Yes! You can learn Quichua at EIL Ecuador's Language and Culture Center in Quito, Ecuador with experienced and native Quichua teachers. Individual (one-to-one) Quichua classes are offered all year round.
Quichua (or Quecha) is the most widely spoken indigenous (Indian) language of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. While variations of Quichua are spoken throughout the Andean highlands and Amazon region, communication between the different groups is possible.
While learning Quichua you will also be introduced to the many Indian cultures of Ecuador, their traditions and customs, how they have struggled to maintain their identities since the Spanish Conquest, and about their current movements, political groups and goals.
Our Kichwa courses are taught by native Kichwa speakers who can introduce you to the life and culture of the Andean world.
- Individual classes (One-to-One)
- Group classes
- On –line classes by special request
Acomodations: homestays with Spanish speaking Ecuadorian host families or with a Quichua speaking families if desired. If preferred, hotel or hostal accommodations can be arranged.
Requirements: Age: minimum 18; no maximum Some knowledge of Spanish to interact with everyday Ecuadorian life For more information about this unique opportunity.