apartment has everything you need and manta provides everything else to keep you busy! Thank you to everyone at surpacifico."
"Hallo, I am Christine from Munich, Germany! I have visited the Academia Surpacifico in Manta, Ecuador, to learn Spanish. This trip was fantastic! I met a lot of super friendly people, the teachers are excellent and Ecuador is a fascinating and beautiful country...."
The capital city high in the Andes Quito is hemmed in by spectacular mountain scenery. It is the oldest capital of all the South American countries and therefore very euphoric about its very special Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage. It is full with museums, amazing churches filled with colonial art and other sights.
The complete opposite is the New Town of Quito with its famous center of the traveler scene La Mariscal. There you can find numerous bars, ethnic and international restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.
Quito caters for every taste.
Study Programs / Spanish Immersion Program
Group Lessons (2-6 students)
This is the most common and fun way to learn Spanish. First day of class you will do a placement test, depending on your results we will find the best matching group for you.
Lessons go from every Monday to Friday and you will complete 4 academic hours each day (in total 20 hours per week). Our group lessons develop all language skills making a special reinforcement in every-day communication areas.
The minimal duration of this course is one week. If we do not reach the minimum number of students required per class in the ability group, group lessons shall be replaced by 16 hours of private lessons (one-on-one).
Private Lessons (one-on-one)
Taking one-on-one lessons is another great way to learn Spanish and develop your communication skills. With this program you have the chance to take minimum 20 and maximum 35 hours per week, depending on your needs and how fast you want to improve. The classes go from Monday to Friday and you can complete 4, 5, 6 or even 7 academic hours each day (50 minutes each class).
As well as the group lessons, the private lessons develop all language skills with making a special reinforcement in every-day communication areas. Since private lessons are more flexible, you can reschedule your classes always noticing the school with at least 48 hours in advance.
Medical Spanish Program
Our school is the first school in Ecuador and the only one in Quito, which creates and develops a Medical Spanish Program. This amazing program combines Spanish Lessons with medical rotations. With more than 10 years of experience teaching medical students and medical professionals, we promise you an exceptional time at the school and with your medical rotations.
We work with the best clinics located in Quito city. These clinics attend different types of patients; this creates a perfect opportunity to learn about the Ecuadorian Health System. Some clinics have all specialties and others are mainly dedicated to one specific specialty, for example Gynecology, Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Family Medicine. Whatever your choice is, you'll have a great experience and both, your general and your medical Spanish will have a fantastic improvement.
This great program is set in 4, 3 and 2 weeks, but we always encourage our students to stay longer and enjoy extra weeks of lessons and rotations.
Spanish and Culture Program
The most effective method for learning a foreign language is a total cultural immersion! The city of Quito, famous to be multifaceted with its indigenous, colonial and modern influences, is the perfect location to improve your skills and raise awareness of the fascinating Ecuadorian culture.
Our Spanish and Culture Program combinesSpanish lessons (either group or private lessons, however you prefer) in addition of numerous trips to the most important spots in the city. All the activities, accompanied by a Spanish teacher, give you the opportunity to practice your Spanish in everyday situations.
Spanish and Volunteer
Another great opportunity is our volunteering program. With this program we offer to do social and environmental work in one of the very committed volunteering organizations. You can choose between the work with kids, indigents, single mothers or elderly people, but also in an animal rescue center, hospital, reforestation or construction of public works. You are doing a great action and in addition you are improving your Spanish with the daily use.
Our Spanish and Volunteering Program combines group Spanish lessons (20 hours every week) with volunteering work. If your Spanish is low or very basic, then we strongly recommend taking Spanish lessons first (at least for three weeks) and do volunteering work at the end of your program. However, is your Spanish intermediate or high, you can definitely think about taking classes half-day and do volunteering work in your free time.
D.E.L.E.-Preparation Spanish Program
This preparation program is a specialized course to make the students confident and qualified for the internationally recognized D.E.L.E. exam of Spanish proficiency.
The D.E.L.E. Exam (Diploma de Españolcomo Lengua Extranjera (Spanish as a Foreign Language certificate)) is prepared and evaluated of the auspices of the University of Salamanca and the Instituto Cervantes of the Spanish Government. It is universally recognized as the exam of Spanish proficiency and is a standard requirement for anyone wishing to study in Spanish-speaking universities or to work in Spanish-speaking organizations.
You can take the exam in Quito, or in any of hundreds of exam centers around the world. The exam is getting offered twice a year for Basic, Intermediate and Superior levels.
Our school has sample material designed to prepare you perfectly for the D.E.L.E. exam in all the levels. We provide you with official D.E.L.E. workbooks, exercises, audio and video files as well as practice exams. With the experienced help of our teachers your work will be individually evaluated and discussed to make sure you are fully prepared for the exam.
In order to assure you the best preparation, we have organized our Spanish classes in private sessions. You can study 4, 5, 6 and even 7 hours daily. Classes combine all language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading, comprehension and grammar.