jueves, 13 de abril de 2017

Holy Week

In Ecuador the celebration of the holy week has some particular characteristics. The Processions around the city and the preparation of “Fanesca” a Typical ecuadorian dish are the main activities that people use to do a long of this this week.

We celebrate de holy week in Viva Verde Spanish School preparing “Fanesca”. It´s important to say that each region of Ecuador have a different way to prepare though is essential the use of the grains.

In the following link you could find the full recipe we use to prepare “Fanesca”


by: Joselito 

martes, 7 de marzo de 2017

Ecuadorian Culture

Lear about the culture of Ecuador

The culture in Ecuador have the influence of indigenous and the Spanish people from colonial`s time, so that why we can find a mixture in their buildings, crafts, food and music.

In Vida Verde Spanish School, we usually have break where students learn about our culture. They enjoy these activities because is something different for them and also they feel curious about the musical, about the food, is common seeing our students fascinated about the fruits and ingredients that we show in the classes lesson we bring every week.

 Cultural resources make different this country. 

You could also be part of this amazing family “Vida Verde Spanish School”
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martes, 14 de febrero de 2017

Get to know our Spanish School in Ecuador

In keeping with our name, we strive to keep our Spanish school green. Rosa, Vida Verde's founder and director, loves to grow plants indoor and outdoor around the school. :)
Behind the school there is a large patio where teachers and students have coffee and lunch breaks and can enjoy Quito's marvellous sunny days. Many of our school activities also take place there. In the kitchen, coffee and tea is available all day. Wifi is available for all students. The classrooms are private and cozy with plenty of daylight.


Our Spanish school is located in a very pleasant neighborhood close to the tourist district, in the heart of modern Quito. The historic colonial center ("Old Town"), local markets, several parks and many other attractions worth a visit are close by. At our office you can pick up a handy street map of Quito on which we have marked our Spanish school, several parks, neighborhoods and other points of interest.

Vida Verde means Green Life!

Not only do we adorn our school with plants and flowers, but Vida Verde is a part of the growing green movement in Ecuador. We have built partnerships with selected environmental and conservation-based projects. Furthermore we support the Rio Muchacho Organic Farm with 10% of the school's profits.
Vida Verde offers a number of exciting options for students to both study Spanish and participate in responsible ecotourism at the same time. Through our Study in the Jungle and Study on the Coast programs, teachers accompany students and give classes "on location" as part of an integrated study/tourism adventure. We can also assist you in organizing internships within our green partnerships.

viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2015



In ecuador, christmas has a very familiar atmosphere. Traditionally, the whole family reunites to a big dinner early at night. In order to give "Papá Noel", Santa Claus, the chance to bring the presents at midnight, everybody goes to bed early. Then, at 4am in the morning, the family gets up again to open the presents that have been placed beneath the christmas tree.

Other than in the US or in many parts of europe, most of the christmas trees in ecuador are actually fake trees, as it is forbidden to sell of by pine trees because of their rarity in south america.
But one tradition that is similar to the US is the food: Turkey is the typical dish, but as the bird is very expensive, many families compromise by serving chicken.
A definetly typical food from ecuador are the "Pristiños", a sweet dessert made out of fried dough with honey.





viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2015

Fiestas de Quito!


Every year in the week leading up to the 6th of december, the whole city goes crazy!
On the 6th, the foundation of Quito is celebrated. THerefore, in the end of november, a "Queen of Quito" is elected to organise tons of cultural and fun activities such as theather, concerts and "Chivas", open busses with mini-discos on them! 


¡Felices fiestas de Quito!

jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2015

¡¡¡¡Christmas Discount!!!!

 We are getting closer and closer to the end of the year and all the festivities!
At Vida Verde, we are already feeling the cristmas spirit and would like to let you feel a part of it, too!
If you take spanish lessons in Quito until the end of 2015, we will offer you



For more information, just contact us through info@vidaverde.com and we will be happy to help you!

lunes, 12 de octubre de 2015

Save Travels!

Last friday, we had to say goodbye to two dear students and friends, Volker and Neil!


We wish you all your best for your following trip, Volker!
And Neil, we hope you arrived savely back in the states!
It was a great time and we hope to see you again soon!