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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.  

The best way to learn Spanish: 8 scientifically-backed methods

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Thursday August 23, 2018 - Posted by
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The best way to learn Spanish: 8 scientifically-backed methods

The best way to learn Spanish: 8 scientifically-backed methods

 

Is Spanish easy to learn? What’s the quickest way to learn Spanish? What is the best way to learn Spanish?

These are just some of the questions that you asked yourself – and the internet – when you first started learning Spanish. There are plenty of ways that you can study Spanish – and plenty of debate around their effectiveness. But which are actually work?

 

Is it possible to learn Spanish in a month?

Before we begin, let’s put to bed a question that touches the lips of a lot of first-time language learners: is it possible learn Spanish (or any other language) in a month?

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7 Reasons to Learn Spanish This Year

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Tuesday January 16, 2018 - Posted by
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7 Reasons to Learn Spanish in 2018

7 Reasons to Learn Spanish This Year

Do you Always envy people that seem to speak in other languages as if it were very easy?

In reality, learning a new language can be tough and at times even frustrating. Especially the start can be difficult. But let me tell you: it is worth all the trouble. Especially learning Spanish can be mind-opening! Learning a new language brings many advantages to it!

And if you study a new language in the country where it is the native tongue, like in Peru, it can become a whole game-changer – and not only for your language abilities! Being bilingual opens doors and creates opportunities that do not exist for a monolingual.

In this blog, we have listed 7 Reasons to Learn Spanish This Year.

Will they convince you to make learning Spanish a priority for this year?
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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Cusco

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Thursday August 17, 2017 - Posted by
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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Cusco

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Cusco

Before coming to Cusco to study Spanish in Peru and do my internship, I was concerned that it would be difficult to find good and affordable vegetarian meals in Peru. After two months of learning Spanish and living in Cusco, I already have a list of go-to places for my favorite vegetarian dishes at the best vegetarian restaurants in Cusco.

And – this is also important – the prices suitable for both students or travelers in Peru. Find below my favorite vegetarian meals in Cusco (in no particular order) and where you can find them.

Are you learning Spanish in Cusco, or traveling in Peru? Do you have a favorite vegetarian restaurant in Cusco, or elsewhere in Peru?

Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

 

Go-To-Places with my Favorite Vegetarian Meals in Cusco

1. Jack’s Café
A restaurant in classic American-style serving until late hours a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner meals in big portions.
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New Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru

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Sunday July 09, 2017 - Posted by
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New Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru

 

New Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru

Cusco and Peru offer so many opportunities that you do not want to choose! You want it all! If you are looking for a unique Spanish Course, check this. You can now explore the city of Cusco and inmserse yourself in Peruvian culture, learn Spanish in Cusco, travel in Peru, know the Peruvian Jungle, do an amazing trek to Machu Picchu and be a volunteer in Peru! All in one, very affordable program: our new Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru.

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AMAUTA’s student guide to Inti Raymi Cusco

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Tuesday June 20, 2017 - Posted by
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AMAUTA’s Student Guide to Inti Raymi Cusco
AMAUTA students in Peru have already experienced a large part of the “Fiestas de Cusco” during this month of June. However, the biggest and most important celebration of Cusco is still to come. Only a few days after Qoyllur Rit’i and Corpus Christi, on June 24th – the day that the sun is farthest away from the earth – Inti Raymi will be celebrated in Cusco. It is a traditional Inca festival when the people worship the sun and plead for its return. Below you will find some tips and tricks, be prepared to make the most out of this special day in Cusco.
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AMAUTA Spanish School: great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

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Monday April 03, 2017 - Posted by
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AMAUTA Spanish School: a great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

AMAUTA Spanish School: great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

Are you looking for a place where to learn Spanish in Peru quickly? If so, I recommend AMAUTA Spanish School! This blog is also for you if you are just curious to learn more about the Spanish classes in Peru and you like to get an idea of what those classes are like.

Good vibe

A good vibe, enthusiastic Spanish teachers, small groups, many fun activities, great staff and a great location in Cusco: those are for me the seven main ingredients of the success of AMAUTA Spanish School. This is a school where you feel at home and where you are challenged to improve your Spanish language skills while having fun in a friendly atmosphere. (more…)

4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru

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Monday March 06, 2017 - Posted by
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4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru

4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru

Peru is one of the best destinations to learn Spanish. This will be nothing new to you; probably you have already heard this before. But what if I told you that “Peru” alone is NOT the best destination to learn Spanish? There are actually 4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru, and all of them are perfect for learning about Peru, taking Spanish classes and having a great time!

With AMAUTA Spanish School Peru, it is possible to experience all of them AND learn Spanish while exploring this beautiful country. Because AMAUTA offers Spanish classes in Peru on FOUR amazing locations to mix and match! (more…)

How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

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Thursday February 16, 2017 - Posted by
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How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

We all know Buenos Aires is not one of the cheapest destinations in South America to learn Spanish. So once you have registered for your Spanish classes in Buenos Aires – or, even before you do -, you might worry about your budget and your opportunities to fully explore the Argentine Capital!

Don’t let a limited budget hold you back!! Buenos Aires is for everyone! As a student on a budget, you will have the same experiences (or even better!) in this beautiful city as travelers or students wth a higher budget than you. The capital of Argentina offers you tons of opportunities to enjoy and discover the city on a low-budget.
 

Tip 1 – How much does food cost in Buenos Aires
 
First things first, food! You probably are aware of the fact that Buenos Aires is also the capital of MEAT. In Europe and other Western countries, a tenderloin steak is not for those living on a low budget. (more…)

Travel Kit for Spanish Students in Peru

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Tuesday June 07, 2016 - Posted by
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Travel Kit for Spanish Students in Peru

Are you coming to Cusco to learn Spanish in Peru? Great! We are looking forward to seeing you! If you are now preparing your trip to Peru and you are thinking about whether or not to pack a certain item, here is this very useful list for you: the essential items for the AMAUTA Spanish Student and in Cusco!

  1. Take a handy Spanish Dictionary with you! In our nowadays digital times, you might not think about it as there are so many apps to quickly translate a missing word…but what if you are without internet in another country? Better to take an analog backup!
     
  2. There are two things to point out concerning your accommodation at the AMAUTA residency or your host family: in any case – please take some towels! You will not need bed sheets or cushions neither at the host family or at the AMAUTA student residence – but towels are not provided!
     

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Meeting Sarah, our Volunteer Coordinator in Cusco

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Friday May 20, 2016 - Posted by
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Meeting Sarah, our Volunteer Coordinator in Cusco

“Come to Peru with an adventurous spirit” is one of the many tips that our friendly and cheerful volunteer coordinator Sarah gives to the future Spanish students and volunteers that will soon be coming to Peru to participate in our volunteer program. Sarah has been working with AMAUTA since January this year and she is now an indispensable member of the AMAUTA Peru Team.

What is it like to be the AMAUTA volunteer coordinator, do you enjoy your job?

Very much, I’m very glad to be here! AMAUTA is a great place, I have great colleagues and together we provide a fun and friendly environment for foreigners that come to Cusco to learn Spanish and/or to do volunteer work in Peru.
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