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Hola!  Welcome to the AMAUTA Spanish Schools blog!

At our Spanish Schools in Cusco and Buenos Aires, we provide the best Spanish courses and cultural immersion experiences for our students.  We encourage our students to step outside of the Spanish classroom, to enjoy the local culture, make Spanish-speaking friends, and travel in Peru and Argentina.  During or after finishing your Spanish course, we greatly encourage participation in our volunteer program in Cusco or Buenos Aires, where you will really get the chance to practice and improve your  Spanish language skills and give back to local community.

Here at our AMAUTA blog, we aim to keep you posted about what is happening out our Spanish schools, as well as what´s going on in and around the cities of Cusco and Buenos Aires.  We´ll also post fun articles about Peruvian and Argentinian culture, cuisine,  local fiestas, what to see in Cusco, & where to go in Buenos Aires, etc. 

We´ll include advice about which weekend excursions to sign up for and which free cultural activities are available. And after reading our section of student reports, you´ll know exactly why you want to study Spanish at AMAUTA in Cusco and Buenos Aires.  

How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

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Thursday February 16, 2017 - Posted by
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How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

We all know Buenos Aires is not one of the cheapest destinations in South America to learn Spanish. So once you have registered for your Spanish classes in Buenos Aires – or, even before you do -, you might worry about your budget and your opportunities to fully explore the Argentine Capital!

Don’t let a limited budget hold you back!! Buenos Aires is for everyone! As a student on a budget, you will have the same experiences (or even better!) in this beautiful city as travelers or students wth a higher budget than you. The capital of Argentina offers you tons of opportunities to enjoy and discover the city on a low-budget.
 

Tip 1 – How much does food cost in Buenos Aires
 
First things first, food! You probably are aware of the fact that Buenos Aires is also the capital of MEAT. In Europe and other Western countries, a tenderloin steak is not for those living on a low budget. (more…)

Romantic Key Phrases in Spanish

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Tuesday February 14, 2017 - Posted by
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Romantic Key Phrases in Spanish

Romantic Key Phrases in Spanish

Valentine´s Day is just around the corner and for you all you Spanish language learners out there, and especially for our students learning Spanish in Peru, this is the perfect opportunity to practice this beautiful language to impress that special someone.

If you are lost on where to even begin, don´t worry. We have the perfect guide to help you learn a few Romantic Key Phrases in Spanish to flirt, or as they say in Spanish, coquetear.

First off, let´s start with some basics on how to introduce yourself.
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Why Volunteering in Cusco, Peru

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Wednesday February 01, 2017 - Posted by
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Why Volunteering in Cusco, Peru

Why Volunteering in Cusco, Peru

Did you know AMAUTA organizes interesting volunteer placements in Peru for Spanish Students? We think this is a great way to give back to Peruvian society and our volunteer coordinator selects the projects we work with carefully.

For the volunteers, being a Volunteer in Peru, Cusco, gives the opportunity to meet the local Peruvian people and to have an extraordinary living and working experience while speaking Spanish.

Combine this with all you will experience during your travels in Peru, and you will easily understand why Volunteering in Peru is a once in a lifetime experience.

Many people choose AMAUTA Spanish School for their experience and volunteering in Peru, thanks to our over 20 years experience working with volunteer projects in Cusco, Peru. (more…)

Typical Argentine Music: 11 Songs in Spanish You Must Hear!

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Friday January 27, 2017 - Posted by
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Typical Argentine Music: 11 songs You Must Hear

Typical Argentine Music: 11 Songs in Spanish You Must Hear!

Susanne has been living and learning Spanish in Argentina for a couple of months and she loves the Argentine capital. “I have followed Spanish classes in Buenos Aires at AMAUTA and it has been amazing”, she says. “My Spanish has improved a lot. I love the location, and I love Buenos Aires. The city has so many things to offer and I love Argentine culture. In this blog, I will tell you more about Argentine culture and specifically, about Argentine music. Did you know that music is a great way to practise your Spanish skills? With Argentine accent of course. I really love Argentina music and I’m happy to share this list* of 11 Songs in Spanish you Must Hear with you!”

As strange as it may seem, Argentina is not all about food, but is about music as well! Throughout history, this country has produced some amazing musicians and artists. People are still playing songs from the “old” days in Argentina, when they created new ideas and opened up new worlds. It was similar to the influence that music has today, when musical styles like cumbia or pop music impact the public and their lifestyle. (more…)

8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Sunday January 15, 2017 - Posted by
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8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires

8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires

Of course, we want our students taking a Spanish Course in Buenos Aires to visit all the highlights of this beautiful city. They should visit all the amazing places that are on most “What to do and Best things to do in Buenos Aires” lists. BUT this city has so much more to offer than only the famous cemetery of Recoleta or an old tango show! Buenos Aires spreads itself out deep into the countryside and across the River de la Plata, which means that there is a lot more in Buenos Aires than meets the eye. The capital of Argentina has a unique character in South-America because of the European influences and even more the Italian immigration. The city consists out of many neighborhoods that all have their special charm and this creates so much diversity throughout. This and much more makes this city a perfect destination for Spanish classes in Argentina. In this article, we will show you the alternative and astonishing side of Buenos Aires in 8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires.
 
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What are our Most Popular 2016 Blogs?

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Thursday December 29, 2016 - Posted by
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What are our Most Popular Blogs from 2016?

What are our Most Popular 2016 Blogs?

If you are interested in learning Spanish in Peru or Argentina, and you also enjoy reading about Spanish Learning Tips and about Peruvian or Argentine Culture, you might just LOVE this short list that includes our Most Popular 2016 Blogs. We have organizing the blogs in four sections.
 

# 1 Section Spanish Learning
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The Fun Festivities of Christmas in Cusco

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Friday December 16, 2016 - Posted by
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The Fun Festivities of Christmas in Cusco

The Fun Festivities of Christmas in Cusco

Spending Christmas in Peru during the Christmas holidays while learning Spanish in Cusco is a unique and unforgettable experience. Are you curious to know what to do and how Christmas will be celebrated in Peru? There are various events and activities throughout Cusco during the Christmas season that will provide all travelers and our Spanish students in Peru with fun, cultural memories!

Santurantikuy Christmas Fair

The Santurantikuy Christmas Fair is one of the main events in the city of Cusco during the Christmas holidays in Peru, and it is the perfect way to experience the Peruvian culture while getting in the Christmas spirit. (more…)

What to do on A Weekend Trip to Uruguay

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Thursday December 08, 2016 - Posted by
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What to do Weekend Trip to Uruguay

What to do Weekend Trip to Uruguay

If you are learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, make sure you program a day (or longer) for a visit to Uruguay. Especially Colonia del Sacramento, a charming colonial town, should be on top of your list. Colonia is located just an hour away by ferry from Buenos Aires. From here, you can take the bus to the Uruguayan capital city Montevideo, just three hours away.

So if you are looking for a nice tour on your What to do in Buenos Aires listing, make sure you do not forget Colonia nor Montevideo. Uruguayans are very friendly people, the landscape is beautiful and serene and the Uruguayan food (fresh from the sea) is amazing! Why miss the chance of seeing this magnificent country? A weekend trip to Uruguay can be easily arranged, for example at the administration of our Spanish School in Buenos Aires, and will be an unforgettable experience! Below, you will find an example itinerary of what to do in a weekend in Uruguay. (more…)

December Discounts on Spanish Courses

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Thursday November 24, 2016 - Posted by
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December Discounts on Spanish Courses

December Discounts on Spanish Courses

This Christmas 2016 brings irresistible Spanish Language Deals for the December Holidays! Save Money with these Special Spanish Discounts offered by AMAUTA Spanish School.

 

December Discounts on Spanish Courses

 

Check out these three AMAUTA GIFTS that offer attractive Deals and Packages to Step up your Spanish Skills this end of the Year!

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15 tips to getting a head start on your Spanish before arriving to Peru

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Thursday November 17, 2016 - Posted by
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15 tips to getting a head start on your Spanish before arriving to Peru

15 tips to getting a head start on your Spanish before arriving to Peru
 
Many people believe that it is difficult to practice Spanish without being in a Spanish-speaking country and without doing a formal course. However, that is an incorrect assumption. AMAUTA Spanish School has made this list with 15 study tips to getting a head start on your Spanish before arriving to Peru or Argentina!

  1. Get an app!
     
    or program to start learning phrases
    There are countless apps and programs out there for people who want to learn a language in a more independent, convenient way. Depending on your preferences and goals, pick one of these apps and get started. (more…)