AMAUTA Spanish School: About Us
AMAUTA Spanish School Peru - a leading language institute in Peru - offers the unique opportunity to get to grips with the Spanish language while immersing in the rich culture of Peru. Our headquarters are located one block from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco: you couldn´t be better poised to explore all Cusco has to offer.
AMAUTA Spanish School is not just a place to learn Spanish; AMAUTA is a great place to make friends and become part of a community! Students from all over the world come to AMAUTA to participate in the Spanish courses creating an incredible diversity of people and stories to share. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
AMAUTA SPANISH SCHOOL was founded in 1996 by a Dutch/Peruvian marriage and has been providing students with high-quality Spanish Courses, Volunteer Programs ever since.
AMAUTA was the first dedicated Spanish School in Cusco, and we are still proud to be the leading language institute in Peru. We work with (North American) universities, prestigious language agencies in different countries and we are approved by Bildungsurlaub and the Swedish CSN, among others. We are recognized by the Peruvian Ministry of Education.
After a flashy start in 1996 in Cusco, we introduced the Sacred Valley and Tambopata as unique destinations in Peru to study Spanish and explore the surroundings. Shortly after, we started to offer Spanish Lessons in Lima. In 2009, we opened a school in Argentina, Buenos Aires. In addition, we expanded our red of partner schools throughout Latin America.
25 Anniversary AMAUTA Spanish School
Our first school was founded in 1996. As a result, in 2021 we celebrate our 25th the birthday party!
As the doors of our schools had to remain closed during the mayor part of 2021 due to the pandemic, we have postponed most of our celebrations!
Spanish in Spain and Spanish Online
Due to popular demand and as a consequence of the corona pandemic, when our (European) students couldn’t go to Latin America and Peru - we started an intermediary agency for Spanish schools in Spain. Apart, we invested in our language platform and improved our online Spanish courses. As a result, we are proud and grateful for many students learning Spanish online. Thanks to this, most of our Spanish teachers kept on working with us during the pandemic. Finally, we opened an Online Academy to teach English to the Peruvians and the Spanish speaking people from anywhere.
Our mission is to provide quality, effective, and affordable immersion language teaching and the number #1 Spanish school in Peru and help you discover Peru and finally discover yourself.
Our Spanish teachers and staff provide you with a cultural immersion experience in Peru and accompany you to fluency in Spanish every step of the way.
Languages help us to build bridges between cultures. At AMAUTA Spanish school, we believe that learning languages and opening up to other cultures gives us a broader perspective on life and a better understanding and empathy towards others.
We proudly immerse our students in the Spanish language and the millenarian Peruvian culture. Secondly, we connect you with the friendly Peruvians, your Spanish teacher, host family or part of a volunteer project.
Giving back to our community
As a responsible company, we try to support the community where we operate as much as possible. One of the ways we do so is through our Volunteer Program.
AMAUTA has offered the possibility to volunteer in Peru since the opening of our school in 1996. In our Spanish and Volunteer Program, students get the chance to combine Spanish language study with volunteering in Peru.
Over 25 years, we have introduced thousands of Spanish students to local projects who opened their doors for our volunteers, grateful for the support and willing to share their culture and daily life, creating bonds that will last a lifetime.
AMAUTA is proud of supporting the volunteering projects across Peru through donations, among others. We believe making connections and building bridges between the local people and our visiting language students is beneficial for both parties.
Our Spanish Teachers
All AMAUTA Spanish teachers are qualified and highly experienced. They are native Spanish speakers, professionals committed to giving students the most profound possible experience of Peruvian and Latin American culture and customs.
Coming from different countries in Latin America – most from Peru - they have all taken AMAUTA teachers training and participate in continuing education during their employment. All of them speak at least one other language, primarily English. Our Spanish teachers have been selected because of their high-quality teaching skills, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the local environment you will be experiencing.
We are happy to say that over the years – although many of them still work with us – others took new opportunities that crossed their paths, thanks to, among others, the years of experience they had working at AMAUTA. We present you photos and comments of current and previous teachers throughout the years.
To teach Spanish at AMAUTA school is fantastic. We are not just teachers; we are your friend. I’m happy to be part of the big AMAUTA family. So come and learn Spanish with AMAUTA; it will be an unforgettable experience.
At AMAUTA, apart from teaching the Spanish language, we share our culture, and It is through learning a language, we become more aware of our own culture. Furthermore, because we come in contact with students from different parts of the world, we also can learn from them and experience a taste of their culture. Therefore, we look forward to having you here at our school soon!
I am specialized in language and literature as well as Quechua and the history of Cusco. Thanks to my career, I understand and know more about my origin and the Andean culture, which makes me value it more. I love working at AMAUTA because of the contact with so many different people from various places around the work.
Working at AMAUTA is a fantastic experience. It is nice to teach people from different countries. It is exciting to teach beginners and see that I can already speak some Spanish with them after a week. The atmosphere at the school is very familiar with all the students and all the colleagues.
I like to teach Spanish and talk about history and culture during my Spanish class, while at the same time, I learn about my student`s cultures.
Working in AMAUTA has been an exceptional experience for me. While teaching Spanish and sharing my culture with the students, I also learned about other cultures every day and exciting visitors in Cusco that I´m lucky to get to know.
Teaching Spanish in AMAUTA is an essential experience for me, not just because I can help the students to communicate in Spanish but also because we can share experiences, anecdotes, and culture. I´m happy to be part of this great team.
I loved my job at AMAUTA! What I like the most is to be able to help students learning Spanish through different activities such as games, music, visits to museums, etc.
I am very happy with my work at AMAUTA because it is a school with a lot of experience teaching Spanish, my mother tongue. Come soon, and I would like to be your professor!
I am pleased to be part of AMAUTA. As the Head of Studies, I was happy to organize the Spanish courses and the cultural activities, which I enjoyed very much. AMAUTA had recently opened its doors in Buenos Aires and we were proud to be part of this!
Working at AMAUTA Spanish School is like having access to a big, dynamic network of stories, cultures and knowledge from all over the world. This transforms my job as a Spanish teacher into an amazing day-a-day experience where I can meet many unique people. As a teacher and also as a writer, I find this very inspiring.
Being a teacher at AMAUTA is much more than just teaching Spanish words, concepts or rules of Spanish grammar. This is an everyday experience that involves a lot more than just the Spanish language: there is culture, cuisine, habits, customs and history.
Working with dynamic, creative and happy colleagues sharing the same passion for our language is a rewarding experience. In addition, I discovered new ways of teaching.
A language is much more than grammar: that´s one of the reasons why I like teaching at AMAUTA. In the class, teachers and students share their culture, their knowledge and their personal interests. Apart from the Spanish courses, cultural activities provide a better understanding of Latin America´s culture.
Working at AMAUTA is a culturally enriching experience.
AMAUTA has an international staff that speaks several languages. Our team is comprised of Peruvian and foreign employees. Our main goal is to help you improve your Spanish and make your stay in Peru as enjoyable as possible. We will be pleased to help you organize your leisure activities, book your flights and excursions, assisting you when needed and helping to find solutions to eventual problems. We want you to make the most out of your stay in Peru!
Cesar Rondón & Jose BerendseDirectors - Founders
We are proud to say that AMAUTA was a pioneer in Peru of Spanish courses and volunteer work. Since the first day, our priority was to make sure our students in Peru received high-quality Spanish instruction and an extraordinary immersion and travel experience in Peru. So be assured that our team will do whatever they can to make sure you make the most out of your stay in Peru. Currently living between Spain and the Netherlands and frequently travelling to Peru, we do not meet all the students personally, as we did during the first years. But we have a great team, and the atmosphere at our school has never changed: AMAUTA is like a family that wants to welcome you!
Hi, my name is Katy. I am the General Manager here at AMAUTA Cusco. Together with the whole team, it's my responsibility to ensure that your time here at our school is pleasant and unforgettable. Our goal is that your Spanish improves and that you leave Cusco with the most beautiful memories of our school and our enchanting country.
I love working at the school administration. My job allows me to meet so many people from different cultures. I enjoy helping the students with any questions or concerns they may have during their studies at AMAUTA. Cusco is a beautiful city that I am sure you will love during your time here.
I am thrilled to be part of a team that is so committed to this work. As the head of studies, I love to welcome the students every Monday and celebrate with them on Fridays with a pisco sour. It is a great way to acknowledge their achievements once they receive their certificates after finishing their Spanish course in Peru.
As the Volunteer Coordinator here at AMAUTA, and I couldn't be happier! Volunteering in Cusco is an enriching experience that allows you to encounter a new culture and new ways of viewing the world. I'm excited to be a part of the team here at AMAUTA and helping volunteers enjoy, learn, and grow during their time here in Cusco. Welcome to Peru!
I worked for the marketing and sales department of AMAUTA. I am involved in PR-related issues in the European market, always spreading the word about the beauty of Peru as a destination to learn Spanish. Studying at AMAUTA means you will learn the language and get fully immersed in the culture, and I know that AMAUTA is the best option for you in Cusco.
I am responsible for the internet bookings of our Spanish and volunteer programs in Peru. The experience of studying and working in a country like Peru is unique and valuable. Thanks to the international staff at AMAUTA, I now have a second home and speak Spanish fluently! So don't hesitate to come to Peru, do it! There is a lot to be discovered here, and we are here to help.
Department of Webdesign and Computer Science
Hello, we work in AMAUTA's IT department. We are responsible for the website, the booking system, and much more. We love that we always learn new things here, and the job is flexible. The city of Cusco and AMAUTA Spanish School is here waiting for you!
I've been working at AMAUTA Spanish school student residence for almost two years in the housekeeping area. I am happy here; it is nice to meet so many people from different parts of the world.
I am happy to be the chef here at the AMAUTA student residence, and I prepare breakfast and lunch for the students living here. However, what I love most is seeing how people enjoy the Peruvian kitchen.