Travel Your Way to Spanish Fluency

Learn Spanish in South America & 

fall in love with its cultures (and people)

  • No-Fail Approach  No exams, no rankings, no grades, no stress
  • Conversation-Focus  Lots of speaking time so you won't "just be good on paper"
  • "Netflix of language schools"  Travel between locations as you wish
  • Family Homestay  Live with a local host for full Spanish & cultural immersion
  • All Levels Appropriate for 'total beginner' thru 'nearly fluent'
  • Supportive Community  Students welcome age 15 to 115
 
 
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Learn Spanish at Any School...or All of Them

spanish school-hopping

A Spanish immersion program carefully designed for your success:

  • Multiple School Choices  All options share the same schedule and curriculum so you can easily "school hop" for a multi-culture (and multi-accent) experience.
  • Activites & Excursions  (Optional) Join us for beyond the classroom events so you get cultural and social exposure. 
  • Micro-Group Conversation  Half of your class-time is spent in ultra-small groups of 4 students, so you get extra speaking practice and are not "just good on paper."
  • Free Snacks, Coffee & Tea  Help yourself at the refreshments table between class as you mingle with other students and staff members.
Spanish Course

Top teachers guide you with caring (but demanding) instruction.

Mini-group classes are split between grammar and conversation, so you won't just be "good on paper."

Classes - Details & Photos

Cultural Activities

Classes are supplemented with cultural activities, such as learning to cook empanadas (above).

Weekend excursions include trips to nearby nature or historic sites.

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(Optional) Homestay

Live with a local host to get additional Spanish practice (and true cultural immersion).

You may also share an apartment with other students.

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Meet Some Ecela Students

"Who else learns Spanish at Ecela?"

Since we opened our doors in 2000, we have had over 19,000 students.  There is no such thing as a "typical" one:
  • Age:  As young as 15 (with guardian) and as "old" as 89.  (Median age is 25, but 20% are over 55.)
  • Nationality: From 48 countries (and counting).  Most represented:  United States (32%), Germany (19%), Brazil (15%), Switzerland (12%)
  • Education/career:  Many are still students, others are on a sabbatical or between jobs, and others are retired.

"Why do they learn Spanish?"

Our students reasons for learning Spanish are as varied as the students themselves:
  • Travel:  Many are taking an extended trip in Latin America and want to get fluent in Spanish for a deeper cultural experience.
  • Career: As the world's 2nd most common language, "fluent in Spanish" is a boost to nearly everyone's resume.
  • Social/Family:  Lots of people come to us because they want to get past the language barrier to improve their social or family connections.

Ecela's locations of Spanish schools in South America

Choose Your Next Step

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