Language course Spanish in Montañita

Montañita Spanish School

Our partner school, Montañita Spanish School, is located on Ecuador's famous beach of Montañita only stones away from the beach and waves.  Our Spanish language school is the perfect place to learn Spanish, relax and listen to the waves break. The friendly atmosphere will make you feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. And the view of the beach right from your classroom is stunning!

How to go to Montañita?
To go to Montañita it is best to fly to Guayaquil. From there you can take public transport to Montañita. We recommend you to book a transfer on arrival. You will be picked up by someone directly from the airport in Guayaquil who will take you to your accommodation. (Price: see price list).

Key features of our partner Spanish school in Montañita

  • in close distance to the beach
  • large terrace with sea view
  • diversity of students
  • friendly teachers and staff
  • Minimum age: 18 years

Social programme:

The school organizes a calendar of activities and encourages students to take part and have fun.  Activities include wildlife tours to Isla Del Plata, horse riding, cooking classes, surf tours, dancing, etc.

Minigroup

The mini group course includes 4 lessons per day, 5 days per week. After an entry test on the first day you will be placed in one of the 6 different levels in groups with a maximum of 6 students per group. Classes consist of 2 lessons of grammar and 2 lessons of more conversational or activity based Spanish, to put into practice what you have learned.

During the conversation/practical lessons students frequently go on trips around town to practice real world situations and even have cooking classes sometimes!

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 students
Number of lessons per week:
20
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Minigroup without accommodation 177 335 493 650 808 966 1124 1282 1440 1598 1755 1913
Minigroup with cabaña, double room, no meals 288 558 827 1096 1365 1635 1904 2173 2443 2712 2981 3250
Minigroup with cabaña, single room, no meals 325 632 938 1245 1551 1858 2164 2470 2777 3083 3390 3696
Minigroup with host family, single room, halfboard 339 660 980 1300 1621 1941 2262 2582 2902 3223 3543 3863
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info cabaña:  

Accommodation in a cabaña includes acces to a communal kitchen.

It is possible to stay in a cabaña with private kitchen, please contact StudyTravel for the exact rates. A double room is only possible for students travelling together.

Surcharges cabaña:   single room : 24/12 - 03/03 : €34 per week
double room : 24/12 - 03/03 : €22 per week
Transfer:  

€85

Arrival Airport Transfer in Guayaquil Airport

Return transfer: € 158 per person

All prices include:
- administration fee
- course and accommodation as stated
- attendance certificate

It is possible to borrow the material (grammar, exercise, vocabulary and activity books) by paying a refundable deposit (max € 34).

In 2017 the school will be closed on 27/02/2017, 28/02/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 26/05/2017, 11/08/2017, 02/11/2017, 03/11/2017, 25/12/2017. Holiday lessons are not made up.

One-to-One

The one-to-one course consists of 20 lessons with a complete focus on your language needs adapted to your level. This is often the best course if you are limited on time, if you have specialized Spanish to learn or just because it suits your learning style best.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 person
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 242 465 688 910 1133 1356
One-to-One with cabaña, double room, no meals 353 688 1022 1356 1690 2025
One-to-One with cabaña, single room, no meals 390 762 1133 1505 1876 2248
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 404 790 1175 1560 1946 2331
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info cabaña:  

Accommodation in a cabaña includes acces to a communal kitchen.

It is possible to stay in a cabaña with private kitchen, please contact StudyTravel for the exact rates. A double room is only possible for students travelling together.

Surcharges cabaña:   single room : 24/12 - 03/03 : €34 per week
double room : 24/12 - 03/03 : €22 per week
Transfer:  

€85

Arrival Airport Transfer in Guayaquil Airport

Return transfer: € 158 per person

All prices include:
- administration fee
- course and accommodation as stated
- attendance certificate

It is possible to borrow the material (grammar, exercise, vocabulary and activity books) by paying a refundable deposit (max € 34).

In 2017 the school will be closed on 27/02/2017, 28/02/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 26/05/2017, 11/08/2017, 02/11/2017, 03/11/2017, 25/12/2017. Holiday lessons are not made up.

JobTravel

The school organizes a comprehensive programme with volunteer projects for students in combination with a Spanish course. The program has a minimum of 4 weeks and work volunteer can take place during the same period of the course.

The volunteer projects include a working at a local school (teaching English, helping with arts, crafts or sports), at a veterinarian a children nursery or a hospital (see Medical Spanish course for more information) all in close distance to school.

This program gives participants the opportunity to contribute during a Spanish course. Participation depends on your level of Spanish skills required for the project. The costs of public transport to the various projects are not included.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 students
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

The Job Travel program includes mini group lessons, accommodation and volunteer work for the same period of course.

The Job Travel program has an extra charge of € 19 if the area of volunteer work is medical.

Students taking part in the Job Travel program have to pay a donation of € 65-100 per month to the local volunteering organization.

Transfer:  

€85

Arrival Airport Transfer in Guayaquil Airport

Return transfer: € 158 per person

All prices include:
- administration fee
- course and accommodation as stated
- attendance certificate

It is possible to borrow the material (grammar, exercise, vocabulary and activity books) by paying a refundable deposit (max € 34).

In 2017 the school will be closed on 27/02/2017, 28/02/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 26/05/2017, 11/08/2017, 02/11/2017, 03/11/2017, 25/12/2017. Holiday lessons are not made up.

Medical Spanish

The Medical Spanish course is designed for students and professionals from the medical world with a good knowledge of the Spanish language. This is the ideal opportunity to offer help where it is very often needed in poor communities where you simultaneously gain valuable practical experience. There are two options:

  • Medical Spanish and internship / practical experience in a rural hospital in Montañita / Manglaralto
  • Medical Spanish and internship / practical experience in a pediatric clinic in Manta

For more information about these options contact StudyTravel.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 person
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 6 weeks  
Medical Spanish without accommodation 465 1356
Medical Spanish with cabaña, double room, no meals 688 2025
Medical Spanish with cabaña, single room, no meals 762 2248
Medical Spanish with host family, single room, halfboard 790 2331
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

The Medical Spanish course is available for health professionals or students (including pre-meds). B1 is required as minimum level of Spanish.

The Medical Spanish course combines 10 lessons of general Spanish and 10 lessons of medical Spanish and includes a hands-on medical internship at a local hospital or clinic. Price of transportation to internship location is not included. In this case the language course should be booked for a minimum of 4 weeks.

Info cabaña:  

Accommodation in a cabaña includes acces to a communal kitchen.

It is possible to stay in a cabaña with private kitchen, please contact StudyTravel for the exact rates. A double room is only possible for students travelling together.

Surcharges cabaña:   single room : 24/12 - 03/03 : €34 per week
double room : 24/12 - 03/03 : €22 per week
Transfer:  

€85

Arrival Airport Transfer in Guayaquil Airport

Return transfer: € 158 per person

All prices include:
- administration fee
- course and accommodation as stated
- attendance certificate

It is possible to borrow the material (grammar, exercise, vocabulary and activity books) by paying a refundable deposit (max € 34).

In 2017 the school will be closed on 27/02/2017, 28/02/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 26/05/2017, 11/08/2017, 02/11/2017, 03/11/2017, 25/12/2017. Holiday lessons are not made up.

Minigroup & surf

Montañita is the home of surfing in Ecuador and known as one of the best sites anywhere in South America!

The minigroup & surf course includes 20 Spanish lessons and 5 surf lessons per week. Each surf lesson takes 1.5 hour approximately.

The surfing conditions are consistent throughout the year and offer the perfect waves for all levels, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced surfer.

Minimum age is 18 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 6 students
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Minigroup & surf without accommodation 251 483
Minigroup & surf with cabaña, double room, no meals 363 706
Minigroup & surf with cabaña, single room, no meals 400 780
Minigroup & surf with host family, single room, halfboard 414 808
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 90 minutes

1 surf lesson = 90 minutes
The surf course does not include the rental of surf board (aprox € 56 per week)

Info cabaña:  

Accommodation in a cabaña includes acces to a communal kitchen.

It is possible to stay in a cabaña with private kitchen, please contact StudyTravel for the exact rates. A double room is only possible for students travelling together.

Surcharges cabaña:   single room : 24/12 - 03/03 : €34 per week
double room : 24/12 - 03/03 : €22 per week
Transfer:  

€85

Arrival Airport Transfer in Guayaquil Airport

Return transfer: € 158 per person

All prices include:
- administration fee
- course and accommodation as stated
- attendance certificate

It is possible to borrow the material (grammar, exercise, vocabulary and activity books) by paying a refundable deposit (max € 34).

In 2017 the school will be closed on 27/02/2017, 28/02/2017, 14/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 26/05/2017, 11/08/2017, 02/11/2017, 03/11/2017, 25/12/2017. Holiday lessons are not made up.

Host family

Staying with a host family offers you the opportunity to be fully immersed in Ecuadorian life. The families are very friendly but please take into account that the facilities are basic by western standard. But it is a unique experience to get to know the habits and customs of these families. Most families only speak Spanish, so it’s a great opportunity to really practice your Spanish and become integrated.

Rooms are single and include half board.

Cabaña

Montanita Eco Cabanas are located in a very nice and quiet area, are just a 3-minute walk to the school, a 2-minute walk to the beach or a 2-minute walk to the centre of Montañita. The Eco Cabanas are very spacious and fully equipped, with large beds, hammocks and fans. There is a large communal area, big kitchen, large swimming pool and Jacuzzi!

These cabañas are ecologically friendly: recycled water to feed the large garden, solar outside lighting, rainwater collection for swimming pool and Jacuzzi and a recycling system – all to help the environment.

All cabañas are large and include a private bathroom. For meals it is possible to use the communal kitchen. For a surcharge you can book a cabaña with private kitchen.
Cabañas are available for single occupancy or shared with a friend or another independent student from school.

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Montañita is a small coastal town located in the province of Santa Elena about 180 kilometres northwest of Guayaquil. The town has grown constantly over the last few years and has become a multicultural beach and paradise for surfing.
The atmosphere makes it a great place to learn Spanish on the beach in Ecuador, meet other travellers and practice and perfect your Spanish with the local community.

In Montañita village and on the two main roads you will find a lot of outdoor cafes, cocktail vendors and artisans. The food is delicious and cheap, whether you taste the local delicatessen like choclos and ceviche from the street vendors or sitting down at the many restaurants with the best chefs in Ecuador. There is a great selection of pancakes and tropical fruit for breakfast and fantastic fresh seafood for the rest of the day.

Montañita is the best location in Ecuador for surfing and organizes many international competitions. With many local dive sites and the famous Isla Del Plata not far away, it is also a diving paradise. Of further interest is Agua Blanca, an important and interesting archaeological site with an interesting history of the Pre-Colombian Era. Besides, there are dozens of beatiful beaches close by to walk, swim or ride horses! Puerto Lopez for example is a great traditional fishing port and is world famous for its whale watching.

The possible outdoor activities are endless and make Montañita not only a funky cool place but also an ideal destination to combine vacations to learn Spanish in Ecuador with a sea view!

Would you like to learn Spanish in Montañita and require further information, or would you like to find out more about StudyTravel? If so, please follow this link or contact us via the following telephone numbers:

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