Lorena & Marcelo / Founders

Raices Spanish School Group of Students in Mitad del Mundo, Quito – Ecuador

Students at Raices Spanish School

Our Legacy.

Founded with a vision to bridge cultural gaps and foster global understanding, Raíces Spanish School stands tall as a beacon of exceptional Spanish language instruction.

We offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to the unique needs of our students, encompassing one-to-one lessons, group lessons, online courses, Spanish immersion tours, activity-based learning, Andean music lessons, and numerous volunteering opportunities.

Our teaching methodology is individualized and systematized, designed to cater to the specific needs of each student. Whether you’re a beginner, an intermediate learner, or an advanced Spanish speaker, our classes are designed to ensure you speak active, practical Spanish in no time.

Our Mission

Foster cultural understanding through the Spanish language.

At Raíces Spanish School, our goal is to transcend beyond the confines of traditional language learning. We aim to provide an immersive, experiential journey that gives our students a deep understanding of the Spanish language, culture, traditions, and values.

We are dedicated to creating an inclusive, engaging learning environment that nurtures curiosity, celebrates diversity, and fosters lifelong connections. Through our unique teaching approach, we empower our students to explore the world through a new linguistic lens.

Our Values.

Our values are the guiding principles that shape our approach to teaching and learning.

Raíces Spanish School is firmly rooted in its core values, which define our teaching philosophy and guide our actions and decision-making processes.

They form the foundation of our educational approach and shape the vibrant, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment we are proud to offer.


We operate with honesty, transparency, and accountability.


We celebrate diversity and encourage respect for all cultures and traditions.


We strive for the highest standards in teaching and learning.


We continually evolve our methods to ensure an engaging and productive learning experience.


We foster an environment of cooperation, respect, and shared purpose.

Meet Our Founders.

Raíces Spanish School is the brainchild of Lorena & Marcelo. Our mission is to share the richness and beauty of the Spanish language and Latin American culture in a supportive and engaging environment.

Lorena Verduga

Founder & Teacher

Marcelo Sánchez

Founder & Teacher


Empower through Service.

We offer a host of volunteering opportunities in diverse settings, providing a unique chance for our students to immerse themselves in the local community, learn about Ecuadorian culture, and make a significant impact.

Whether it’s teaching English, working with children, or assisting with various community projects, your volunteering journey with us promises to be rewarding and transformative.

Discover Ecuador through Raíces.

Learn Spanish while exploring the diverse landscapes and
rich cultural tapestry of Ecuador.

Baños, Tungurahua, Ecuador

Immerse yourself in a charming mountain oasis with thermal springs and cascading waterfalls, perfect for an invigorating Spanish learning experience.

Peguche, Imbabura, Ecuador

Delve into the rich culture of Peguche, a serene Andean village renowned for its vibrant textiles and cascading waterfall, making it a captivating setting for mastering Spanish.

Cuenca, Imbabura, Ecuador

Unfold the pages of history in Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage city, where colonial charm, vibrant arts, and lush parks create a poetic ambiance for Spanish language immersion.

Our Partners.

We collaborate with global travel agencies to provide a unique spanish learning experience to their clients.

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