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About us

¡Vamos! is a Spanish language school and Latin Cultural Center based in Cuenca, Ecuador. People from around the world can learn the language and immerse themselves in the culture of Ecuador and Latin America. We offer Spanish classes for beginners, intermediates and advanced students. Besides, we provide a wide range of cultural activities that contribute to learn the language and the culture in a more interactive way. Among those activities we count: salsa classes, cooking classes, film forums and guided trips in the city. We also provide tailored private Spanish lessons one-on-one as well as lessons for kids of all ages.

Our Method

Following the latest researches in language learning and according to the indications of Instituto Cervantes, our teaching method is based on one fundamental premise: Communication.  Thus, our teaching materials are selected and tailored according to how well they engage the student in a meaningful use of the Spanish language in real contexts and situations.

In order to create each curriculum, we follow the Common European Framework of References for Languages as the best internationally recognized standard for describing language proficiency.

Our Teachers

All of our teachers are fully qualified and have professional degrees in the field of teaching languages and/or culture. They are native speakers and have extensive experience teaching Spanish as a second language. They offer students a diverse and well-rounded learning experience and they are fun! Check out the profiles of all our amazing teachers on the staff page.



Carmen Pais

Director & Spanish Teacher

The north of Spain is my home country. There, I studied Psychology at the University of Santiago de Compostela. At the end of my B.Sc., I moved to London in order to expand my horizons. There I studied a Master's degree in Iberian and Latin American Cultural Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. Also, I started to work as a Spanish tutor and I took the Spanish Teaching Certificate from Goldsmith University and Instituto Cervantes. I moved six years later to a very special and dear to me, Eastern-Europe country: Moldova. There, I volunteered in an overcrowded and on the verge of collapse dog and cat shelter. I kept teaching Spanish and ended up moving to Cuenca 5 years ago. During this time, I taught privately and as part of the team of some of the most relevant schools in the city. Recently, I became the proud founder of ¡Vamos! Cuenca Spanish School. I love to travel, read, walk with my dog in the park and cook new recipes.



Rosa Jarama

Spanish Teacher

I was born in Cuenca-Ecuador. After educating and supporting my children, I realized I wanted to do something else for myself. I traveled to the United States for a while and I loved the language. When I returned to my country, I took classes at the Universidad Estatal of Cuenca and got my diploma of English as a Second Language. I started working as an English tutor for private students. Eventually I realized that I felt very comfortable teaching English and I decided to teach my native language. I took the Spanish Teaching Certificate from "IE" International Spanish Institute from Quito-Ecuador. Since then, I have been working for over 12 years teaching Spanish to students from different countries around the world. I have taught in some of the most prestigious Spanish schools in Cuenca. During the pandemic, I have been given online tutorials. I love to teach the language and culture of my country, I also like to do sports, cook and read.

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