Eugenio Cordova, the Director of the Instituto Superior de Español, has a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Latin American Literature and another university degree as an Engineer in International Business. He received his degree in Spanish Literature from the Universidad Central del Ecuador (1986-1991), with a final grade of 9.98/10, the best grade received in 20 years! During his 4 years at this University, Eugenio was the Student Body President of 15,000 students.
Eugenio achieved his Engineer in International Business degree at the Universidad del Pacífico (1998-2004); with a reputation as one of the best Universities in Ecuador that only accepts students with excellent grades at the high school level.
Throughout his academic career Eugenio also concentrated on issues mainly concerning the development and betterment of teaching practices. It was while studying Spanish and Literature that he decided Quito would be an ideal place to open a school foreigners to learn Spanish, for the people in Quito speak with a clear dialect. In 1988, the Instituto Superior de Español opened their first school.
Our Teachers - Instituto Superior de Español
Because of our very well 22 years experience teaching Spanish language to foreigners, Instituto Superior de Español knows that only professional teachers with university degrees are able to teach qualified Spanish classes. Only a university degree guarantees that someone may be a good teacher to teach Spanish to fo reigners.
We are the only school in which every teacher owns University degrees of Latin American Literature and Linguistics. All of them are well experienced and most already give lessons for years.
Contract young people without university degree to teach Spanish and pay them for each hour of instruction is cheap but in the law of Ecuador is illegal. In the law of Ecuador teachers has to receive 15 full salaries per year, social security paid for each month and paid vacations. The Instituto Superior de Español is the only Spanish school in Ecuador which has 100% of teachers with university degree (all of them have studied to be teachers) and the only Spanish school in Ecuador which pays professional and complete salaries to all of our appointees.
Moreover, our teachers are all native Ecuadorians, which enables students to have a deeper contact with the Ecuadorian culture, history and lifestyle. The teachers may help better with solving problems if a student has got problems with his/her host family because of cultural differences.