Spanish school in Montañita: Montañita Spanish School

From 190.- USD
approx 151.- GBP
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Key points

  • Idyllic setting on the Ecuadorian coast
  • School located a stone’s throw from the beach
  • Surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, or yoga lessons to combine with your Spanish course.
  • Excursions to the Galapagos Islands at very attractive prices

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodation
Bungalow, Host family

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
United States, Switzerland, Canada, etc..
ratings
20 authentic opinions

Our partner language school is a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, right next to the sunny beaches of Montañita! In this beautiful setting, you will benefit from high quality Spanish courses in a stimulating international environment, with other students from the whole world. And to make learning Spanish a pleasurable experience, qualified and dedicated teachers will propose lively and interactive methods, which combine grammar and conversation. Along with the Spanish lessons, you can also choose from thematic options offered by the school, including dancing or surfing… You are spoilt with choice! So take advantage of this unique opportunity to practise your favourite activity while improving your Spanish language skills!

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 190.-
(about GBP 149.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:00-10:00 + 13:00-15:00 or 10:00-12:00 + 15:00-17:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Bungalow, single room, no meals
1
190
375
360
2
360
730
700
3
530
1085
1040
4
700
1440
1380
6
1040
2150
2060
8
1380
2860
2740
12
2060
4280
4100
16
2740
5700
5460
24
4100
8540
8180
Extra week (24+)
170
355
340
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 03.05 / 24.05 / 09.08 / 11.10 / 01.11 / 04.11 / 25.12 / 30.12 / 31.12.2019
Arrival day:  Sunday prior to course start
Departure:  Sunday following course end

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 310.-
(about GBP 243.-)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:00-12:00 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Bungalow, single room, no meals
1
310
495
480
2
600
970
940
3
890
1445
1400
4
1180
1920
1860
6
1760
2870
2780
8
2340
3820
3700
12
3500
5720
5540
16
4660
7620
7380
24
6980
11420
11060
Extra week (24+)
290
475
460
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 03.05 / 24.05 / 09.08 / 11.10 / 01.11 / 04.11 / 25.12 / 30.12 / 31.12.2019
Arrival day:  Sunday prior to course start
Departure:  Sunday following course end

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 260.-
(about GBP 204.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Bungalow, single room, no meals
1
260
445
430
2
500
870
840
3
740
1295
1250
4
980
1720
1660
6
1460
2570
2480
8
1940
3420
3300
12
2900
5120
4940
16
3860
6820
6580
24
5780
10220
9860
Extra week (24+)
240
425
410
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 03.05 / 24.05 / 09.08 / 11.10 / 01.11 / 04.11 / 25.12 / 30.12 / 31.12.2019
Arrival day:  Sunday prior to course start
Departure:  Sunday following course end

Spanish + Surf

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 270.-
(about GBP 212.-)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 surf)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:00-10:00 + 13:00-15:00 or 10:00-12:00 + 15:00-17:00 + 08:00-10:00 or 17:00-19:00 (Surfing)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Bungalow, single room, no meals
1
270
455
440
2
520
890
860
3
770
1325
1280
4
1020
1760
1700
6
1520
2630
2540
8
2020
3500
3380
12
3020
5240
5060
16
4020
6980
6740
24
6020
10460
10100
Extra week (24+)
250
435
420
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.83   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.03 / 05.03 / 19.04 / 03.05 / 24.05 / 09.08 / 11.10 / 01.11 / 04.11 / 25.12 / 30.12 / 31.12.2019
Arrival day:  Sunday prior to course start
Departure:  Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

Course materials deposit (to be paid on site) 26 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Bungalow, 23.12.2018-31.03.2019 + 22.12.2019-05.04.2020) 35 USD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Bungalow + private kitchen, 23.12.2018-31.03.2019 + 22.12.2019-05.04.2020) 20 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Guayaquil) 90 USD

Other accommodation options

Bungalow, single room, no meals (private kitchen)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.5/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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20 students gave their opinion about this school

32 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, October – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Montañita war fantastisch!Jedoch kann ich die Beschreibung als idyllisches und authentisches Fischerdorf nicht unterstützen. Es ist ein sehr lauter Partyort, nicht für jeden geeignet Habe sehr viel gelernt. Hatte jedoch viele Schweizer! Die Lehrer waren super! Sehr liebevolle Familie! Ausflüge am Wochenende waren meistens Surftrips- für einen Nicht-Surfer nicht geeignet
4 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, der Unterricht war gut strukturiert. In der Gastfamilie habe ich vieles umsetzen können »
Top tips
« Ausflug zur isla de la plata und Strand Los Frailes! »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich fühlte mich wie in einer grossen Familie. Die Lehrer sind super und meine Zeit in Montañita war unglaublich. Ich würde die Schule allen weiterempfehlen.
10 weeks, August – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja ich habe mein Spanisch sehr verbessert und kann nun Gespräche führen. »
School highlights
« Die Lehrer sind sehr gut. Der Unterricht ist super organisiert. Man fühlt sich wie zu Hause. »
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es hat sehr viele Schweizer, Holländer und Deutsche, schade gibt es nicht viel von aderen Nationalitäten Sehr herzliche und liebe Lehrer. Die Stimmung sowie die Ambiente war immer toll. Sehr liebe Leute
8 weeks, April – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich konnte davor kein Wort Spanisch und nun kann ich mich mit den Leuten unterhalten. »
School highlights
« Die Stimmung im Allgemeinen und die kollegschaftliche Art der Lehrer »
Top tips
« Surfen, Walbeobachten und Sonnenuntergänge »
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Lehrer waren super und die Aktivitäten auch. Viel Information in kurzer Zeit. War eiene super Zeit und ich werde die Familie vermissen.
4 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, weil ich jeden Tag soanisch sorechen musste. Ich kann mich gut verständigen:) »
School highlights
« Schöne Aussicht, kurzer weg, gratis Kaffe und Wasser, tolle Lehrer, kleine Gruppen, abwechslungsreicher Unterricht, tolle Stimmung im Team, gute Angebote(Ausflüge) »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Tanti progressi »
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich würde Montañita jedoch erst ab Mitte- Ende November empfehlen. Die ersten 4 Wochen sah ich die Sonne im Gesamten etwa 30 Minuten. Es war auch nicht sonderlich warm, ca.20grad also pulli und tights mochte man ertragen. Junges Team, sehr motivierend Kinoabend auf englisch, schade. Surftrips super! Hätte noch beachvolley oder so ertragen mögen 1× pro Woche...
5 weeks, October – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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School highlights
« Alles in Gehdistanz, junges Team, surfen gerade durch die Schule »
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Mein Sprachaufenthalt war kurz zusammengefasst einfach nur genial und unvergesslich. Die Lage in Montanita ist super. Von einigen Zimmern hat man sogar sicht auf den Ozean. Die Lehrer sind super! Man lernt spanisch auf eine lustige Art und Weise. Die Cabanas sind super! man kann wann immer man möchte mit den anderen Studierenden etwas unternehmen etc. Die Mitarbeiter vor Ort sind ebenfalls super nett und hilfsbereit. Die Gemeinschaftsküche ist genug gross. Der Pool und Jacuzzi ist ein nices nice to have :-) und ist dort ein richtiger Luxusaspekt. Ich würde jederzeit wieder nach Montanita gehen!
4 weeks, September 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, von null auf Basiskenntnisse. ich komme nun während meiner Reise mit spanisch zu recht. »
School highlights
« Lage, Lehrer, Mitstudenten, Lifestyle des Ortes »
Top tips
« Schulaktivitäten »
26 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, September – October 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, June – July 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) ()
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Bungalow
In your thatched-roofed cabaña, entirely made with sustainable materials, you will live like a real Ecuadorian! Located in a quiet area, outside the city, these spacious bungalows will offer you comfort and well-being only 5 minutes from the school, the town centre and the beach. Well-ventilated and equipped with a private bathroom, a comfortable bed and a hammock, cabañas can host one or two students travelling together. You will meet the inhabitants of the other bungalows in the large common area with kitchen to prepare meals and refreshing drinks. Then, just lie down by the pool to take the sun! A pure moment of relaxation...

The school also has a few bungalows with private kitchenettes, which are particularly suitable for people travelling as a couple.

Host family
Staying with a host family is undoubtedly the best way of immersing yourself totally into Ecuadorian culture! You will have direct contact with this welcoming population and experience the Ecuadorian tranquil lifestyle while practising Spanish in a friendly atmosphere. The school selects its host families with care in order to offer you an unforgettable experience in a family involved in the community of Montañita. You will receive half board accommodation and stay in a single room.
Please note that most of the host families live in the little village of Montañitaand often come from a modest background. As a consequence, the level of comfort is inferior to western standards and the facilities are often basic. But there is no doubt that the generosity of the inhabitants of this sunny town will make these worldly considerations secondary!

On the heavenly beaches of Montañita, watersports are a must! If you are a beginner, it is an opportunity to have a go at surfing or scuba diving. You should also take advantage of your language trip to Ecuador to explore the famous Galapagos Islands! The school organises many cruises to go there at a very attractive price. In 3, 4 or 8 days, you will visit the archipelago and discover the treasures of its fauna and flora with volcanoes in the background. The view is simply spectacular! A few kilometres away from Montañita, the craggy rocks of the beautiful Isla Del Plata, generally called “the poor man’s Galapagos”, also offer an exceptional natural diversity. And if you are interested in history, you can also visit the little town of Agua Blanca to admire Pre-Colombian vestiges. Be ready for an amazing adventure in a country stretching out between volcanic islands and the Pacific Ocean...

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