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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.
The Argentina capital Buenos Aires is a city that has many options when it comes to places to eat. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a place to have breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, there is plenty of choice.
Personally, I really love to have brunch during my weekends in Buenos Aires and I like to try new places as well. After many brunches around the city during my Spanish courses and internship in Buenos Aires, I can truly say that you must visit some of these places!
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.
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…)
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:
Halloween in Buenos Aires: let’s get your horror on!
In Argentina, Halloween is called “Noche de Brujas” and even though the country is not known for extravagant Halloween celebrantions, people are still dressing up in Vampire and Zombie costumes. The capital city of Buenos Aires hosts many Halloween parties and events that are all about enjoying and celebrating this scary thrill. Buenos Aires holds a large number of foreigners residents – among them students learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, volunteers and expats – and travellers! Most of them are more than interested in celebrating this international day and having some fun. We made a list of a few parties on this freaky Friday (and Thursday)!! Halloween in Buenos Aires: let’s get your horror on!
Buenos Aires: The Capital of Ice Cream
All our Spanish students know it, from their first day in the Argentine capital on: Buenos Aires is the capital of Ice Cream and a Haven for a Sweet Tooth!
Buenos Aires is famous for its gastronomy in general, and specially for the desserts, sweets and ice creams. And thus you will find loads of cafés, pastry shops and ice cream shops (heladerías) in this city. At most of these places, you will encounter the most delicious flavors. Buenos Aires is known for its high quality ice cream and it forms an important aspect of Argentine culture, since the Italian immigration during the 19th century. One of the favorite, typical Argentine flavors of many Spanish students at our school, is the famous “Dulce de leche”! This typical, (very) sweet ingredient is used in many cakes, pies, cookies and whatever sweet dish you can find in Argentina.
The opportunities to relax and visit interesting places in Buenos Aires are almost endless, for our Spanish students in Buenos Aires. If you have decided to to take a Spanish course in Argentina, don’t worry about feeling bored not a single afternoon. The opportunities for activities in the Argentine capital are endless.
Journey through the History of Palacio Barolo
Did you know….. That you are learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, in what once was the tallest building in whole South-America? Go up to the lighthouse and you will encounter amazing views of the city center of Buenos Aires and surroundings. And have you ever wondered why this building has such a special architecture? Palacio Barolo is actually one of the largest monuments in the world inspired by the famous Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. Every single piece of architecture here has a historical and mystic story behind it! After reading this article you will never go to Spanish classes as you did before. We invite you to read this Journey through the History of Palacio Barolo….
Dante’s The Divine Comedy
Mister Barolo and Italian architect Mario Palanti, were both big fans of Dante´s work. Therefore, they decided to dedicate a whole building to him which became the Barolo Palace in 1890, with Dante as their true inspiration. (more…)
Tango Dancing in La Catedral Buenos Aires.
Would you like to learn to dance the Tango as a real porteñ@! How? Read it here in this blog about Tango Dancing in Buenos Aires.
There are many reasons for visiting the stunning Argentine capital Buenos Aires. Learning Spanish (more about Spanish classes in Buenos Aires) is definitely one; but learn How to Dance Tango is definitely another good reason!
Buenos Aires has an enormous offer of tango shows, tango clubs and tango classes throughout the city. It does not really matter where you go, dancing the tango is always a lot of fun and the quality of tango dancing is, generally spoken, very high in in Buenos Aires.