•  More then 20 years experience as a Teacher Spanish schools in Ecuador and Europe.

  • Graduate in Spanish Language and Literature, Universidad of Loja. Ecuador.

  • Graduate in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language.Catholic University,Quito, Ecuador.

  • Secondary Education Teacher, University of Loja,Ecuador.

  • Ex-Director and Owner of the "Renovación Spanish School". Quito.Ecuador.

My Spanish lessons in Quito, Ecuador are based on the method of total immersion, where right from the start you hear the language and then begin to speak it.  As the classes develop, grammar, pronunciation, grammar exercises and conversation topics are introduced. 

Conversation topics can cover a wide variety of themes such as politics, economics, education, travel, culture and of course themes relating to Ecuadorian life and culture.  There would also be an emphasis on idiomatic expressions and pronunciation exercises, and a lot of focus on conversation, using oral and written excercises to enhance these skills.

The only thing you’ll need to learn Spanish in Ecuador is a desire to learn; the course includes all the materials necessary to have you using and speaking the language in no time.

Ecuador where I am able to use their premises to hold my classes. If the student is interested in other activities outside of the Ecuador Language School program, as an extra class or special activity one day per week, we could visit the colonial centre of Quito, museums and churches, the tourist centre at ‘The Middle of the World’, and indigeneous markets such as Saquisili and Otavalo among others.


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The classes can be held wherever the student wants, at their place of residence, at my house or in language schools in Quito,

At the beginning of the course, having evaluated the student orally and on paper, the student and I will work out a study plan taking into account the students requirements, the length of the course and my suggestions.The courses are geared towards beginners as well as intermediate and advanced students.  I have also prepared courses in conversation for professionals in different areas such as law, engineering, economics, tourism, retail, and voluntary work among others.As with many other language schools in Quito, Ecuador the course is divided into three levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced:

Unlike other Ecuador Language Schools. I can also give lessons in Puerto Lopez and in the Amazon jungle.  If you would like details of these programs, I can send you the relevant information.

Sessions :  60 minutes

Location :  The classes can be held wherever the student wants, at their place of residence, at my house or in language schools in Quito,

Rate :         $ 8 / hr  and  $10 /hr (Online Lesson)

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At this level, we begin by studying the basics.  The use of basic conversational and grammatical structures enables the student to be able to communicate almost straightaway.


The aims of the intermediate course are that the student will be able to communicate clearly, effectively and fluidly, and improve their level of understanding, and oral and written expression.


In the advanced course, we will study different structures from the comparative to the subjunctive,that will enable the student to communicate with ease in different environments that he or she may need to.

In order to get an idea of how other students have found my classes you can look at our comments book:

I scoured the net researching countless Spanish Schools in Ecuador before coming across Mariana’s Private Spanish classes in Quito. I am not sure how many Spanish schools in Quito could offer the same service and teaching competency of Mariana. While many Spanish schools in Ecuador can organise a prívate homestay, not may will also allow you to live with your Spanish teacher- as is with the case with Mariana’s service. Spanish schools in Quito are also generally located in the tourist centre of the city, however I wasn’t interested in meeting other English tourists as I wanted to truly immerse myself in the Spanish language and Ecuadorian culture. It was this desire that drove me to choose Mariana’s private Spanish programm over other Spanish schools in Quito and I don’t regret my decision one bit. 

I cannot thank Mariana enough for my unforgettable learning experience with her family in Ecuador. In only a matter of weeks my Spanish advanced beyond my belief. The household and class communication is based on complete Spanish immersion and the classes whether in her home or over Skype reflect Mariana's dedication and passion towards her student's progression and Spanish proficiency. After 2 and a half months studying with Mariana I had learned more Spanish than what I could have learnt in university or a group based Spanish school in Ecuador. 

I also had the opportunity to study with Mariana on the Ecuadorian coast and was so impressed with her service that I decided to take classes with her over Skype to tweek my Spanish while working in Mexico. If you're looking to seriously learn Spanish, look further than your average Spanish school in Quito and take lessons with Mariana!


- Sarah Wordsworth. Australia