Hola! Welcome to the AMAUTA Spanish School blog!
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!
Het stadje Cusco, de uitvalsbasis voor een bezoek aan de beroemde Inca stad Machu Picchu, is enorm in trek bij rondtrekkende toeristen en bovendien is het een perfecte plaats om Spaans te leren in Peru.
Er zijn hier ontelbaar veel restaurant, voor elk wat wils: internationale keuken (Italiaans, Japans, Mexicaans etc.), Peruanase keuken, eten voor de echte carnivoren onder ons en voor de vegetariërs.
Tijdens de eerste week dat ik Spaanse les volgde bij AMAUTA Spanish School , heb ik een lijst opgesteld van de drie beste restaurants in Cusco. Allen liggen ze op nog geen steenworp van Calle Suecia, de straat waar je AMAUTA kan vinden, en Plaza de Armas, het hart van de stad.
Pablo Neruda stated that “volunteering has the property of bringing people together in fraternal and cooperative work “. This fraternal and cooperative work, the Chilean poet refers to, we saw through a group of 9 young students (3 boys and 6 girls) that arrived in Cusco on January 3 and supported several volunteer projects of AMAUTA Spanish School in the city of Cusco.
The first organization that got support from these young people was a clinic that provides medical and rehabilitation services, which is under the direction of a religious order. In this clinic the volunteers helped with different activities such as feeding children, assist them in personal hygiene, to help them with their activities of painting and drawing, take a walk, and finally engage in recreational leisure activities.
Pablo Neruda afirmó que ” el trabajo voluntario tiene la característica de unir al hombre en trabajo fraternal, cooperativo,…”. Este trabajo fraternal y cooperativo, del cual habla el poeta chileno, lo vimos en AMAUTA a través de un grupo de 9 jóvenes (3 chicos y 6 chicas) que llegaron a Cusco el 3 de enero y que apoyaron a diferentes organismos de la ciudad de Cusco.
La primera organización a la que apoyaron fue una clínica en Cusco que presta servicios de medicina y rehabilitación, la cual está bajo la dirección de una orden religiosa. En esta clínica ayudaron en situaciones tales como dar de comer a los niños, asistirlos en su aseo personal, ayudarlos en sus actividades de pintura y dibujo, llevarlos de paseo, y finalmente realizar actividades lúdicas recreativas.
As I studied Spanish in Spain for almost a year before my stay in Buenos Aires, I speak Spanish with a “Spanish” accent.
When choosing where to do my internship, I chose Argentina. I had always been curious about the Argentine culture and I would be immersed in good, clear and slow Spanish, that’s what I thought. The moment I arrived in Buenos Aires, I realized how wrong I was! I arrived to a country with a totally different “Spanish”, not clear, good and slow at all! As a way of surviving and out of interested – I started to analyze the Argentine Spanish most Argentine people are so proud off. And now I love it too!
One of the major causes of the different Spanish is the history of the country: except for the Spanish immigrants, in Argentina mainly Italian immigrants arrived, millions of them. And all those immigrants created their own “Spanish”, a kind of “Spatalian”. That’s how the Spanish language of the conquistadores was turned into that new language, with that typical ‘Argentine sound’.
Before arriving to Buenos Aires for your Spanish course in Argentina, you might not even have realized how BIG Buenos Aires actually is. So here we come with a helping hand: our updated public transportation guide!
Our first tip for all students in Buenos Aires is to get a SUBE card. This makes travelling around Buenos Aires much easier and cheaper. Your SUBE card will give you access to the bus, train, and subway systems.
There are two ways you can buy a SUBE card: the official way, or the non-official way: on the friendly called “blue market” in Argentina. If you do it the official way, go to the post office (correo Argentino) with your passport, so this will be your personal card. You will be asked to fill in a form and then you will receive a SUBE card, which is registered in your name. The second way to buy a SUBE card is by going to one of the many kiosks around the city, where you will be able to purchase a SUBE card without filling in a form.
Cusco’s Street Food! How do you feel about giving it a try? So many people warned you not to, but living in Cusco as a Spanish student, we think you should go for it! Streetfood a very cheap and quick way to sample local fare, with no commitment to a full plate! Lots of people are wary of eating food prepared by a street vendor in Peru. But believe me, it’s the norm here in Cusco, and in most cases perfectly safe. Trust your gut…if it looks bad…don’t try it! And trust the crowd…if the people are gathered around waiting to eat it, it’s probably got a good reputation and there´s a reason for that! If it’s deserted, there’s likely a reason for that too, and I’m not interested in finding out what it is!
Following is a list of some popular street bites in Cusco…by no means is this list complete…explore the local fare and let us know what you enjoyed most! Buen provecho!