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About Our Spanish School

 

 

Acredited School in Ecuador  
Jose Cristóbal Colón Spanish Language School was founded on April 4, 1997 by the Notaria 17ª in Quito and is dedicated to teaching Spanish as a foreign language. The school has been authorized to operate as an educational establishment by Ecuador’s Ministry of Education since 1996, Nª 029-SD-DINEPP.
 

 

   
Building  
We are situated in a colonial style house with more than 15 cubicles designed for private lessons. If you prefer the outdoors, we have tables outside where you can do your lessons. There is a patio where students can relax, two terraces, and a comfortable living room for reading the newspaper, drinking coffee or watching TV.
 
Dr. José Aguirre
Founder & Director

Degree in Castilian Literature (1990); PhD in Educational Research at the Central University of Ecuador (1996); 15 years as a Spanish teacher in Ecuador and various countries in South America and Europe. Founder and current Director of the Cristóbal Colón Spanish School in Quito - Ecuador.

Author & Co- Author of The Sistema IE “System of teaching and learning Spanish as a foreign language” textbooks written in standard lexic communication.

   
Dra. Marcia García
Academic Director
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Degree in Castilian Literature (1990); Educational Research Director at the Central University of Ecuador(1993); 22 years as a Spanish language teacher.

Academic Director at Cristóbal Colón Spanish School in Quito, Professor at the San Francisco University in Quito, and AECON Corporation in Canada. Author & Co-aouthor of the IE System, “System of teaching and learning Spanish as a foreign language”

Currently the Director of IE International in Spanish in Ecuador

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A Word From Our Director

 

 

Dear students, Teachers (June 2017)

I’m the proud founder and director of the Cristóbal Colón Spanish School. I’m very pleased with the progress we’ve made since our opening in 1997, a progress that would never have been possible without the students that we have received from all over the world and also all the teachers & other staff that have worked here.

Over the years, our School has become one of the most popular Spanish schools in Quito, not only because of the quality of our teaching & teachers but also because of the quality of our relationship with our students & our great level of flexibility.

I’m looking forward to welcoming our future students and volunteers as well as future improvements to our school.

My academic achievements (Degree in Castilian Literature; PhD in Educational Research – Central University of Ecuador), my personal and professional experience in the field of education and my total dedication to this field have enabled me to contribute meaningfully to the improvement of the teaching of Spanish language as a foreign language in Latin America. I've applied innovative methodology and created a body teaching and study material consistent with our experience, culture and national image. I authored the textbook Sistema IE “System of teaching and learning Spanish as a foreign language” that is used in schools across Ecuador and Latin America. It reflects my innovative teaching approach as well as the influence of my 15 years of teaching experience in various countries in Latin America and Europe. Books published

Furthermore, to ensure the quality of our teaching and training of our teachers, our school is closely linked to the Instituto IE, which is a reference in Ecuador for the training of teachers of Spanish as a foreign language. All of our teachers have undergone training at the Instituto in order to obtain the Spanish foreign language teaching diploma. Every month, as facilitator at the Instituto IE, I lead a professional development session with the teachers of Cristóbal Colón to ensure that we maintain the highest standards at the school.


I would like to welcome all our new students and volunteers to our school and invite them to help us make our school better. Thank you for browsing our website and our Facebook page to learn more about us and please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions that you might have.

 

Gracias y bienvenidos a nuestra familia en Ecuador!

José Aguirre

 
 
 

 

Cristobal Colon Spanish School in Quito

Since 1997

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