QuitoLeading Spanish Learning Destination in Southamerica

 
Program designed for those involved in health care, or pursuing a career in medicine. It combines structured medical Spanish lessons, medical rotations and cultural experience.

Overview
AGS has designed a customized program combining half-day Spanish lessons and half-day observational rotations for students and professionals in the medical field, with three primary goals: 1) Development and improvement of language skills in Spanish; 2) Exposure to Ecuadorian health settings through observational rotations accompanying doctors or residents in hospitals and clinics in Quito; 3) Cultural immersion through home stay and scheduled excursions to beautiful sites in Ecuador.

Starting dates
Every Monday of the year

The minimum commitment for this program is 2 weeks.
 

Quito Medical Spanish details and prices

  • Medical Spanish
  • Clinical Exposure/Hospital & Clinic Rotations
  • Medical Sites
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eligibility
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Program options and prices

AGS works with highly trained professors who have experience in the medical Spanish instruction. After evaluating the language skill level, students will be accommodated in one of the levels of our study program. During the first weeks, the students normally take general Spanish lessons in the morning and medical Spanish lessons in the afternoon. Classes are normally set in small groups, 3-4 participants in average.
AGS is ready to organize customized group classes upon request if participants have a particular interest, such as emergency medicine groups, etc.

AGS’s philosophy is to customize a medical Spanish program for each student or group. The medical program offers a comprehensive learning experience through observational rotations in public hospitals and clinics. All attempts are made, when is possible, to tailor the clinical experience to the student’s specific medical interests. This rotation will provide eye-opening exposure to the health care system in Ecuador, especially in the poorest patient populations. Rotations are usually 3-4 hours in duration per day, 3-5 days a week depending of the student´s interests and site availability.
Medical rotations are mostly observational, but depending on your skills and Spanish knowledge, doctors will let you do some procedures and gain an interactive patient-doctor interaction.

The medical program maintains distinct relationships with both public and private hospitals and clinics in Quito, including Clínica Pichincha, Maternidad Isidro Ayora, Hospital Eugenio Espejo and other health centers in the city.

The medical coordinator structures the rotation according to the student’s interest and level of medical knowledge in addition to site availability. In general, students will be exposed to two different sites. However, students with a very basic Spanish proficiency level or limited medical training may be restricted from certain medical sites, though there are plenty of opportunities for those with limited Spanish or medical training.

Participants are exposed to different cultural traditions and practices not only in their clinical rotations, but also by living with an Ecuadorian family. To complement the academic aspect of the program, AGS organizes a variety of activities including salsa and cooking classes as well as weekly excursions to popular tourist attractions.

Anyone studying or practicing in health-related fields (pre-med and medical students, doctors, dental students, dentists, nursing students, nurses, physician assistants, EMTs and those involved in public health) with proficiency levels, ranging from minimal to advanced Spanish skills. The AGS Medical Spanish and Cultural Immersion Program can be arranged for individuals or groups of students.

The accommodation includes the following services:
• Private room
• Breakfast and dinner
• Laundry service once a week

In special cases, AGS can arrange other forms of accommodation in apartments or hotels.

The following options have been tailored according to the time availability of most participants. However, AGS is able to arrange customized programs with additional Spanish lessons and / or clinic rotations.

It is always important to consider the better Spanish skills you have, the more you can get from this experience.

A) Four-weeks program options:
In this option the program begins the first week with Spanish instruction and the medical rotations begin the third week, after the student has completed the basic requirements of the Spanish language.

A.1)  90 hours of Spanish, two weeks of rotations, four weeks accommodation, four one day tours.
• 90 hours of group Spanish instruction: 80 hours of Spanish immersion lessons plus 10 hours of medical Spanish.
• Accommodation with home stay half-board.
• Two weeks of clinical rotations, 3-4 hours daily, 3-5 days per week, depending on the requirements of the student and site availability.
• Four one day tours that you can choose to do in the weekends**
Price: US $ 1850

A.2)  90 hours of Spanish, two weeks of rotations, four weeks accommodation.
• 90 hours of group Spanish instruction: 80 hours of Spanish immersion lessons plus 10 hours of medical Spanish.
• Accommodation with home stay half-board.
• Two weeks of clinical rotations, 3-4 hours daily, 3-5 days per week, depending on the requirements of the student and site availability.
Price: US $ 1690

A.3)  80 hours of Spanish, two weeks of rotations, four weeks accommodation.
• 80 hours of group Spanish instruction
• Accommodation with home stay half-board.
• Two weeks of clinical rotations, 3-4 hours daily, 3-5 days per week, depending on the requirements of the student and site availability.
Price: US $ 1620

B) Three-weeks program options:
In this option the program begins the first week with Spanish instruction and the medical rotations begin the second week, after the student has completed the basic requirements of the Spanish language.

B.1)  70 hours of Spanish, two weeks of rotations, three weeks accommodation, three one day tours.
• 70 hours of group Spanish instruction: 60 hours of Spanish immersion lessons plus 10 hours of medical Spanish.
• Accommodation with home stay half-board.
• Two weeks of clinical rotations, 3-4 hours daily, 3-5 days per week, depending on the requirements of the student and site availability.
• Three one day tours that you can choose to do in the weekends**
Price: US $ 1480

B.2)  70 hours of Spanish, two weeks of rotations, three weeks accommodation.
• 70 hours of group Spanish instruction: 60 hours of Spanish immersion lessons plus 10 hours of medical Spanish.
• Accommodation with home stay half-board.
• Two weeks of clinical rotations, 3-4 hours daily, 3-5 days per week, depending on the requirements of the student and site availability.
Price: US $ 1360

B.3)  60 hours of Spanish, two weeks of rotations, three weeks accommodation.
• 60 hours of group Spanish instruction
• Accommodation with home stay half-board.
• Two weeks of clinical rotations, 3-4 hours daily, 3-5 days per week, depending on the requirements of the student and site availability.
Price: US $ 1290

C) Two-weeks program options:
In this option the program begin since the first week with Spanish instruction and the medical rotations.

C.1)  40 hours of Spanish, two weeks of rotations, two weeks accommodation, two one day tours.
• 40 hours of group Spanish instruction
• Accommodation with home stay half-board.
• Two weeks of clinical rotations, 3-4 hours daily, 3-5 days per week, depending on the requirements of the student and site availability.
• Two one day tours that you can choose to do in the weekends**
Price: US $ 1110

C.2)  40 hours of Spanish, two weeks of rotations, two weeks accommodation.
• 40 hours of group Spanish instruction.
• Accommodation with home stay half-board.
• Two weeks of clinical rotations, 3-4 hours daily, 3-5 days per week, depending on the requirements of the student and site availability.
Price: US $ 1010

Regardless our pre-set options you can always add more group general o medical Spanish lessons and even extra medical rotations weeks. After the program ends, students can book private Spanish lessons online with our instructors to continue improving their medical Spanish skills.

Medical program more info

  • What is included
  • Group lessons
  • Holidays
  • LEVELS, CLASS DURATION AND MATERIALS
  • Certificates
  • Airport pickup Quito
  1. Introductory info pack
  2. Study materials
  3. Medical rotations
  4. Homestay accommodation
  5. Spanish certificate in AGS
  6. Access to videos and documentaries in Spanish
  7. Free Wi-Fi
  8. Extracurricular activities: Tropical dance classes, Ecuadorian cooking classes, sports, movies, etc.
  9. Affordable trips and excursions
  10. Information and travel consultancy service for Ecuador and South America (assistance with reservations, confirmations and more)
  11. Coffee, purified water and natural tea

After a placement test, and based upon availability, students will be accommodated in one of six levels.

The groups have a maximum of five students per class ensuring each student is given plenty of attention and learning needs catered for.

*If the minimum number of students in your ability group is not reached, your lessons will be replaced with 16 hours of private lessons.

The school has established six Spanish levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2

• Beginner (60 hours)
• Basic (60 hours)
• Intermediate A (60 hours) and B (60 hours)
• Advanced (80 hours)
• Superior (80 hours)

These hours are an average and, they can change depending on the type of lesson that the student chooses (individual or group lessons) and their skills.
Each lesson hour has duration of 50 minutes and they take place from Monday to Friday, except for official holidays (see the following heading) which are recoverable (only for private lessons).

Classes are programmed between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm. All group courses start on Monday; students may begin their classes any Monday or Tuesday. However if they begin on Tuesday, that Monday is not recoverable.

The school has its own material in combination with international Spanish text books and other materials (e.g. newspapers, songs, literature, cassettes / cds, videos and grammar exercises) including the use of videos and other audio-visual materials. In the case of tailored programs for professionals (e.g. Medical Spanish) the school uses specialized books and material.

Participants will be able to choose a program with a minimum duration of one week, after that every student can ask for a certificate of participation in the program specifying the level that the student has reached during their program. Students can also ask for an evaluation exam to receive a certificate of the level they have achieved.

AGS Promotions

  • Quito + Amazon School
  • Culture program
  • Student´s apartment
  • Galapagos tours
  • Amazon tours

Special discount price!

Special price program package

10% off  when you choose a 3-4 weeks combined program with Quito and the Amazon branch.

Now the Amazon school is at your reach!

Special discount price!

Culture program discount AGS

15% off for Spanish and Culture program in our Quito Spanish school. This promotion is available with private and group clases.

Discover the bets of our capital city!

Great accommodation price

Great price for students apartment AGS

US $12 per day, $84 per week. Student’s Apartment - Shared dorm (maximum 3 people), furnished with cooking facilities.

Best valued accommodation!

Up to 60% off

Galapagos discounted tours AGS

Special students discounts and last minute opportunities with Galapagos cruises. If you are thinking to go don´t miss the opportunity, we ensure the best deal.

We will make your Galapagos dreams come true!

Special prices for our students in GAIA Amazon Lodge!

Special price Amazon tours

Three days, two nights package $160. (regular price US $240)  Excursions, activities, accommodation and full board included. More days packages are available too.

Don´t miss the opportunity to visit the Amazon Rainforest!

Why Choose us?

  • • Five branch locations to move, discover and enjoy! +

    AGS offers a grand and flexible opportunity to move between our branch schools. With five fantastic locations to choose between, each student can construct his/her own program of both study and travel within Ecuador. Students have complete flexibility to change schools while maintaining their study program.
  • • Free Tutoring and conversational Club 4 learning - Quito School +

    Our Quito school gives you even more chances to improve your Spanish and fluency. With the guidance of a teacher, every Tuesday and Thursday you can interact with other students. Tutoring and group activities form the basis of the “Club for Learning.” The club creates real life situations for learning and practicing Spanish, such as games and visits to different locations. 
  • • Extracurricular and weekend activities +

    During the week you can participate in a variety of activities organized by the school such as salsa lessons, cooking lessons, Club 4 learning - Quito, visits to different sights and so much more. In the weekends we will offer you a wide range of trips and tour options that you can do by yourself with our advice or also you can arrange it with a partner tour operator.  We are always happy to assist you in designing and arranging your travel in Ecuador. Our goal is that you meet and enjoy with other students our Latin Ecuadorian culture and our beautiful country! 
  • • Professional and friendly schools +

    For AGS, it is important to have experienced professors with good teaching skills who can teach in a friendly and personal manner. Our objective to make every student feel like a member of our school family. A safe and friendly environment will help in learning Spanish and planning your visit to Ecuador.
  • • Volunteer opportunities +

    We are committed to volunteer options that have a positive impact on both the Ecuadorian people and their environment.  These opportunities will enrich your values and widen your experiences as well as gaining useful language learned in the workplace! 
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