Spanish School Peru: AMAUTA

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Spanish School AMAUTA in Cusco, Peru is the best place to learn Spanish in Peru. We provide in-depth Spanish lessons and a cultural immersion experience for everyone. Our students step outside of the Spanish classroom to enjoy the Peruvian culture, make Spanish-speaking friends, and travel in Peru. During or after your Spanish lesson, you can, volunteer in Peru where you will really get the chance to improve your Spanish language skills and give back to the Peruvian community.

Here at the AMAUTA blog, we aim to keep our Spanish alumni, current and future students, and anyone who is interested in Peruvian and Latin American culture, the most relevant information about what is happening in Peru. We´ll post fun articles about our Spanish School in Peru, Tips to learn Spanish, how to get the most out of your Spanish classes in Cusco, advice on how to prepare for your trip to Peru, life in Cusco, Peruvian cuisine, Peruvian festivals, what to do in Cusco, and much more.

After reading our blog, you’ll know exactly why you want to study Spanish at AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru! Hasta pronto!

Hidden Gems in Cusco for Spanish students

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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! (more…)

31 Fun Fast Facts about Peru!

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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…)

How altitude in Cusco will affect your body

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26Feb
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*. (more…)

Leven in AMAUTA Studentenhuis in Cusco

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30May
Living at the AMAUTA Student Residence in Cusco

Leven in AMAUTA Studentenhuis in Cusco

Leven in AMAUTA Studentenhuis of studenten residentie is een super ervaring. Het studentenhuis ligt midden in het centrum van Cusco, op steenworp afstand van de Plaza de Armas. Dit is een prachtige plek om te leven en de stad te verkennen.

Het studentenhuis bevindt zich bovendien in hetzelfde gebouw als de school waar je cursus Spaans gegeven wordt. Zou je nóg dichterbij de locatie van je Spaanse lessen in Cusco kunnen zijn? De reistijd die je uitspaart kun je dus lekker besteden aan wat langer uitslapen, relaxen, en Cusco verkennen!

In de residentie vind je één, twee en driepersoonskamers; de meesten hebben gedeelde badkamers. Er is een balkon, een gemeenschappelijke ruimte, een zonnige binnenplaats en gratis WIFI. (more…)

Intensieve Spaanse Cursus in Peru: Cusco verkennen

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15May
Spanish Immersion in Peru: a visit to the Cusco Cemetry

Intensieve Spaanse Cursus in Peru: Cusco verkennen

Fieldtrip naar het Amudena kerkhof met docent Spaans

Een trip naar een kerkhof zal waarschijnlijk niet iedereens idee zijn van een opbeurende ervaring zijn. Ik hou er echter wel van, dus toen de leraar van mijn Spaans cursus in Cusco ons vertelde dat we voor onze excursie van vandaag naar het kerkhof in Cusco gingen lopen, was ik nieuwsgierig en een beetje enthousiast. Ik zag grijze platen van steen gekerfd met datums en grafschriften, in rijen, sommige nieuw en sommige bedekt met mos voor me. Dat zou, op zichzelf al interessant genoeg zijn.

Echter toen we aankwamen, zag ik waarom de Almudena Kerkhof – cementario general de Amudena – beschreven werd als “de gelukkigste plek van Cusco”. (more…)

Sobre deliciosos jugos de frutas peruanos

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15May
About Tasty and Fresh Peruvian Fruit Juices

Sobre deliciosos jugos de frutas peruanos

Una de las cosas que nuestros estudiantes aman sobre Peru durante su tiempo aprendiendo español en Perú es la gran variedad de vegetales y frutas y la calidad de su comida en general. No cabe duda de eso, ya que Perú tiene una de las mejores comidas en el mundo entero.

Ya que el país tiene muchos paisajes y climas, existe una gran variedad de vegetación. Las frutas típicas son el aguaymanto, chirimoya, tumbo y la tuna. Durante el Camino Inca, la famosa caminata hacia la ciudadela inca Machu Picchu, podrás encontrar muchas de estas frutas, en especial la tuna.
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Speed up your Spanish Conversations with locals in Peru

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28Mar
Speed up your Spanish Conversations with locals in Peru

Speed up your Spanish Conversations with locals in Peru

Our Spanish teaches in Cusco made a list with words in Spanish with a double or even multiple meaning. Many people learning Spanish in Peru struggle with those words, especially in daily conversations. Multiple meaning words can be quite a challenge: there are spelled and pronounced exactly the same but………the meaning is totally different.

With our list of words in Spanish with a double meaning, you don’t have to worry anymore about your conversations with the local Peruvians, or with your host mum in Cusco! No more embarrassing (or funny) situations because you “missed’ a small detail…. Like for example not being sure if you were talking about animals or flames! 🙂 (more…)

Spanish Lessons in Peru with fun fieldtrips

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11Mar
Spanish Lessons in Peru with fun fieldtrips

Spanish Lessons in Peru with fun fieldtrips

One of the things I enjoyed most during my Spanish lessons in Cusco (Peru), are the field trips. Learning Spanish in Peru is a great way to improve your Spanish quickly: during the four hours per day in small groups with my teacher, I spoken more Spanish than I’d ever done during my Spanish course home.

But the best opportunities to practice Spanish, to learn about Peruvian culture and to explore Cusco, were the field trips organized by AMAUTA. During one of those trips we went to the Qolwanpata Inca Park in Cusco. Here you can read my report of my Spanish lessons in Peru with fun field trips. (more…)

8 Rare en grappige dingen die je tegenkomt in Peru

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22Feb
8 Weird and Funny Things Seen in Peru

8 Rare en grappige dingen die je tegenkomt in Peru

Het kan handig zijn je een cultureel gezien een beetje flexibel op te stellen als je naar een nieuw land reist . Vooral als je er heen gaat met het idee om de Spaanse taal te leren en je de lokale cultuur tot je probeert te nemen, is “open minded” zijn een belangrijk voorwaarde om zo veel mogelijk op te pikken. Dat geldt zeker ook als je een een Spaanse taalcursus in Peru gaat volgen.

Maar als je langer op een bestemming verblijft, ga je je, ongeacht je beste intenties, toch soms irriteren aan bepaalde dingen. Of zo niet irriteren, er in elk geval om lachen. Zonder twijfel gebeurt dit ook bij onze Spaanse studenten in Peru ook. Vooral ook omdat bepaalde dingen in Peru ook echt te grappig zijn! 🙂

Hieronder vind je een lijst met 8 aspecten van de Peruaanse cultuur en dagelijkse realiteit waarvan Spaans studenten het vaak toch wel een beetje raar, grappig, of het misschien wat moeilijk te verwerken vinden. Dus ga door met het lezen van de grappige observaties van onze Spaanse studenten in Cusco!

 

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Spanish Immersion in Peru: exploring Cusco

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09Feb
Spanish Immersion in Peru: a visit to the Cusco Cemetry

Spanish Immersion in Peru: exploring Cusco

Reflections on a Field Trip to the Almudena Cemetery with our Spanish Teacher

A trip to a cemetery may not be everyone’s idea of an uplifting experience. I love cemeteries of all kinds, so when my the teacher of my Spanish Course in Cusco tells us that for our field trip today, we will be walking to the cemetery, I am curious, and, a little excited. I am imagining grey slabs of stones etched with dates and epitaphs, in rows, some new, some covered with moss. This would, itself, be interesting enough.

When we arrive, however, I can see why the Almudena Cemetery—Cementario General de Almudena—has been described as “the happiest place in Cusco.” (more…)