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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.  

10 Best Spanish songs to boost your Spanish!

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Spanish songs to boost your Spanish!

10 best Spanish songs to boost your Spanish!

Stuck at home, unable to do the things you had planned? Don’t worry, there are other things you can do now! And first of all, do not lose your cheerfulness. If you’re looking into new ways to boost your Spanish, we collected a playlist of catchy Spanish songs with good vibes & high sing along quality to cheer you up. (On this list you will not find the more popular and well known like Despacito, Con Calma or La Tortura, nor golden oldies). So get your speaker, earphones or just use your phone and enjoy our 15 best Spanish songs to boost your Spanish!

10 best Spanish songs to boost your Spanish!

This playlist comes in handy for everybody. Do you already speak Spanish? These songs will definitely get you in the dancing and singing mood. Are you currently learning Spanish? Put away your books and learn new vocab & expressions through unconventional but more fun methods, such as lyrics or series/movies, learn Spanish with Youtube Channels or take Spanish lessons Online. If you are a beginner in this beautiful language, no doubt these songs will motivate you to learn more! (more…)

Tips for Learning Spanish on YouTube

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01Apr
Tips for Learning Spanish on YouTube

Tips for Learning Spanish on YouTube

Have you always wanted to start learning the Spanish language? Practice your Spanish with Youtube! Spanish lessons on YouTube offer a wide selection of options. Choose from hundreds of channels with Spanish for beginner, intermediate or advanced Spanish learning.

We have compiled a list of 12 best YouTube channels to learn Spanish to make your life easier! The channels are not listed in any order of preference, so please try each of them out to see what works best for you!

All of these selections can be both a benefit and a downfall. The quality of the videos varies significantly and you can take days or even a week to find the best channel. The benefit is that you can watch videos with many different teachers to get a better understanding of different accents, talking speeds and styles. The downfall is that you may feel extremely overwhelmed when sifting through the hundreds of options to learn Spanish and give up right then and there. But that’s where this article 12 Best Youtube Channels to learn Spanish is for!

First see why you should consider Youtube as an extra tool to brush up your Spanish skills. (more…)

AMAUTA Skype lessons : your own Spanish teacher online!

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13Mar
Amauta Spanish Lessons via Skype

AMAUTA Skype Lessons: Your Own Spanish Teacher Online

Have you always wanted to start learning a new language? The Spanish language? Our Spanish lessons via Skype are a great option for you!

AMAUTA Spanish School now offers Spanish classes online with a private tutor and you get a FREE TRIAL.

The Spanish lessons take place in the comfort of your own home, at the time that is most convenient for you, all while respecting your own pace and rhythm.  And taking online Spanish classes helps support the livelihood of local businesses and Spanish teachers!

Do not hesitate, and try AMAUTA Skype Lessons: Your Own Spanish Teacher Online.

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Book your Free Online Spanish Class now

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21Feb
Book your Free Online Spanish Class now

Book your Free Online Spanish Class now!

Do you want to become Bilingual? Would you like to Improve your Spanish skills quickly? Or do you want to make a quick and fun START with your Spanish?

Book your free Online Spanish Class now!

Study Spanish at the time and place that´s most convenient for YOU, at your own pace, with your own private Spanish teacher Online!

That is the best and and very affordable way to improve your Spanish skills quickly.

What are the benefits of this Learning Online, in a live session with your Spanish teacher?

  • Topics of your personal interest can be included and prepared.
  • Learn Spanish whenever you want, anywhere you like
  • Don’t lose time nor money traveling to your Spanish lessons
  • Online learning can be more effective educational tool than traditional methods.
  • It may be more comfortable for students to talk with their teachers via technology versus face to face.

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Study Spanish in Peru in the Summer

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05Dec
Study Spanish in Peru in the Summer

Study Spanish in Peru in the Summer

Bonus: ** Spanish Phrases related to Christmas, New Year & Summer in Peru **

Peru is the ultimate destination for travelers and students alike. Peru is not only the top culinary destination but offers a variety of cultural, adventure and educational holidays. Peru is full of festivals and celebrations, lively and colorful culture, amazing opportunities for adventure tours, one of the 7 Wonders of the World (Machu Picchu) and many UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Spanish Classes in Peru during the Christmas Holidays

Prepare yourself for a unique trip in Peru and enjoy the beautiful Christmas atmosphere if you come down in December! First learn Spanish in Peru at our Spanish School in Cusco. You’ll be surprised to see you can learn Spanish quickly and there are many fun things to do during the days before Christmas! (more…)

6 reasons to consider Peru for your Gap Year

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30Nov
6 reasons to consider Peru for your Gap year

6 reasons to consider Peru for your Gap Year

Did you just finish high school and are you uncertain about what to do next? Do you need a break from studying and want to explore the world?

There are many gap year programs to choose from and you might have some great gap year ideas.  Keep reading and find out why Peru is the Perfect Destination for your Gap Year!

 

  1. Peru has it all!

Peru is a diverse country with many different climates and environments. Go trekking in the Andean mountains or rafting, or quad riding; go surfing and swimming at the coast, go sandboarding in dessert or go for a ride in a sand buggy and explore Peru’s wildlife in the rainforest and the Inca Citadel Machu Picchu.  Because Peru has it all!

 

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Hidden Gems in Cusco for Spanish students

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16Nov
Hidden Gems in Cusco for Spanish students

Hidden Gems in Cusco for Spanish students

So you just made it to Peru, and you will learn Spanish in Peru in Cusco – in the wonderful and picturesque town of the Incas. You will dive into the culture and find new, exotic places to eat, explore, and dance! You are interested in the Spanish language and the culture, so you likely do not want to be the typical tourist. So where will you go, then? What will you do? Discover Hidden gems in Cusco for Spanish students.

Cusco has plenty of classic and popular places popular for tourists and travellers in Peru. Indigo, Limbos, and Papachos, for example, attract many tourists, and for a good reason! However, it is always satisfying to find a secret place that the majority of tourists don’t know about, or only locals find their way. Taking Spanish classes in Cusco, you want something more. You want to explore the Peruvian culture as it is. Keep reading, because we give you our favourite “hole in the wall” places around Cusco for our Spanish students, that not your everyday tourist in Cusco will know about. Be ready to do some exploring in Cusco. (more…)

Peruvian Slang You Must Know!

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01Nov
Peruvian Slang You Must Know!

Peruvian Slang You Must Know!

Most people who want to speak Spanish start by taking Spanish classes in their home country. They will study the formal aspects of the Spanish language: conjugations, basic vocabulary, Spanish grammar….  But once these are learned, you may find yourself traveling to a Spanish-speaking country such as Peru and realize that the local slang can be almost as important! For the students taking Spanish classes in Peru, we have compiled this list with ten pieces of  Peruvian slang or ‘jerga’. We think it will be handy during your experience learning Spanish in Peru. This is the Peruvian Slang you Must Know! (more…)

All about Cusco nightlife

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15Jul
All about Cusco Nightlife

All about Cusco nightlife

Shortly after arrival in Peru, our students taking Spanish courses in Cusco discover that Cusco is a city full of celebrations and cultural events. The night life in Cusco is no different. With a copious amount of options, you may feel overwhelmed and ambiguous about their decision.  That’s why we have prepared this brief guide to nightlife in Cusco.

 

Indigo: to start the night

To start the the night, Indigo is highly recommended. This relaxing environment is the perfect place to decompress from a day of exploring before an exciting night out. Coffee, juice and milkshakes are some of the beverages you can enjoy, in addition to alcoholic beverages.  Indigo also specialize in Thai and Peruvian food. This popular hangout has several games, free WIFI, and hookah.

Located at Tecsecona 415 Cusco, this place is visited by many AMAUTA Spanish School students regularly. Tip! Take advantage of the student discount, exclusively for AMAUTA students!

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40 Spanish phrases you should know

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08Jul
40 Spanish phrases you should know

40 Spanish phrases you should know

There are few things more frustrating than floundering with the local language while traveling.

Many of us are probably guilty of using hand signals and a Spanish word here or there, but it’s not exactly the best way to communicate if you want to get the most out of your stay in Latin America.

If you’re headed to Peru , knowing some Spanish will help you better understand the culture and make your trip much more fulfilling. (this being said: if you really want to get serious about your Spanish, there’s no better way to do it than by taking Spanish lessons in Peru.)

While you don’t need to know how to discuss the state of the global economy with the people in Peru, you should at least know the basics in Spanish like introductions, ordering meals and getting from A to B on a bus. Therefore, we made the following list for you with 40 Spanish Phrases you should know.
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