Who We Are - Academia Latinoamericana
We are glad you are here to find out a bit more about life at Academia Latinoamericana de Español and, more importantly, to find out about life in this beautiful and mysterious part of the world.
At Academia Latinoamericana de Español you can study Spanish in the heart of the ancient Inca Empire in Quito, Ecuador, Cusco, Peru, and Sucre, Bolivia. Choose from a great number of excellent programs and quickly develop a working knowledge of Spanish, and learn about the culture and customs of these fascinating Andean countries. Read on to discover the exciting opportunities for study and travel with Academia Latinoamericana de Español.
One of the important features of the Academia experience is that, unlike other study abroad programs which require some degree of fluency, students with little or no Spanish may enrol and study for as long as time permits. Thanks to our excellent testing program you are placed in a class at your exact level of ability. Weekly evaluations enable all students to move through weekly classes in such a way that they are continually challenged but not frustrated by being slightly ahead or slightly behind their classmates. The number of participants in any class is never more than five, and is frequently less. Students move in and out of classes on a weekly basis depending on their ability and their motivation for outside study. Our teachers are all native Spanish speakers who have received extensive training in teaching their language to adult learners.
Academia Latinoamericana is proud to announce an exciting new development in the field of international education, as it offers a unique opportunity for studies in Business, Sciences, Entrepreneurial Development, English as a Second Language and general Liberal Arts Studies including coursework in History, Indigenous Culture, Medical Vocabulary and more. Service Learning, Internships, North American university credits and custom programs on a year-round basis continue as before.
The roster of academic leadership of the Academia-University is:
Founders: Carlos del Corral and Rosita Ortiz de del Corral (+)
Patty de Ribadeneira, Director of the Quito, Ecuador campus
Sandra de Maldonado, Operations Director
Diego del Corral, President
Santiago Ribadeneira, Financial Director
Leonardo Maldonado, Multimedia Director
Mayke Mariscal, Director of the Cusco, Peru campus
Hernán Vidaurre, Director of the Sucre, Bolivia campus
Gaby Munizaga, Javier Cornejo and Juana Flores: Tourism Coordinators
Carolina Narváez, Carolina Cáceres and Mary Guereca: Student Coordinators
Carolina Narváez, Horty Mariscal and Miriam Mostacedo: Volunteer Coordinators
Evelyn Valdeiglesias and Ximena de la Fuente: Administration Assistants
Suzanne Bell, Admissions Director in the United States
Academia Latinoamericana is a privately owned non-profit organization for the Promotion of Education, Culture and Knowledge of Quito, Ecuador.
We are registered and recognized by the Ministry of Education with the Ecuadorian government. In the United States it would be similar to a 501.c3 designation. This allows corporations, individuals and other organizations to donate to us, knowing that we will provide education benefits and instruction in return. As a non-profit, we are able to reinvest income to future development and benefit of all our Ecuadorian and international students.