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.
What Volunteering Means to local Communities in Peru
Volunteering is an incredible way to connect with the heart of local communities, while giving support to very vital aspects of everyday life, like social work, education, healthcare, animal conservation, and stimulating local economic growth. It is important to recognize the important aspects of this work. Without volunteers, some of these projects wouldn´t be able to exist. As a volunteer in Peru, you provide such a valuable service for those who cannot afford to pay others for their time.
At AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, another very important aspect of volunteering that you might not realize is the donation each project receives from AMAUTA for the time you spend at your project. This donation goes to critical things the organizations need, such as food, clothing, and other materials. (more…)
Amazing: Study Spanish in Rainforest of Peru
Have you ever dreamed of visting the mythical Amazon Rainforest of Peru? The Amazon accounts for more than half of the planet´s remaining rainforest and the biodiversity of flora and fauna is richer than almost anywhere else on the planet. Here, AMAUTA Spanish School offers Spanish Courses!
Spanish in the Rainforest
Despite our rapidly modernizing world, the Amazon is still a place that remains largely undiscovered. 13% of the Amazon lies within the boundaries of Peru and AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco offers you the chance to study within this magical region of the world: take a Spanish Language Course in the Tambopata Biosphere Reserve.
4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru
Peru is one of the best destinations to learn Spanish. This will be nothing new to you; probably you have already heard this before. But what if I told you that “Peru” alone is NOT the best destination to learn Spanish? There are actually 4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru, and all of them are perfect for learning about Peru, taking Spanish classes and having a great time!
With AMAUTA Spanish School Peru, it is possible to experience all of them AND learn Spanish while exploring this beautiful country. Because AMAUTA offers Spanish classes in Peru on FOUR amazing locations to mix and match! (more…)
Volunteer in orphanage in Peru
Volunteer projects in Cusco can be found all over the country. AMAUTA is proud to work closely with over 20 different volunteer projects in the region of Cusco.
Cusco is home to amazing archeological ruins in the world, of which Machu Picchu is the most famous one. One of the projects we work with is an orphanage in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Only committed and engaged volunteers get the opportunity to live and work here, together with the Peruvian staff of the project.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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