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!

Six reasons to Study Spanish in Peru

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Six reasons to Study Spanish in Peru

Six reasons to study Spanish in Peru – and why not choose the beautiful city of Cusco and AMAUTA Spanish School?  At our downtown location in Cusco, at Calle San Agustin 249, AMAUTA offers Spanish Courses of all duration and at all levels. From Survival Spanish to standard group lessons, Spanish for business, Spanish and Volunteer, Spanish and Tefl, Medical Spanish and many other Spanish courses. Cusco is a fantastic city, and a great travel destination that is on many travel “bucket lists.”  Cusco is widely appreciated by travelers that know the city as a true highlight in South America, and an iconic city with much to offer. No better destination for your Spanish course in Peru

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Learning Spanish in Cusco: 5 Things You Should Know

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Learning Spanish in Cusco: 5 Things You Should Know

 

Learning Spanish in Cusco is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I highly recommend. Cusco – the main travelers attraction of Peru – is a safe, fun, cosmopolitan, and cultured city—and in my opinion, an ideal place to learn Spanish. Hopefully you agree and have also decided to study Spanish in Cusco. If so, here are five things you should know before studying Spanish in Cusco.
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Testimonial: observing Spanish Students in Cusco

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I’ve been at the Amauta Spanish School in Cusco for a few months now and observing Spanish students hasn’t gotten boring yet. I still find it fascinating how most students start at this Spanish school in Peru not speaking a word of Spanish and leaving being able to express themselves in Spanish. Old people, young people and everything in between continue their travels in Peru talking in Spanish, in the language they found impossible before.

My friend Isabelle came to visit me. She took 1 week of Spanish classes in Cusco and even in this short period of time she learned a lot. When I met her last year in Colombia she hardly spoke a word of Spanish. I had to do all the translating. She went home and I stayed in South-America.  Here in Cusco I figured I had to do the translating again. We were at a market and she wanted to buy a necklace. When the bargaining began I started translating what the salesman was saying. Even though she only studied for 1 week she didn’t need my translation. She just said: “yeah, yeah I got what he was saying”. I didn’t know she had improved that much.

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Experience the Peruvian culture and learn the Spanish language

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If you are seeking cultural enrichment, language acquisition and a place to have fun, look no further than AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru.
With Spanish teachers who have a strong passion for immersion and language learning you can depend on AMAUTA to help you become more confident in communicating in Spanish.

I personally attended the school located in the city of Cusco, surrounded by Andean mountains, at Calle Suecia. From school it was just a short walk to the ancient ruins of Sacsayhuaman as well as to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.

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New AMAUTA film shows why to choose Cusco to learn Spanish

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Considering to take Spanish classes in Peru, but not sure where yet? This video might help you decide to pick Cusco! The AMAUTA Spanish School – located at a few minutes from the main square, the Plaze de Armas – is so much more than just a place to learn Spanish. We are a social hangout, a travelspot and a place to make life long friends. Our students team up, take salsa classes, party, go to Machu Picchu, or travel to our Sacred Valley school together to take Spanish lessons there. (more…)

After 6 weeks of Spanish classes in Cusco

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After 6 weeks of Spanish classes in Cusco

After 6 weeks of Spanish classes in Cusco

Time flies when you are having fun! It’s true! Six weeks of Spanish classes in Peru have flown by.  At the end of July I arrived in Cusco for the first time. Impressed by the amazing views, the altitude, and the number of people I had to get used to this new city. Now, weeks later, it has become a genuine home to me. I got to know so many people; my classmates, my Spanish professors, the people working at AMAUTA Spanish School and even random people in the streets of Cusco. I got to know where to find cheap places to eat out, I learned which shops will try to rip me off and therefor to avoid. I experienced Cusco’s nightlife, the events happening at Plaza de Armas at an almost daily base, but most of all I learned the Spanish language!

Last week I took an exam. Above the exam was written nivel avanzado (advanced level). I was proud to read that I apparently have an advanced level of Spanish. For years I doubted to take Spanish classes. I once took an 8 class course at home. Not much came out of that. Now years later, I decided to really go for it. I started following at AMAUTA Spanish School. Four hours every day. Now, 120 hours of classes later, I learned all the grammatical rules. Of course my Spanish is not perfect yet. I need to work on my vocabulary and practice a lot more with all the Spanish grammar. But at least I know what the rules are.
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Beautiful Video Testimonial from Spanish student in Cusco

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Beautiful Video Testimonial from Spanish student in Cusco

Watch this video testimonial to learn about the experience of Caroline, a past Spanish student and volunteer at AMAUTA Spanish School here in Cusco, Peru. Caroline spent three months in Peru and she loved it. On the video, you have the opportunity to meet her Peruvian host family, la senora Nancy, and see what living in Peru is truly like. You’ll be surprised by how sweet and loving the Peruvians are and you’ll see for yourself why Peru is considered to have some of the world´s best food. Senora Nancy proudly shows what Peruvian meal she’s preparing for Caroline today: “Tamales, comida tipica de Peru”. “One of the benefits of living with a host family in Cusco”, says Caroline, “is that you learn Spanish a bit faster. And of course you experience the cultural life.”
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4 Cultural Tips You Need to Know When in Cusco

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4 Cultural Tips you Need to Know When in Cusco

Below you will find a short list of four important cultural tips that will be very useful for you when you study Spanish in Peru and you’re living in Cusco for a while. Do you have more tips, things you’ve learnt during your Spanish courses in Cusco, or your stay with a Peruvian host family? Please let us know.

Asking for Directions

When trying to find a restaurant, hotel, or a certain street in Cusco it is always best to ask 4 or 5 people. Sometimes Peruvians may give you directions even though they are not exactly sure where your destination lies. They like to help people so they would rather give you an answer than not tell you anything at all. Also, if you ask a Peruvian how much farther until your destination, it is likely they will tell you just a little bit longer when in reality it is still a long ways off. In order to get the most accurate information, it is best to ask more than one person and take the general consensus.
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