Yanapuma's Spanish school in Cuenca offers the same high quality Spanish instruction as our school in Quito, with the added advantage of being in this wonderful historic city in the Andes. We offer regular group and individual classes as well as cultural programs for students of all ages and all skill levels. Cuenca is a tranquil and relaxed city, much quieter than Quito, and with a reputation for being safe, making it the perfect place to explore the history and culture of Ecuador while you learn Spanish with Yanapuma.
The school is located between the new and the old part of the city, so it is the perfect starting point to get around it. The wood details and large windows overlooking the Tomebamba River of our early 20th century brick building, allows us to see hummingbirds approaching flowers from time to time. Each of our six spacious and comfortable classrooms are designed to cater to our small groups. Our staff is at the disposal of students at all times, to assist them with any queries, not only from a language wise, but on any topic.A coffee maker with aromatic Ecuadorian coffee and a kettle with local herbal tea is also available. The school has WI-FI in all its spaces, even in the small outdoor garden. We always share information about weekly activities and everything that goes on in the city. The activities that we carry out at the school and outside are really fun. THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Cuenca is a city designed for walking, and there’s no better place to start a stroll than from the school to Calle Larga, which its numerous museums, small restaurants and hotels, traditional bakeries and artisan workshops. The city center is another option, located only 500 meters from the school. If you’re interested in doing some shopping, practicing sports, going to the movies, or even attending a football match, a short walk is all you need to reach the new part of the city. This district maintains many traditional features, but amidst a growing cosmopolitan and varied offer. THE CITY With a history that goes back thousands of years, from the pre-Columbian to the colonial and the Republican eras, Cuenca is considered the most beautiful city of Ecuador by tourists. Its diversity manifests itself in its multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites designations, the historic center, the Camino del Inca, or Qhapaq Ñan, and the recognition to the weavers of Panama hats. El Cajas, located nearby, houses one of the most important wetlands of the Andes. But more importantly, its warm and close people make foreigners immediately feel welcomed with kindness. Very close to the Pacific coast (Guayaquil is only a 3-hour drive away), and the border with Peru (only a 4-hour drive away), Cuenca is also the starting point for enjoying all that Ecuador and the Andes have to offer,
Great lessons, structured to what we wanted and needed. Lovely teacher, very calm and took her time with us Would be nice to have lessons outside of the classroom to be able to practice our spanish in the real world more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Cuenca that is right for you. There are Spanish courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General Spanish courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Most general Spanish courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.