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  • Spanish Classes in The Amazon at Cotococha Lodge!
    for 4 hours a day there are planned excursions and activities to keep you busy for the week exploring the surrounding jungle river and local culture Students leave Quito for Tena on Sunday in order to spend the night there before continuing on to the lodge on Monday morning After a week of classes and activities the program ends on Friday From there you can either stay an extra night in Tena where you can enjoy white water rafting or other activities or return to Quito with your teacher Email us to find out more details of this Study and Travel package or check out Yachana s website for more information and photos What an amazing week just like something out of National Geographic Cotococha was wonderful and my teacher V was a great companion as well as teacher throughout the week We saw so much I can t begin to describe it all At Cotococha Lodge all the bungalows are equipped with a private bathroom a private veranda with reclining chairs or hammocks where you can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Ecuadorian Amazon Social areas are carefully decorated and offer all comfort and cosiness for an unforgettable stay in the Ecuadorian Amazon Register Now Sign up now to reserve your place on our exciting Study and Travel program of your choice About this program Enjoy a fascinating week in the Amazon region exploring the cultural and biological diversity of the rainforest while you study Spanish with your own teacher Some of the activities on offer Hike into primary and secondary rainforest to spot mammals birds and insects Spot native plants and trees and learn about their medicinal and ceremonial uses Early morning birdwatching trip to an island upriver where there are over 30 species of

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  • Spanish Classes in The Amazon at Suchipacari Lodge!
    up to 4 hours a day there are planned excursions and activities to keep you busy for the week exploring the surrounding jungle river and local culture Highlighs of the week include night walks in the jungle hiking to a local waterfall in the rainforest visiting the jungle town of Misahualli where monkeys play in the main square relaxing on the river beach on the Napo River visiting an animal rescue center located deeper in the forest visiting an indigenous forest community Email us for more details of this program I had a great week at Suchipacari where I had the chance to learn about the Amazon and its breath taking diversity The staff were great great guides and good food and a great way to explore the Amazon while I learned more Spanish with F The course finishes on Friday after classes and you can either return to Quito with your teacher or stay on in Tena to go white water rafting visit the caves of Jumandy or the Parque Amazonico The Amazon rainforest is a spectacular environment with rich biodiversity both flora and fauna It is home to a variety of indigenous cultures who for milennia have learned to live in harmony with their surroundings and use the plants of the rainforest to maintain their health Register Now Sign up now to reserve your place on our exciting Study and Travel program of your choice For more travel options in Ecuador please visit our dedicated travel agency True Ecuador Travel About this program Enjoy a fascinating week in the Amazon region exploring the cultural and biological diversity of the rainforest while you study Spanish with your own teacher Some of the activities on offer Hike in primary and secondary rainforest Learn about the flora of the Amazon rainforest

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  • Spanish Classes in The Clouds at Bellavista Lodge!
    a spacious and comfortable center from which to explore the wonders of the cloud forests There are daily walks that explore the flora and fauna hikes to magical waterfalls night walks and horse back riding all included in this program You will set out early on Monday morning to arrive at lunch time at the lodge There will be four hours of classes each day interspersed with activities and also time to relax and enjoy the tranquility of this pristine spot The program ends on Friday after classes and lunch A week studying Spanish in Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the stunning biological diversity of this unique habitat in style and comfort Email us for more details or click here to visit the Bellavista website A suberb opportunity for anybody interested in biology like myself to understand the ecology of the cloud forest from this comfortable lodge My teacher JC was a great companion for the week aside from teaching me a lot more Spanish The mission of Bellavista is to creat a space for active conservation of the cloud forest as well as providing educational recreation and a space for contemplation for visitors from all over the world and for all ages The reserve includes its own research station There are many trails through the reserve allowing guests to explore on their own or with a guide the amazing biodiversity of this unique area Our Spanish students are also impressed by the tasty and varied cuisine on offer at Bellavista as well as the comfortable accommodation either in dorm or individual rooms Register Now Sign up now to reserve your place on our exciting Study and Travel program of your choice About this program Spend a week in a spectacular cloud forest setting in

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  • Study Spanish in An Indigenous Community, Study Abroad Ecuador
    the Andean sierra north of Quito The population live by farming with pasture for cattle as well as fields of onions cereals maize and potatoes A week spent studying Spanish here is a great opportunity to appreciate the culture and way of life in the Andes In addition there will be opportunities to visit the famous market town of Otavalo the beautiful Cuicocha Lake and nearby towns such as Cotocachi famous for its leather goods and other handicrafts and one of the more ecological and progressive small towns of Ecuador The program ends on Friday after classes in the morning and you can either return to Quito with your teacher or stay around the area for another night to visit the famous Otavalo Market on Saturday its busiest day and the day of the livestock market where alpacas llamas and cuy guinea pigs are on sale Estero de Plátano The small community of Estero de Plátano is located on the Pacific coast in the southern part of the province of Esmeraldas Originally inhabited by the Chachi culture the population is now mixed with mestizos and black descendents of a slave ship that ran aground resulting in a unique cultural blend This area is one of the last remaining places where the rainforest still reaches down to the sea a unique environment in which part of the population lives by farming small plots of yucca plantains and cacao in the jungle and others fish in the ocean The area offshore has recently been declared a marine reserve in recognition of its unique ecology and relatively undamaged status Activities include spending time on the beach hiking to waterfalls and other places of interest and other options such as going out with the fishermen It is also possible to watch whales here between July and November as they migrate along the coast Yanapuma Foundation is working with this community on the development of crafts production health education and appropriate tourism A week in Estero de Plátano offers a fascinating insight into another culture and way of life that is under threat Tsa chila Communities Bua Los Naranjos El Poste Peripa The communies of Bua El Poste Peripa and Los Naranjos are four of only 7 remaining villages of the Tsa chila culture located in the low tropical foothills of the Andes on the Pacific side Originally a forest dwelling people their unique and distinctive culture is undergoing a renaissance through a group of families that run cultural centers which is where students stay when they take classes Here students can learn about the Tsa chila culture and explore a small reserve that contains some of the original primary forest that once covered the entire region The center in Bua also attracts animals of the region that are brought there by locals such as boas sloths and iguanas that used to be hunted These are looked after prior to being released into the wild again Yanapuma works with these communities in agriculture reforestation education

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  • Discover The Galapagos While You Take Spanish Classes!
    you don t take all the classes don t worry You can take them any time you like afterwards We know that visiting the Galapagos is a once in a lifetime experience and that the excursions can be tiring as well as exhilerating So rather than struggling with classes after an exciting day you can take just a couple of hours and keep the rest for later 2016 Prices for Galapagos with optional Spanish program Clicking on the links below will take you to the website of our travel agency True Ecuador Travel in a new tab Program 1 pax 2 pax 1 Discover Galapagos 8 Days 7 Nights 1299 00 1243 00 2 Isabela Galapagos 8 Days 7 Nights 1308 00 1243 00 3 Galapagos from Santa Cruz 7 Days 6 Nights 1166 00 1098 00 4 Shark Encounters 8 Days 7 Nights 1579 00 1498 00 5 The Ultimate Galapagos Diving 8 Days 7 Nights 1956 00 1851 00 6 Short Sweet 5 Days 4 Nights 864 00 819 00 7 Learn to dive in Galapagos 7 Days 6Nights 1872 00 1799 00 Flight cost seasonal variation 425 550 We can quote latest prices Park Entrance Pay in cash in Galapagos INGALA Card Purchase in airport 100 10 Please click here to find out more about our Galapagos with optional Spanish programs This document contains the full itinerary and daily activities The above prices are for Regular Tourist class hotels in the Galapagos We can also offer Tourist Superior hotels at an additional cost Email us for details A land based experience in the Galapagos offers distinct advantages over a boat cruise The launches that are used for the excursions to different islands are high speed so much less time is spent merely motoring slowly from spot to spot time which you can enjoy exploring Puerto Ayora or Puerto Villamil and its surroundings or relaxing in a café going to the beach or even taking more Spanish classes Many find it a much nicer experience to be able to sleep on dry land in a bed that is not moving as well as to be able to choose which restaurant you want to eat at and decide whether to use the internet or have a coffee ice cream or beer afterwards in any of the numerous café restaurant bars in these tranquil towns Finally we prefer the land based tours because they put more money directly into the local economy and give you much more opportunity to experience life on the Galapagos islands as it actually is Click here for more information on our Galapagos programs including itineraries and descriptions If you would prefer a boat cruise in the Galapagos please email us with your rough dates and the kinds of activities you prefer and we can offer options that will suite your preferences and budget Register Now Sign up now to reserve your place on our exciting Study and Travel program of your choice We will be

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  • Spanish Classes for Children in Quito and Cuenca, Yanapumaspanish.org
    towards making learning Spanish fun and effective for children of all ages We have taught children from 4 years old and upwards and have teachers who have specialized in pacing learning to the learning style and attention span of children of different ages Our school in Quito itself offers a comfortable environment where children can feel at home with different spaces that they can work in often while their parents and older siblings are also taking classes Parents who wish to study with their children here in Ecuador are welcome Another popular option with families is to follow one or more of our Study and Travel programs visiting different parts of the country with one or more teachers In addition to learning Spanish children get a great education in culture and the environment as our teachers are also knowledgeable guides who take pride in showing off their country to foreign visitors We had a great experience as a family studying Spanish with Yanapuma My daughters both enjoyed studying with their teacher C and gained greatly in confidence over the 3 weeks we were in Ecuador The week we traveled to Estero was also an eye opening experience for them used to their creature comforts and really helped to give them a different perspective on life which is what we were hoping for If you have any questions about studying Spanish in Ecuador with your children at Yanapuma please contact us Did you know that your children can also STUDY SPANISH ONLINE through Yanapuma Spanish School We have been teaching children Spanish online since 2008 to homeschooled children and youth high schools and any primary secondary pupil studying Spanish A few online classes can really help your child gain confidence and shine in their class About Yanapuma Yanapuma was started in

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  • Introductory Medical Spanish Courses in Quito or Cuenca
    Spanish as it will focus equally on Spanish grammar comprehension speaking and writing but with an emphasis on the relevant vocabulary and usage relating to medical themes The course also includes the same wealth of materials that comes with the Professional Medical Spanish program that you will be able to keep and use for reference in the future Each of the three weeks has a set format introducing specific topics of universal interest and usage in the general medical field Thus this course is suitable for a wide range of students and people working in the area of health who need to be able to communicate in Spanish to doctors and other professionals and patients and clients Studying on our Weekly Medical Spanish Program is a great way to advance your professional capacities while enjoying the buzz and culture of Quito or the tranquility and culture of Cuenca The introductory program was perfect for me The two weeks really improved my general Spanish as well as giving me all I needed to be able to communicate to our latino patients in my hospital For those who do not have the time to journey to Ecuador the Introductory Medical Spanish courses can also be taken online Students can take one or more hours per week as fits with their schedule to complete each 20 hour module over a period of weeks or months Learn About The Professional Medical Spanish Program About this program Yanapuma s Introductory Medical Spanish program consists of 3 one week courses of 20 hours per week It is aimed at students and health professionals with only a basic level of Spanish and who want to learn the fundamentals of communicating in Spanish in a medical setting The course comes with the same materials as the Professional Medical

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  • Medical Spanish Classes With Practicum in Quito or Cuenca!
    practice what I was learning in the classes The Professional Medical Spanish program is offered in three options One month in Quito or Cuenca with Practicum Half Online and Half in Quito or Cuenca with Short Practicum All Online Without Practicum One month in Quito or Cuenca with Practicum In combination with Spanish classes Yanapuma will arrange daily work at a local hospital clinic or health center including duties appropriate to your level of experience We offer a range of possible locations in Quito or Cuenca depending upon your needs and preferences A 200 donation to the health center where you work is included in the price of the program and students are encouraged to try to solicit donations from their home institution before coming to Ecuador to further help some of the poorer health centers Click here for a list of practicum options Once you have finished your studies in Quito or Cuenca gain additional experience through working full time in a hospital clinic or health center outside Quito or Cuenca Yanapuma will make all necessary arrangements for your work in one of these centers The minimum time commitment is one month unless you continue to work in the same center in Quito or Cuenca Students must have at least an intermediate level of Spanish to participate in this program Preparatory classes can be taken with us to help you reach the level necessary to take full advantage of the course materials developed for our program The Professional Medical Spanish Program includes 4 weeks 80 hours of classes 4 weeks concurrent practice 30 days homestay with two meals Textbook materials CD etc Optional additional practicum A 200 donation to a health program Certification of course completion Click here to register top Half Online and Half in Quito or Cuenca with Short Practicum For the busy professional who cannot afford to take a month to travel to Quito or for those students on a tight budget we offer the program as a combination of online classes with 2 weeks in Quito The same materials the same quality instruction but without the practicum which gives you more time to sightsee and enjoy Quito and without the 200 donation which goes with the practicum The program consists of 30 40 hours of live online Medical Spanish classes 40 50 hours 2 weeks of classes in Quito 15 days homestay with two meals Textbook materials CD etc Certification of course completion Click here to register top All Online Without Practicum If you do not have time to travel to Quito to study with us in person why not take our course online It is the same program minus the travel from the comfort of your own home or office The 80 hours of classes can be split into 40 sessions of 2 hours each And you will have access to all the same high quality information that makes our Medical Spanish program the best Click here for more information The program includes 80

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