IH Guayaquil

Guayaquil, Ecuador

IH Guayaquil is a very well established community school which started teaching in 2008. We are strategically located in the business district which is the north centre of the city.  From our centre, all of the most important areas of the city can be accessed in 10 to 15 minutes. The premises are located in an old Colonial style house. There are a total of 10 classrooms of varying sizes over three floors.

We teach a range of English courses to adults, teens and young learners. IH Guayaquil is an authorized centre for Cambridge Assessment English and British Council IELTS. In particular we specialize in teacher training courses such as: CELT P & CELT S and CELTA.

The teacher training department of IH Guayaquil is run by Daniel Miller who has been with the school for 10 years.   He is originally from Texas and has lived in multiple cities around Ecuador.

Taking a training course at a working language institute sheds light on what you can expect after the course.   At IH Guayaquil teachers-in-training are welcomed as part of the of the larger team of EFL professionals.

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Life in and around Guayaquil

Guayaquil is a thriving, bustling port city just an hour away from Ecuador’s pristine Pacific coast beaches, and 3 hours from the Andes. Friendly people, parrots, hummingbirds, iguanas, lots of green plantains, a bit of chaos...a great place to experience Latin American culture!

In recent years the city has benefitted from considerable development and renewal. The primary attraction in Guayaquil is the boardwalk (Malecon 2000) that parallels the river running through the city.  Within walking distance from the Malecon, you can find the historical neighbourhood of Las Peñas which has views of the whole city from the lighthouse.   In addition, there are a wide variety of excellent restaurants, parks and museums in the city.

“The cuisine offered in Guayaquil is distinct and varied. I was pleasantly surprised. There are tons of traditional dishes that are central to Guayaquil’s culture, world-class seafood and restaurants to suit any taste.” TB

Whatever you want from a south American adventure, Guayaquil is a great base. 


Studying at IH Guayaquil

At the moment you are likely to be joining us online. That is a shame as we would really like to welcome all students face to face - but we think that getting together in an online classroom is nearly as good. 

Zoom class


If you are arriving by air, Guayaquil has a modern, well-serviced international airport.

We are a 3-minute walk from a main road in Guayaquil which has bus routes linking all areas of the city.  It is very easy to find taxis outside the school, and apps such as Uber and Cabify are used throughoutGuayaquil. 

As we are located in the business district. There are lots of restaurants, cafes and shops within walking distance of the school.  If you want to grab a snack, or cook for yourself, supermarkets are located all over the city, including by the school (2-minute taxi ride). Smaller markets are located within walking distance of our location. As you can see below, we like to share food together in school sometimes!

Guayaquil team



We will help any student travelling to us with finding accommodation.

Within walking distance of the centre, you could choose:

  • Private room and bathroom with shared lounge and kitchen (from around $90 per week)
  • Private apartment (e.g. suite, studio flat) (from around $90 per week)

If you are willing to travel a little bit further from the school, there are numerous cheaper and larger options available in the city.