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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.  

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…)

Hippest Outdoor Markets & Alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

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Thursday November 17, 2016 - Posted by
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The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

Hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

When studying Spanish in Buenos Aires this month, you must have noticed: summer is in the air! November, December, January, February….. the best time of year for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires while exploring the beautiful city. And in particular: visit the hippest Outdoor Markets and alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires. Relaxed strolls over the numerous outdoor markets and alternative ferias in Buenos Aires, is one of the most fun activities during summertime in Argentina.

 


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Treasure hunt: You will be surprised about all the things you can spot on the markets of Buenos Aires! Throughout the city you will find loads of flea markets, artisan fairs, second hand items, organic and food ferias and all of them will get you into the relaxing and cosy vibe Buenos Aires is famous for! (more…)

5 Things to be Aware when Volunteering in Peru

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Tuesday November 15, 2016 - Posted by
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5 Things to be Aware when Volunteering in Peru

5 Things to be Aware when Volunteering in Peru,

or, elsewhere in Latin America…
 

  1. A Different Volunteering Perspective
     
    One of the most difficult realities about volunteering in Latin America – and Peru is no exception – is this: organizations do not often provide structure for their volunteers. This means that volunteers are sometimes required to take more initiative and look for things that need to be done. Although this can be difficult at times, it is a great opportunity to practice taking initiative and to apply your unique ideas to the place you are volunteering.
     
  2. The (Spanish) Language Barrier: speaking Spanish
     
    Don´t forget that you will be living and volunteering in Peru among people who don´t speak your native language. They speak Spanish! This means that communication can often be difficult, but not impossible. In fact, volunteering is a great way to practice your Spanish in real situations, rather than in the controlled environment of a classroom. (more…)

Best Things to do in Mendoza

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Friday November 11, 2016 - Posted by
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Best Things to do in Mendoza

Best Things to do in Mendoza

When in Argentina, the famous wine region of Mendoza is a must-visit. Therefore, a weekend in Mendoza is a must-do for our Spanish students in Buenos Aires. The beautiful province of Mendoza is located at the foot of the Andes. Find out here what are the Best Things to do in Mendoza.

Mendoza holds over 1000 vineyards and is responsible for 2/3 of Argentina’s wine production. Have you ever heard of a wine label called Malbec? This is the main export of Mendoza and is produced in 3 main regions within the province: Maipú, Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. A trip to Mendoza will allow you to enjoy wine tastings in various bodegas, go horseback riding or bike riding during the sunset or hike one of the beautiful trails of the Andes Mountains. What are you waiting for? Check out here the Best Things to do in Mendoza.
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Typical Spanish words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

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Monday November 07, 2016 - Posted by
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Typical words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

Typical Spanish words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

When in Buenos Aires, our newly arrived Spanish students who registered for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires, encounter the typical accent of the Argentine people who live there: the Porteños and the Porteñas. Over the years, the city of Buenos Aires has developed its own language, filled with “strange” Spanish words and a lot of slang. Moreover, the Spanish speakers of Buenos Aires are known for their constant chatter. Therefore, to get fully integrated into the Argentine culture, you might want to know some of those typical Argentine words or expressions that are used in this multicultural city! The following is a list of the most important and most used typical words and phrases by the Argentine people in Buenos Aires:
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