Welcome to our fascinating and the mysterious green world of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

Welcome to our fascinating and the mysterious green world of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

Study Spanish in the Shuar Territory and feel their culture

Study Spanish in the Shuar Territory and feel their culture

Our classes and programs are for everybody around the world

Our classes and programs are for everybody around the world

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Combine learning Spanish with the most relaxing and exciting activities in to the jungle

Combine learning Spanish with the most relaxing and exciting activities in to the jungle

Spanish Courses and Programs

Find the best course or program to become fluent in no time.

Individual Spanish Classes

The course have the principal goal to do an integrated four-skills approach.

Group Spanish Classes

Conversations combined with grammar, vocabulary, reading and pronunciation.

Online Spanish Classes

Online Spanish Course offer a personal contact with your teacher via Skype

Spanish Program Sucua

Sucua is located approximately 900 m.  with 16.000 inhabitants between shuar and mestiza.

Shuar Community Program

Live the Spanish language and feel the Shuar Culture

Voyager Program

Study Spanish and Trip on the Coast, Amazonia, the Andes and Galapagos

Who we are ?

We are a family that have lived in Quito, there, our main activity was, the Spanish teaching as a second language, I was a Director of a Spanish School and my wife has been an Academic Director and also, has taught Spanish. 
Now, we are six members, Tony 22, Joelle 21, Emilio 15, Romina 12, mama and papa 
This was one of the reasons why we decided to change our way of life and also the place; we decided to live in a small village, quiet, safe y with a little more time for our children, now we are living in small city called Sucúa, in the jungle, a village with about 10.000 inhabitants.
Since we arrived here, have seen the natural and human wealth and the great opportunity in order to Spanish students have a different experience to the big city one.

Our philosophy is to treat both staff and students with respect, and to learn from cultural differences. We encourage an atmosphere of support, openness and understanding. Our course include not only the Spanish language but also South American cultural awareness. We believe that it is important not only to teach you the Spanish language, but also to help you understand and acclimatise to South American life. And of course, we want you to have fun in the process !

We want offer you different options as studying the language in a very quiet place, opportunities to get know and share more about indian people (Shuar community), and the most important is, taking Spanish classes with us that have experience and kind and gentle treatment.
Furthermore, students can combine the language study with other social activities such as teaching children in public schools, working in the farm, social work in shuar communities, etc.

We\'d like to welcome you to Ecuador and Sucua, and we hope you have an enjoyable and rewarding stay here, and enjoy studying Spanish. 

Programa Chaka

The program is running by us. It provides much-needed academic tutoring and social service support to low-income students from underserved urban neighborhoods and shuar communities around of Sucua


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Accommodation

We are ready to make the stay of all our students very fun and memorable.

Our house

The house offers a cozy, quiet and very suitable for teaching Spanish to foreign students.

Typical food

We can prepare a typical Shuar dish that is the Ayampaco and another national and international food

Room + private bathroom

Double room, 16m2, with a private bathroom 3.5m2, Wi-Fi, easy access to all comunal areas.

In your free time

We offer the students a great way to enjoy some of the beautiful places surrounding Sucua with a special atention in the nature and the indigenous shuar

Cascada Kintia Panki

Kintia Panky means "Boa that obscures the waterfall".

Parque Botanico Sucua

The botanical park is formed by a set of hills that cover a dense vegetation.

Rio Upano

The Upano River is an important river in the eastern part of the country. Rafting

Comunidad Shuar Kumpas

Treeking - Waterfalls- Painting - Shuar Dance - Crafts- Typical food - Bird watching

Sangay National Park

With its outstanding natural beauty and two active volcanoes.

Atillo complex lagoons

This is part of a complex of 55 laggons in Sangay National Park.

Aventura Amazonica Complex

it is a place that offers services of distraction, recreation and rest; It has wave pool, bar services, dance floor, restaurant service, spa, etc.

Sports

The Amazon region offers the opportunity to do many adventure sports and other sports activities: hiking, biking, rafting, camping, canoeing

Our stories

Spanish Learning Program is more than a language ... a culture

“El concepto de indio en América: una categoría colonial” de Guillermo Bonfil Batalla (1972)

fuente: Portal Indianista Katarista

La definición de indio o indígena (términos que en este ensayo se emplean indistintamente) no es una mera preocupación académica ni un problema semántico. Por lo menos, no lo es en la medida en que se reconozca que el término en cuestión designa una categoría social específica y, por lo tanto, al definirla es imprescindible establecer su ubicación dentro del contexto más amplio de la sociedad global de la que forma parte. Y esto, a su vez, está preñado de consecuencias de todo orden, que tienen que ver con aspectos teóricos y con problemas prácticos y políticos de enorme importancia para los países que cuentan con población indígena.Read More

Fiestas Sucua

Fiestas Sucua 2018

El alcalde del cantón Sucúa, Saúl Cárdenas invita a la ciudadanía a participar de los diversos eventos culturales, sociales y deportivos, con motivo de a celebración de los 56 años de cantonización de este bello cantón denominado “Paraíso de la Amazonia”  a desarrollarse del sábado 17 al sábado 8 de diciembre del presente año.Read More

Explore Testimonials

Here is what our students have to say about our Spanish classes and programs:

Sabes ! Es algo interesante - yo fui aquí para aprender Español y en cambio o en adición, yo aprendí mucho mas sobre el espíritu de humanidad. Gracias Diego para este lección que no tiene precio. Este lección es inolvidable y voy a recordar por todo mi vida.

Drusiano Solari

EEUU

Muchas gracias para tu trabajo, tus esfuerzos y tus chistes. Yo necesito salir ahora, pero la Escuela siempre se quedará en mi memoria y espero que tu tampoco olvides que tienes un amigo en Suiza !

Beat Frauenfelder

Switzerland

Estando con ustedes yo estuve una alumna de ningún modo brillante. Pero intento ahora escribir algunas palabras de agradecimiento en español. Durante mi tiempo en Ecuador tú estuviste ocuparte de mi como Martín lo hubiera hecho, como un hijo para su madre, lecciones, invitaciones, excursiones, visita de museos. Con muchas gracias te deseo buena suerte, buena saludad y prosperidad !

Theresa Flueler

Switzerland

Ich und meine Freundin Nadia Garabal verbrachten eine Woche in Sucua. Wir waren begeistert von dieser autentischen, kleinen Stadt! Wir fühlten uns sehr schnell gut aufgehoben und wurden von allen Seiten mit offenen Armen empfangen. Diego, Jimena, die ganze Familie so wie Freunde besitzen eine herzensgute, offene und lustige Art, wie ich sie noch nirgends anders auf der Welt gesehen habe. Da Jimena und Diego mit uns ein „einfaches“ Spanisch gesprochen haben, war es uns, trotz unserem Anfängerlevel, unlaublich schnell möglich alle Konversationen nur noch in Spanisch zu führen. Dadurch lernten wir in kurzer Zeit sehr viel dazu! Durch diesen Aufenthalt waren wir danach fähig, uns ohne Probleme mit Spanisch durch das Leben zu schlagen. Neben den wunderschönen Ausflügen in die Natur, besuchten wir die Shuar, ein indigenes Volk, welches trotz teils Anpassung an die Zivilisation, ihre Bräuche pflegt, und einem so in eine Welt hinein führt, die man bei uns nicht kennt. Diego, ein begabter Koch, versorgte uns immer bestens, indem er uns jegliche Spezialitäten zeigte, die uns immer super schmeckten! ¡Que rico! Ich kann einen Aufenthalt hier jedem empfehlen, der das Leben von Ecuador richtig kennenlernen und nebenbei Spanisch lernen oder verbessern möchte! ¡Saludos de Suiza!

Joelle Schenkel

Switzerland

I have only been in Sucua for a week but it feels like I have been a part of family my whole life.

Jared Ballard

United States

Thank you very much Diego and Jimena ... I learned Spanish and enjoyed my time with all family

Courtney Preston

UK