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Fun Classes for Expats Living in Guayaquil

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Once you've arrived in Guayaquil, here are some classes to consider taking to help you meet people and get settled in to your new life abroad.

Guayaquil, is a vibrant city that offers a plethora of opportunities for expats and digital nomads to immerse themselves in the local culture while continuing to enjoy familiar hobbies or learn new skills. Whether you're looking to enhance your culinary prowess, master the Spanish language, or unleash your inner artist, there's a class for you. Engaging in these classes is not only a great way to learn something new but also an excellent avenue to meet like-minded individuals and integrate into the local community. Below is a curated list of classes that cater to English-speaking adults in Guayaquil, perfect for those who are still grasping the Spanish language but eager to participate and enjoy.

Guayaquil Culinary School

Type of Class(es): Ecuadorian Cooking Workshops
Location: Central Guayaquil

Guayaquil Culinary School offers workshops that introduce you to the rich flavors of Ecuadorian cuisine. These classes are designed for both beginners and experienced cooks who want to learn the secrets of preparing traditional dishes. With English-speaking instructors available, you can comfortably learn and enjoy the art of Ecuadorian cooking.

Universidad Casa Grande

Type of Class(es): Spanish Language Courses
Location: Ciudadela Universitaria, Guayaquil

Universidad Casa Grande provides Spanish language courses tailored for expats and digital nomads. The courses range from beginner to advanced levels, and the university offers a supportive environment for those still learning the language. Small class sizes ensure personalized attention, making it easier to grasp the nuances of Spanish.

La Escuela de Arte

Type of Class(es): Painting and Drawing Classes
Location: Downtown Guayaquil

La Escuela de Arte is a haven for budding artists and those interested in exploring their creative side. The school offers a variety of painting and drawing classes, with some courses conducted in English or with bilingual instructors. It's a fantastic way to express yourself and connect with the local art scene.

Vino & Sabores

Type of Class(es): Wine Tasting and Appreciation
Location: Via a Samborondon, Guayaquil

Vino & Sabores provides an educational and enjoyable experience for wine enthusiasts. Their wine tasting classes are led by knowledgeable sommeliers who speak English, ensuring that you can fully appreciate the subtleties of wine while learning about different grape varieties and regions.

Guayaquil Photography Club

Type of Class(es): Photography Workshops
Location: Various locations in Guayaquil

The Guayaquil Photography Club offers workshops for photographers of all levels. These workshops focus on different techniques and styles, and they often include photowalks around the city, allowing you to capture the beauty of Guayaquil while improving your photography skills.

Centro Cultural Libertador Simon Bolivar

Type of Class(es): Cultural Workshops and Events
Location: Malecon Simon Bolivar, Guayaquil

The Centro Cultural Libertador Simon Bolivar is a hub for cultural activities, offering a range of workshops that include dance, music, and theater. While some classes are in Spanish, the universal language of the arts makes it easy for non-fluent speakers to participate and enjoy.

Guayaquil Cooks!

Type of Class(es): International Cuisine Cooking Classes
Location: Urdesa Central, Guayaquil

Guayaquil Cooks! is a cooking school that specializes in international cuisine, offering classes in English for those looking to expand their culinary repertoire. From Italian to Thai, you can travel the world through your taste buds and learn new cooking techniques.

El Taller de Idiomas

Type of Class(es): Intensive Spanish Immersion
Location: Kennedy Norte, Guayaquil

El Taller de Idiomas provides an immersive experience for those serious about learning Spanish quickly. Their intensive courses are designed to get you speaking confidently, with some support available in English to help bridge the language gap.

Guayaquil Crafters Collective

Type of Class(es): Crafting and DIY Workshops
Location: Various locations in Guayaquil

The Guayaquil Crafters Collective is a community of creative individuals who offer workshops in various crafts, such as jewelry making, pottery, and textile arts. These workshops are often led by English-speaking instructors, making it easy for expats to join in and create something beautiful.

La Bodega de los Sabores

Type of Class(es): Gourmet Food and Beverage Pairing Classes
Location: Plaza Lagos, Guayaquil

La Bodega de los Sabores offers classes that teach the art of pairing gourmet foods with the perfect wine or beverage. These classes are a treat for the senses and are conducted in English, allowing you to fully engage with the content and learn the intricacies of flavor pairing.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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