This is the ideal program for students who want to immerse themselves in learning the language, while having adequate free time to relax and enjoy the unique surroundings.

It includes half day language lessons Monday to Friday, while the other half of each day is free.

Many students choose to use this free time to focus on and practice their Spanish. You are free to relax or explore on your own, but will also have the option of joining organized activities at a reduced rate.

This program includes:
• Info package
• Study materials
• Spanish lessons 180 minutes per day in group basis, four hours of 45 min.
• Spanish certificate
• Shared accommodation and full board in lodge-cabanas
• Coffee and purified water
• Extra tours and activities offered at reduced rates
• Galapagos tours with special rates for our students

Notes:
If we do not meet the minimum number of students per class for your ability group, your lessons may be replaced by 120 minutes per day of private one-on-one lessons ( at no extra cost).

Program cost

Spanish programs info

  • Starting dates +

    We welcome new students to join us every Monday, all year round. If you need to start on a different day of the week, please contact us.
  • Group lessons +

    Our lessons are taught in small groups, with a maximum of six students. Private lessons are available on request.Group lessons consist of 20 academic hours. These are divided into four daily lessons ( 45 min. each) from Monday to Friday. If we do not meet the minimum number of students per class for your ability group, your lessons may be replaced by 120 minutes per day of private one-on-one lessons ( at no extra cost).
  • Private lessons +

    Private lessons, available upon request, consist of 20 academic hours. These are divided into four daily lessons ( 45 min. each) Monday through Friday.There is an additional charge of US $120 per week.
  • Schedules +

    Spanish lessons could be done in the morning or in the afternoon as well as in mix schedules, all depending of the school necessities and availability.
  • Methodology +

    Our teachers combine theory and practice, addressing all of the linguistic and functional aspects of the spoken language, along with socio-cultural information essential for gaining proficiency. Grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking and vocabulary are integrated in order to prepare students for an authentic communicative environment.
  • Curriculum and levels +

    Our curriculum ( and levels of study) was developed under the guidelines of both European and US systems of education, in accordance with the Instituto Cervantes and Common European Framework of Reference for Language and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.Spanish Levels• Basic / Básico / A1• Elementary / Elemental / A2• Intermediate / Intermedio / B1• Advanced / Avanzado / B2• Superior / Superior / C1• Proficiency / Perfeccionamiento / C2
  • Study Materials +

    All study materials are provided by the school. We recommend bringing your own dictionary, pen and any additional reference or text books ( optional) of your choice.
  • National Holidays +

    Lessons and/or activities may be canceled and non-refundable on holidays. If two days of holiday occur within one week, only one day is subject to be canceled.Volunteer work is generally subject to national holidays. National Holidays 2015: December, Friday 25 - Christmas. National Holidays 2016: January, Friday 1 - New Year`s day; February, Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 - Carnival; March, Friday 25 – Good Friday; May, Sunday 1 – Labor Day; May, Tuesday 24 – Battle of Pichincha Day; August, Wednesday 10 – National Day; November, Wednesday 2 – All Souls´ Day; November, Thursday 3 – Cuenca Independence Day; December, Sunday 25 – Christmas
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  • ALLISON LYSER

    I loved being here; it was one of the best experiences of my life! It was full of amazing excursions, guides, lessons, staff, and the lodge was truly lovely and comfortable! I can’t wait to come back!
  • ANDY WHITE

    Gaia gave me the most amazing experience of my life. It introduced me to the Amazon as if I were an insider, and I loved being a part of it! The lessons and the voluntary work in the local school were incredible and all the kids were so lovely!
  • THOMAS ANDERSEN

    I felt like I was truly in paradise! I had never imagined how unique and amazing a place could be! I enjoyed every daily excursion and above that, I learned so much from the Amazon culture!
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