Are you looking for a place where to learn Spanish in Peru quickly? If so, I recommend AMAUTA Spanish School! This blog is also for you if you are just curious to learn more about the Spanish classes in Peru and you like to get an idea of what those classes are like.
A good vibe, enthusiastic Spanish teachers, small groups, many fun activities, great staff and a great location in Cusco: those are for me the seven main ingredients of the success of AMAUTA Spanish School. This is a school where you feel at home and where you are challenged to improve your Spanish language skills while having fun in a friendly atmosphere.
The Spanish Teachers are great
I participated in the Spanish group course. This course runs for five days a week, four hours per day. That sounds pretty intense but, time flies by! I think one of the main reasons is that you work with two different teachers. Therefore, the way of teaching changes and this gives variety and a new dynamic in the (small) group. There is a 20-minute break between the two classes. During the break, we go to the courtyard, or to the common room. During the first weeks, there were only three other students in my class.
During the second week, I had two new teachers; they continued with our group during the third week. In the end, it doesn’t matter who your teachers are. All the teachers at AMAUTA use the same teaching method and are interested and enthusiastic. They all motivate you to speak and improve your Spanish.
Much Variety during Spanish Class
Wat do you do during the Spanish class? The most important thing is practicing: speaking and listening in Spanish. We also learn grammar, but we mostly learn it from practicing. Of course, there are also short explanations from the teacher. What more? We talk in Spanish; we do roleplay, exercises on paper, we watch videos and listen to songs….. It is all part of your Spanish class.
The Groups are Small
One of the things that helps a lot to improve quickly are the small groups of students. The maximum amount of students in one group is only 6! During my first weeks, there were only three other students in my class! The teachers have plenty of time to pay attention to every student – even with six in the group – and you get a lot of opportunities to talk Spanish and to practice. This is crucial if you want to improve your Spanish.
Spanish Classes outside the classroom
During at least one of the five days, the teachers organizes an activity out of the classroom such as visiting a museum in Cusco or a historic site, or the local market, or a neighborhood.. else that can be relevant for learning the Spanish language in Peru. This brings variety into the Spanish course, and Cusco is a great and interesting place for this kind of visits. And as AMAUTA is in the heart of Cusco everything is very close. I like those outings; it gives me the opportunity to experience Spanish outside of the classroom into the real world. Besides all that is it of course also fascinating to be learning more about the Peruvian culture, here in Cusco.
Free cultural activities at AMAUTA Cusco
But the school does not only offer you activities during the Spanish classes in Cusco. There is an extra-curricular program after lessons. Those activities vary every week. I participated in a Pisco-sour class, in a salsa dance class and different presentations about Peruvian culture. Those activities are also a perfect way to get to know your co-students at the school.
So in short: for me AMAUTA is the best Spanish school in Cusco to have fun, to meet many different people and, most important, to learn Spanish in Peru!
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Caroline van Linden