I did not tell you that I am learning Spanish here in Quito. But hey, I am an educated pig and so my companions really have to feed my intellect.
I did not prebook anything because it is much cheaper when you do it after arrival. Additionally you can walk in the school and check out the facilities. Learning Spanish in Quito is really popular. So you have a whole lot of schools which cater to all different demands.
A good source for a school overview is the South American Explorer´s office at Leonidas Plaza and Jorge Washington. They provide a list of recommended schools which is also available to non-members.
Prices range between 5 to 9 US$ and many schools also offer leisure time activities such as excursions, dancing (Salsa, Merengue) and cooking classes.
I ended up in the school Simon Bolivar which is on Leonidas Plaza close to the SAE club house. My teacher Monica told me that the area is called "Gringolandia" because there are so many foreigners around.
On the picture you can see Monica trying to teach me the past tense pero no habla espanol. Eso es mas dificil por un puerco pequeno like me. And I guess that was wrong too. Will hop in Carsten´s backpack again now because I am turning dark red.
An ashamed toodaloo, Livingstone.