Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

ELT-Consultants was founded in 2010, any projects or events listed before that year were delivered by individual Directors or Associates (please refer to individual CV).  Projects and events listed in descending year order, with newest first. 


Event: Online training course in “Communicative Language Teaching Revisited”, delivered with ELT author and trainer Penny Ur. For primary, secondary and adult teachers. 

Location: Ecuador.

Duration: 20 hours total over a period of 8 weeks. From 26 May to 30 July 2015.

Partner: Cambridge University Press.



Event: Training for 180 teachers. “Listening Matters”.

Location: Quito, Ecuador.

Duration: February 2015.

Partner: Cambridge University Press.



Event: Training for 50 teachers. “Evaluating the True Success of EFL Games”.

Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Duration: January 2015.

Partner: Cambridge University Press.


Event: Voluntary EFL classes for disadvantaged young learners in a rural part of Ecuador.

Location: San Juan de Malchingui, Pedro Moncayo, Ecuador.

Duration: 2 hours every Saturday. From 2012 to 2014.

Partner: None (voluntary)


Event: Training tour for university teachers.

Location: Quito, Guayaquil and Ibarra. 

Duration: 3 hours per event x 10 events. May to September 2011.

Partner: Cambridge University Press.



Event: A training course in “Content and Language Integrated Learning” for primary school teachers.

Location: Quito, Ecuador.

Duration: 20 hours throughout May 2010.

Partner: Macmillan Education.



Event: A seminar on “Autonomous Learning” for Directors and Coordinators of universities.

Location: Quito, Ecuador.

Duration: February 2010.

Partner: Cambridge University Press.



Event: Taught one module of a TEFL Masters course. Module: “Action Research”.  

Location: Latacunga, Ecuador.

Duration: 30 hours. January and February 2010.

Partner: Escuela Superior Politécnica de Ecuador (ESPE).




Event: English teacher to children aged 5-16, adult intensive English courses.

Location: Guayaquil,

Duration: Sept 1979 – Aug 1980

Partner: American Language School



Events: Delivered seminars, workshops and plenaries at FENAPIUPE national ELT conferences. In-house ELT training to teachers in schools, universities and PLS throughout Ecuador.  

Location: all main cities in Ecuador (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Latacunga, Ambato, Ibarra, Loja, Santa Elena, and Riobamba).

Duration: on a regular basis from 1985 to 1997.

Partner: Cambridge University Press


Ecuador (Including Galapagos Islands): Country facts

  • 15.74 million
GDP per capita (2011 PPP$)
  • 9,900.08
Adult literacy rate (% 15 and older)
  • 91.6%
Gross enrolment ratio: primary (% of children of primary school age)
  • 114
Gross enrolment ratio: secondary (% of children of secondary school age)
  • 87
Gross enrolment ratio: tertiary (% of population of tertiary school age)
  • 39
Primary school dropout rates (% of primary school cohort)
  • 8.64
Pupil-teacher ratio
  • 18
Expenditure on education (% of GDP)
  • 5.19

Source: United Nations Human Development Reports 2014