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Fundación Amauta Cuenca

Fundación Amauta is a non-profit educational organization located in the centre of the historical city of Cuenca. Founded in 2000, the school is dedicated to high quality education and to promoting social and environmental research in South America. The school aims to provide its students with an all-encompassing cultural experience, giving them a personal insight into daily life in Ecuador while improving their Spanish language skills. Fundación Amauta is also committed to supporting local projects and donates a portion of its income to local welfare initiatives, as well as providing scholarships and financial aid to local children from low-income families. 

In addition to its standard group and private Spanish classes, Fundación Amauta gives you the opportunity to combine your lessons with classes on Ecuadorian culture or to focus on Spanish for medicine or business. For those interested in the school’s welfare projects, we recommend undertaking a volunteer placement during your stay – volunteering can be arranged for projects related to education, health or conservation. Fundación Amauta also offers a special four-week course that combines Spanish lessons with travel and activities. The ‘Travelling Classroom’ program enables you to spread your classes over four different destinations (Quito, Cuenca, Montañita and Manta) ensuring you see as much of the country as possible during your stay. You can find out more about the Travelling Classroom program here.

Fundación Amauta is housed in a colonial style house that is just a short walk away from many of Cuenca's most important landmarks and museums. To help you to get to know this beautiful city and the local culture, the school organizes a weekly activity program that includes tours of the city, salsa lessons, museum visits and cooking workshops. The school’s staff can also help you to arrange weekend excursions, such as to El Cajas National Park or the Ingapirca Ruins. 

At Fundación Amauta, it is possible to arrange courses for children as young as three years old. If you would like to discuss course options for your children, please contact us.

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School Facts

School size:

small

Classrooms:

14

High season:

January - August

Location

Fundación Amauta, Hermano Miguel 7-48 (Sucre & Presidente Córdova), Cuenca, Ecuador

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Courses

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Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
560 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 2-6
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
800 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,200 USD (4 weeks)
  • 30 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
960 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • 10 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: min. 2-3
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,360 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: min. 2-3
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
1,360 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • 10 private culture lessons per week (includes tours and activities in the city with your teacher)
  • Please note that some days the number of standard lessons may be reduced so that you have more time for your culture lessons but you will always have 30 lessons in total per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
4
Weeks: 4
1,999 USD (4 weeks)
  • One week of Group Course 20 (20 standard lessons per week) in Quito, Cuenca, Manta and Montañita
  • Activities and excursions
  • Includes Travelling Classroom Accommodation
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 2-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1
Weeks: 1
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  • 20 standard lessons
  • Activities and excursions
  • Includes accommodation with a host family in Cuenca and two meals a day
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 2-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2019-01-07 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-27 | 2019-06-24 | 2019-07-22 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-10-14 | 2019-11-11 | 2019-12-09
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
800 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 private business Spanish lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
600 USD (4 weeks)
  • 15 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 5
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
800 USD (4 weeks)
  • 20 private medical Spanish lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 60
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.

Accommodation

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Meals
Bathroom
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Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
588 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): max. 30 minutes
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities available
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 16
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
-
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (by public transport): max. 30 minutes
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities available
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
0 USD (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Quito, Cuenca, Manta: Single room in a host family with two meals a day
  • Montañita: Dorm room in a cabin (self catering)
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18

Transfer

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Direction
Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24h
Operating Hours: 24h
0 USD
Price: 0 USD
  • Free transfer for students staying with one of Fundación Amauta's host families

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