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  • Ecuador Spanish Course, learn Spanish in Quito or Cuenca, Volunteer
    Student Testimonials Upcoming Activities in Quito and Cuenca 13 Reasons to Choose Yanapuma How to Choose a Spanish School SEE OUR NEW YEAR OFFERS Spanish Courses Overview Small Group Spanish Classes We offer small group classes for basic and low intermediate students with a maximum of 6 students per class and an average of 3 There are two options Standard Immersion Spanish 3 hours per day in the afternoon from 3 to 6 pm Volunteers often take these classes as most voluntering takes place in the mornings Intensive Immersion Spanish 4 hours per day in the morning from 9 am to 1 pm Couples or Friends Classes for a couple or friends traveling together at any language level 4 hours in the morning or irregular hours in the afternoon Individual Spanish Classes We offer individual Spanish classes at all levels and for all ages Students take 4 hours in the morning or irregular hours in the afternoons There are 3 forms of individual classes Individual classes that follow our curriculum and academic plan using our standard materials Individualized classes that follow the specific needs and requirements of a particular student with an individualized class plan and materials Specialized courses such as the Professional Medical Spanish program and the Introductory Medical Spanish program Quito or Cuenca Cultural programs These programs include 20 hours 4 hours per day of small group classes in the mornings plus excursions to places of cultural and historical interest around these cities in the afternoons with a teacher This is a great way to combine learning Spanish with tourism and culture You can elect individual classes instead of small group classes if you wish Volunteer Quito or Cuenca program Combine your Spanish language classes with volunteering in a local project in the mornings Classes are 3 hours in the afternoons from 3 to 6 pm leaving you plenty of time to return from volunteering to the school and have lunch before starting class Study and Travel Programs These exciting programs combine Spanish classes with exploration of some of the incredible diversity of Ecuador Each of the 10 programs explores a different part of the country While some involve spending a week in an Amazon rainforest or cloudforest lodge others move along a pre determined route More About Yanapuma Spanish Schools Our Travel Agency Volunteering Yanapuma Foundation Accommodation The Yanapuma Advantage True Ecuador Travel Yanapuma s brand new travel agency for all your Ecuador adventure At Yanapuma Foundation and Spanish School we have become increasingly involved over the past few years with organizing a variety of extra activities for our students and volunteers from Amazon and Galapagos tours climbing volcanos exploring Ecuador by train staying in luxury haciendas and lodges white water rafting and other sports and more So we decided to launch our own travel agency as a limited company in Ecuador to be able to offer all the security and guarantees that our students and volunteers would expect An additional advantage is that we can negotiate

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  • About Our Spanish School, Volunteering in Quito and Ecuador
    a teacher or on your own Quito has the reputation of being home to the clearest form of Spanish spoken in the world Our Ecuadorian teachers will have you conversing with the locals in no time at all Whether you opt for individual or small group classes our communication methodology will encourage you to develop your speaking and listening and reading and writing along with the necessary grammar to underpin your Spanish A truly great school My classes were great and my Spanish improved considerably over the month Quito is a fun city with a great night life and the old city is full of history and culture Go to Quito and study with Yanapuma In our school in quito we offer Standard and Intensive Spanish programs Quito Cultural program combining Spanish classes with cultural excursions Volunteer Quito program of Spanish classes and volunteering Homestay accommodation with a friendly local host family or hostel and hotel options You can read about these by clicking on the links on the right If you want any more information about our Spanish school or programs in Quito please contact us Read About Our Standard and Intensive Immersion Spanish Courses About yanapuma organization Yanapuma was started in September 2006 by a group of Spanish teachers committed to improving social and enviromnental conditions in Ecuador The organization also incorporates a foundation Yanapuma Foundation which carries out development projects helping indigenous and marginalized communities to develop sustainably Our social enterprise model generates funding through the Spanish school and volunteer activities Studying with Yanapuma contributes directly to our sustainable development work SEE OUR LATEST SPANISH OFFERS places in quito to visit Museo del Banco Central an extensive display of the cultures of Ecuador religious artifacts gold etc Churches and Cathedrals La compañia la Catedrál Local crafts and

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  • Immersion Spanish Classes in Quito or Cuenca!, Yanapumaspanish.org
    hours per week of small group classes 4 hours per day Can be combined with excursions to create a total immersion experience Homework will be assigned daily The beginner group classes were just right for me as I started from absolute zero We were a mixed bunch learning the basics and although we all picked things up a bit differently we managed to help each other to understand which I learned is actually a valuable part of the learning process Classes were split into more formal hours and activities that got us moving and practicing which I liked a lot The teacher was VERY patient and we also had a lot of good laughs Courses start on specific dates see below but students can join a class at any time at their particular level The specifics of what you will learn each week are available by clicking on the toggle below 04 January 01 February 29 February 28 March 25 April 23 May 20 June 18 July 15 August 12 September 10 October 07 November 05 December click here for course outline Month Immersion Spanish Course Contents 1 Absolute beginner MCER A1 A1 Greet and say goodbye ask for and give personal information and interact in presentations describe people and things places and physical states make comparisons interact in bars shops markets and restaurants locate objects and give directions negotiate public transport express agreement and disagreement speak about likes and dislikes speak about the past in relation to the present talk about the weather and forecasts 2 Beginner 2 MCER A2 A2 Speak on the telephone talk about professional life describe objects write stories about the past describe persons places and past experiences express need obligation possibilities and eventualities make recommendations and give advice and instructions speak about feelings and emotional states direct conversation and interrupt express interest disinterest and indifference 3 Beginner 3 MCER B1 B1 Formulate hypothesis call attention to something relate experiences and news hypothesize about the present speak about the future organize a discourse express levels of need impersonally talk about books science fashion new technologies etc relate information via cause and effect offer accept and reject something express doubt share doubts and make decisions speak about ask about predict and advise about future situations 4 Beginner 4 MCER B1 B2 Inspire someone give instructions to carry out a task judge value offer opinion and defend your point of view express feelings about things sorrow joy happiness disappointment fear preoccupation etc compare quantities initiate and terminate a conversation with a stranger summarize what you have heard speak about interpersonal relationships and emotional changes in persons prove what you are saying express advantages and problems evaluate the past relate historical events predict future events talk about fictional and hypothetical situations in the present and the future We also offer optional conversation sessions cooking and salsa classes movie nights and other social activities to keep life outside of Spanish classes interesting If you have any questions or would

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  • Individual Spanish Classes in Quito Or Cuenca, Yanapumaspanish.org
    can incorporate extra materials to suit your interest Your progress will be monitored by our academic director In addition our administrator regularly gives a short survey to each student taking individual classes to find out if they are getting the right mix of activities and materials Yanapuma Spanish School is dedicated to providing the very best in Spanish eduation and our individual Spanish classes offer the optimum way to learn the Spanish language Yanapuma has been a great experience The school has been consistently responsive and helpful and both my teachers were excellent Their lessons were organized and sequenced well The material was interesting and appropriate and they were knowledgable responsive and fun Personalized Spanish Classes Our regular individual Spanish classes follow a syllabus that is logically sequenced to lead each student to a mastery of the Spanish language But in addition we can offer personalized Spanish classes that are designed with a specific learning goal or content area in mind These classes cost a little more than the regular individual classes as the teacher will be doing additional research and work to prepare extra materials for class Students often request group classes because they imagine that this will lead to a better social experience Our response is to make sure that outside class there is plenty of opportunity for interaction with other students We do this by synchronizing the break times so that students can chat over a coffee Students often get together before or after class to go eat lunch in one of the many restaurants around the school In addition we offer a regular calendar of activities and excursions for our Spanish students that guarantee plenty of social time Learn About Our Methodology And Methods Individual Spanish Courses Our standard Spanish program includes 20 hours per week

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  • Spanish Classes and Cultural Excursions, Volunteering in Quito
    the Quito Cultural Package to offer our Spanish students the chance to explore this rich vibrant and diverse city while they study Spanish 20 hours of small group Spanish classes can be taken with individual classes or as a couple friends too 4 excursions per week to places of cultural and historical interest around Quito Friday afternoon free for extended weekend activities Program can be taken for up to 3 weeks without repetition You can also do the same program in our school in Cuenca Combine your Spanish tuition with more touristic pursuits and a chance to practice your Spanish in real life settings for a real immersion experience And if you have particular interests that you would like to follow while you are in Quito we will be happy to arrange visits to alternative sites with a teacher for you It thoroughly enjoyed my week in Quito exploring the sites with my teacher F was a great guide and it was fun to learn Spanish out and about like that I wished I could have stayed for another week to continue the same program If you would like more information about the Quito Cultural Spanish program please contact us Learn About Our Methodology And Methods About this program The Quito Cultural Spanish program is a one week Spanish immersion package that combines 4 hours of Spanish per day with visits to some of the many places of cultural and historical interest in Cuenca with a teacher The program can be taken for up to 3 weeks without repeating excursions SEE OUR LATEST SPANISH OFFERS Some of the sites we visit Museo del Banco Central an extensive display of the cultures of Ecuador religious artifacts gold etc Churches and Cathedrals La compañia la Catedrál Local crafts and produce markets Museo

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  • Spanish Classes and Volunteering, Volunteer Teacher in Quito
    of small group Spanish instruction each afternoon and four or five mornings of volunteering The minimum time for this program is 4 weeks and we recommend that you have a basic knowledge of Spanish to volunteer If you have little or no prior knowledge of Spanish we recommend a minimum of one week of classes at our school before beginning the volunteer program this may vary according to your preferred project We arrange the volunteer program and a member of our staff will accompany the student on the first day of the volunteer project Of course you are welcome and encouraged to continue volunteering at these projects once you have completed the 4 week program without any further charge Projects vary ranging from working in daycare centers or with children and youth in schools or with a recycling or conservation project For more details on these options please visit our volunteer page or if you have other questions please contact us My volunteer placement was the highlight of my time in Ecuador and I will never forget some of the kids I was working with They were so sweet and although I wasn t there for very long I felt I hope I was able to make a difference in their lives It gave me a great chance to practice my Spanish too Thanks Yanapuma Click on the Volunteer Placements link on the right to learn about the exciting volunteer opportunities that we can offer our students here in Quito or Cuenca as well as in other projects around the country once you have finished your Spanish lessons Learn About the Volunteer Cuenca Spanish Program About this program Yanapuma collaborates with a number of worthwhile projects around Quito and offers these as rewarding volunteer opportunities for our students while they

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  • Spanish Classes and Courses in Cuenca, YanapumaSpanish.org
    the heart of the colonial district of Cuenca in a comfortable historic building A wealth of churches plazas musuems colonial architecture and other attractions to visit in this UNESCO declared World Heritage site Immerse yourself in the traditions and culture of the Andean lifestyle Cuenca provides a secure and safe base from which to learn Spanish with Yanapuma Spanish School It is a traditional and quite conservative Andean city whose center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on account of the many fine and well preserved colonial buildings in the city center Walking through the streets of Cuenca is like stepping back in time as the city still has a strong indigenous presence alongside its more modern facets I loved the quiet bustle of Cuenca at once busy but very tranquil too A great place to wander around after class I felt very safe there as a woman wandering around on her own exploring the many parks and points of interest they have here In our school in cuenca we offer Standard and Intensive Spanish programs Cuenca Cultural program combining Spanish classes with cultural excursions Volunteer Cuenca program of Spanish classes and volunteering Homestay accommodation with a friendly local host family or hostel and hotel options Our Volunteer Cuenca program provides a combination of volunteering in the morning in one of several projects in Cuenca with 3 hours per day of Spanish classes in the afternoon Volunteering provides a great way to give something back to the community as well as being the perfect way to immerse yourself in the Spanish language ver en Ubicacuenca com Read About Our Standard and Intensive Immersion Spanish Courses About studying in cuenca Taking your Spanish course in Cuenca is perfect for the student who is seeking to study in a

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  • Spanish Classes and Cultural Excursions in Cuenca, YanapumaSpanish.org
    aspects of the growth and development of Cuenca and its surroundings A strong indigenous presence also adds character to this charming Andean city making it the perfect place to study Spanish 20 hours of small group Spanish classes can be taken with individual classes or as a couple friends too 4 excursions per week to places of cultural and historical interest around Cuenca Friday afternoon free for extended weekend activities Program can be taken for up to 3 weeks without repetition You can also do the same program in our school in Quito Combine your Spanish tuition with more touristic pursuits and a chance to practice your Spanish in real life settings for a real immersion experience And if you have particular interests that you would like to follow while you are in Cuenca we will be happy to arrange visits to alternative sites with a teacher for you What a marvelous city Cuenca is I had a great time with my teacher C visiting so many interesting places But the best for me was just to sit on a bench in the nearby Parque Calderón and chat away with my teacher as we watched the afternoon go by in Cuenca Priceless memories Click on the links on the right hand side for more information about our Spanish programs in Cuenca About the cuenca cultural program The Cuenca Cultural Spanish program is a one week Spanish immersion package that combines 4 hours of Spanish per day with visits to some of the many places of cultural and historical interest in Cuenca with a teacher The program can be taken for up to 3 weeks without repeating excursions SEE OUR LATEST SPANISH OFFERS Some of the sites students visit Museo del Banco Central an extensive display of the cultures of Ecuador

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