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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.  

AMAUTA Skype lessons : your own Spanish teacher online!

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Friday March 13, 2020 - Posted by
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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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Friday February 21, 2020 - Posted by
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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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Thursday December 05, 2019 - Posted by
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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…)

Hidden Gems in Cusco for Spanish students

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Saturday November 16, 2019 - Posted by
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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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Friday November 01, 2019 - Posted by
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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…)

40 Spanish phrases you should know

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Monday July 08, 2019 - Posted by
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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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31 Fun Fast Facts about Peru!

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Tuesday June 18, 2019 - Posted by
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31 Fun Fast Facts about Peru!

31 Fun Fun Fast Facts about Peru —- For many different reasons, Peru is a popular destination for a Spanish course abroad.

The spoken Spanish is very clear, the people friendly and the travel options endless: think Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, the Inca trail, Lake Titicaca, the Nazca Lines, the beach, the jungle, and much more. Also, Peru is one of the most affordable options to study Spanish in Latin America. On top, there are great options for volunteering in Peru and the Peruvian food is amazing.

 

But there is much more to learn about Peru. Here are 31 Fun Fast Facts about Peru for you to read while preparing for your trip to Peru! (more…)

Living with a host family during your Spanish course

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Wednesday May 22, 2019 - Posted by
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Living with a host family during your spanish course

 Living with a host family during your Spanish course

Living with a local guest family during your Spanish course in Peru is an amazing experience and an important component of most study abroad programs. AMAUTA Spanish School also offers this home stay experience in Cusco and in Buenos Aires. AMAUTA works with a great group of experienced guest families in both Peru and Argentina, carefully selected and monitored by our staff. We are happy to say that 98% of our students found that the host family experience was great; they mention it was a valuable complement to their Spanish studies.

However, living abroad in a new country with a new culture  – especially when you do not speak the Spanish language – can also be daunting and it requires a good deal of flexibility from both you and your host.  We think the following list of TIPS will be helpful for you when you plan on  living with a host family during your Spanish Course in Cusco . Check it out and let us know! (more…)

How altitude in Cusco will affect your body

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Tuesday February 26, 2019 - Posted by
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How altitude in Cusco will affect your body

How the Altitude in Cusco will affect your body

when learning Spanish in Cusco

It is one of the Frequently Asked Questions for the AMAUTA course counsellors from students that have registered for one of our Spanish courses in Peru: how will the altitude in Cusco affect my body?

Will I get soroche, altitude sickness? Will I be bothered by the altitude? Will I be strong enough to live and learn Spanish in Cusco at 3400 meters above sea level? And what should I do to avoid soroche?

Fortunately, we can always confirm that the altitude is hardly ever a problem for our Spanish students*. We recommend to rest upon arrival, and take it easy during the first days so your body can adjust to the altitude before starting the Spanish classes in Cusco.

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Learning Spanish for Adults: Four Foolproof Methods

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Thursday January 10, 2019 - Posted by
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Learning Spanish for Adults: Four Foolproof Methods

Learning Spanish is a rewarding challenge. It opens the doors to communication with 500 million speakers in 21 countries across the globe. Speaking another language is a hugely useful skill if you plan on traveling abroad, but studying Spanish also comes with a wide range of other unexpected benefits.

But if you’re looking at learning Spanish as an adult, you might feel that it’s more than an uphill battle. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, right?

Well, not exactly. Not only is it possible to become fluent in Spanish as an adult, but there is a range of ways of doing so – with some far more effective than others. Let’s find out exactly what they are. (more…)