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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.  

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…)

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…)

Leven in AMAUTA Studentenhuis in Cusco

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Wednesday May 30, 2018 - Posted by
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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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Tuesday May 15, 2018 - Posted by
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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”.

Spaans leren in Peru en leven in Cusco, verrast het leven me iedere dag. Ik had nooit gedacht dat ik zoveel uit deze Spaanse immersie cursus in Peru zou kunnen halen (more…)

Sobre deliciosos jugos de frutas peruanos

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Tuesday May 15, 2018 - Posted by
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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. (more…)

Speed up your Spanish Conversations with locals in Peru

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Wednesday March 28, 2018 - Posted by
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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! 🙂

So let’s go to the animal/ flame case first. Here is our list of Words in Spanish with a multiple meaning so you can Speed Up your Conversations in Spanish with locals in Peru. (more…)

Spanish Lessons in Peru with fun fieldtrips

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Sunday March 11, 2018 - Posted by
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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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Thursday February 22, 2018 - Posted by
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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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Friday February 09, 2018 - Posted by
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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.” Learning Spanish in Peru and living in Cusco, life surprises me every day. I never thought I would get so much out of this Spanish Immersion program in Peru. (more…)

Spanish Courses in Peru on Offer

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Thursday November 23, 2017 - Posted by
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December Discounts on Spanish Courses

Spanish Courses in Peru on Offer

AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, Peru offers interactive Spanish programs in small groups. The AMAUTA professional teachers are all native Spanish speakers and will make sure you learn all about the beautiful Peruvian culture!

The best thing: All Spanish programs are ON OFFER with 20% OFF NOW!

Benefit from enjoyable Spanish lessons in Peru in a small group and practice your Spanish in the streets of Cusco on exciting trips with your teacher outside of the classroom!

Cusco, the ancient Inca capital, is a real gem of South American culture and the perfect place to begin Spanish classes or to step up your language skills! (more…)