Our Students

"My sisters and I spent 4 weeks at the Academia de Espanol Surpacifico, in Ecuador. It was a lovely experience! The teachers were wonderful: well-prepared, organized, and patient. The school provided good host families for all of the students and had many fun activities. The director, Manuel, is kind and caring and takes a real interest in providing for all the students."

- Marin Tollefson

I have been living in Manta for more than four months and have seen various schools. Therefore I can assure you that this one is definitely the best one in Manta! People are more than friendly, very well organized and all of the teachers have experience in teaching languages - which is definitely not the case in any other school I have seen. Furthermore school organizes weekendtrips and parties in order to bring their students a bit closer to real ecuadorian live. Besides all that, Manta is really a cool place to be! So don't hesitate and get to know beautiful Ecuador!

Daniela Hauser

"I spent two weeks at surpacifico and i would highly recomment it. Our teaching was very good and at a good pace! Everyone here is really friendly and will help you with anything and there are lots of extra activities organised so you can get the most out of your stay ? I really enjoyed the salsa! The apartment has everything you need and manta provides everything else to keep you busy! Thank you to everyone at surpacifico."

"Hallo, I am Christine from Munich, Germany! I have visited the Academia Surpacifico in Manta, Ecuador, to learn Spanish. This trip was fantastic! I met a lot of super friendly people, the teachers are excellent and Ecuador is a fascinating and beautiful country...."

Manta Programs

Spanish Group Lessons (2-6 students)

This course consists of 4 hours daily 5 times per week (55 minutes per session), starting every Monday all year round. Students will be taking group classes, with a maximum of six students per classroom to assure the optimal attention for the students. After a placement test and depending on availability, students will be accommodated in the appropriated level.

Students will follow an intensive Spanish program with the following scheme: half of the course is formal class instruction and the other half is practical activities and exercises, all of that oriented to develop the four main skills of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The minimal duration of this course is one week. If we do not reach the minimum number of students required per class in the ability group, group lessons shall be replaced by 15 hours of private lessons (one-on-one).

Spanish Intensive Program (one-on-one instruction)

This course consists of 20 to 35 sessions per week (55 minutes per session) starting every Monday all year round. It has been designed to meet each student's needs according to their level of knowledge, particular interest and own pace to learn. The student will be able to request from their teacher specific exercises always keeping in mind that half the course is formal class instruction and the other half is made of practical activities and exercises.

At the beginning of the course, each student takes a placement test which will help the teacher to tailor the course taking into consideration the level of knowledge and the objectives of the student in order to develop the four main skills of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

The participants will be able to take classes with a rather flexible schedule with a minimum of one-week duration.

Special classes provided in Santa Marianita Beach (kitesurfing spot) with a weekly surcharge of $ 95 usd per week.

Spanish Online

Surpacifico Spanish School provides this modern form of learning at the request of our clients, who cannot travel to a Spanish-speaking country to learn the Spanish language, who want to learn Spanish before a possible trip to a Spanish-speaking country or who want to go on practicing the language after their travel.

We offer private basic-to-advanced courses, so previous experiences are not required. Our qualified teachers have many years of experience and are teaching Spanish as a foreign language. We focus on each student’s interests and personal needs and offer different focal points, such as Conversational Spanish, Survival Spanish, but also customized programs for the student’s professional career objectives, for example business and medical Spanish.

Spanish online allows us to provide very flexible schedules (min. 10hours).


The program “Bildungsurlaub” is especially for German students. It is a 2 weeks program with 30 hours per week (6 hours per day and 5 days per week). Surpacifico Spanish School has the recognition for Berlin, Hamburg and Hessen.