We specialize in teaching Spanish as a second language in a private tutorial environment to foreign students. Our location is in the commercial section of modern Quito. The area has many tourist attractions, and is surrounded by first class hotels...
We specialize in teaching Spanish as a second language in a private tutorial environment to foreign students. Our location is in the commercial section of modern Quito. The area has many tourist attractions, and is surrounded by first class hotels, restaurants, cafes, banks, travel agencies, airline offices, libraries, universities, museums, craft shops, shopping centers and embassies.
The NRCSA Center in Quito, Ecuador was established and registered with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education and Culture in 1982.
All instructors have advanced university degrees in Spanish Grammar and Literature or a related field. All have received special training and have a great deal of experience teaching Spanish to foreign students.
-20 or 25 Private hrs/wk
- 55 min class hour
- 1-1 Students per class
Tutor 35 hours per week: 20 Spanish + 15 Fieldtrips. The Activa Program is for students who wish to combine learning classroom Spanish and experiencing the flavorful culture of Quito. The morning hours each weekday are allocated to intensive classroom instruction. The student and professor then spend the rest of the afternoon exploring sites in or near Quito such as: the city, museums, cathedrals and markets. This program is designed to equip a student with Spanish and allows her or him to integrate that knowledge with day to day cultural experiences.
One on one classes, emphasizing grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, discussion and background information needed for a good understanding of the cultural activities organized for the afternoon, are offered in the morning from 8.30 to 12.30.
The student and teacher then embark on their daily trips from 13.30(1:30PM) to 16.30(4:30PM). On these visits the teacher acts as a guide. All entrance fees to museums, art galleries, beverages/snacks (afternoon) and public transportation necessary for all excursions are included in the program cost.
GROUP + RAINFOREST
Group 20 hours per week. Turn Spanish learning into an unforgettable experience through an ideal combination of language learning and adventure at Cabañas Anaconda, a resort on Anaconda Island, one of the most beautiful places in the Ecuadorian Rainforest. This program uses a system of ecotourism where great effort is made to preserve the jungle from destruction while at the same time providing work to the local native people. In fact, the whole staff is comprised of native people. The program is one week long and includes four hours per day of Spanish in small groups. Each group is directed by a teacher from the school's staff and contains 3-5 students. Students are matched according to skill. If needed, individual tutoring for shorter periods of time per day is an option.
In addition to language instruction, there is a daily excursion that allows students to learn about and enjoy the ecology and culture of the rain forest. The language teacher, as well as one of a group of local guides who speaks only Spanish and Quechua, will take part in all the excursions and activities of the program.
TUTORIAL + MINDO RESERVE
Includes 4 hours daily of individual Spanish tuition, library material, trip Quito-Mindo-Quito by public transportation, fees for daily excursions with teacher or guide.
In a relaxed atmosphere, while listening and watching the Mindo river and the birds that abound in this region, you will have four hours daily of Spanish lessons.
Worthwhile activities include a visit to the Butterfly Farm and to Orchid Gardens; swimming beneath a waterfall in the crystal clear waters of the Nambillo river; early morning bird watching; going on a nature walk one hour or all day, and many other activities such as rafting and bike or horse rides, or simply relax alongside the river in a hammock with a good book.