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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.  

De 5 beste Hiking Avonturen in Peru Voor Jouw Bucket List

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Tuesday October 15, 2019 - Posted by
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The 5 Best Peru Hiking Adventures For Your Bucket List

De 5 beste Hiking Avonturen in Peru Voor Jouw Bucket List

Met de bergrug van het Andesgebergte die de lengte van Peru in tweeen splijt, en met 6.000 meter prachtige bergen – genoeg om de ervaren hiker te doen duizelen – is Peru een absoluut walhalla voor trekkers. De beste trektochten in Peru zijn gemakkelijk te bereiken vanuit Cuzco of met een busreis vanuit Lima. Dus trek je wandelschoenen aan en maak je klaar om op pad te gaan! Dit zijn de 5 beste hiking avonturen in Peru voor jouw bucket list!

1. De Inca Trail Naar Machu Picchu, Cuzco

De beroemdste van alle wandelroutes in Peru is zonder twijfel de Inca Trail, die je rechtstreeks naar Machu Picchu leidt. Het is een klassieker, een prachtige hike die de geschiedenis en sublieme landschappen laat zien en je de kans geeft om je reis te beëindigen op precies dezelfde manier als de Inca: op het voormalige landgoed voor Inca royalty. (more…)

Zes Beste Plaatsen om Spaans te leren in Zuid-Amerika

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Thursday April 11, 2019 - Posted by
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The Six Most Unmissable Places to Learn Spanish in South America

Zes Beste Plaatsen om Spaans te leren in Zuid-Amerika

Éen van de makkelijkste manieren om een nieuwe taal te leren, is in het land waar deze taal gesproken wordt. Daar heb je veel mogelijkheden om je taal skills te testen en elke dag Spaans te spreken. Ook al is Spanje vaak een logische keuze, de beste plaats om Spaans te leren is Zuid-Amerika.

Spaanse taalcursussen zijn er niet alleen betaalbaar, ook locale accenten zijn goed te begrijpen en je krijgt veel kansen om het nieuwe continent te ontdekken. Zuid-Amerika is een avontuur op zich!  In Zuid-Amerika zijn meerdere plaatsen waar je Spaanse taalcursussen kan volgen, dus daarom hebben we de zes  Beste Plaatsen om Spaans te leren in Zuid-Amerika voor je op een rijtje gezet.

Van het Cusco van de Inca’s, tot de pampa’s van Argentinie en de stranden van Colombia, er zijn genoeg plaatsen waar je jezelf helemaal kan onderdompelen in de Spaanse taal.

 

Wat is het beste land om Spaans leren in Zuid-Amerika?

Zuid-Amerika bestaat uit 12 verschillende landen en beslaat 6,8 miljoen vierkante mijl. Er zijn heel veel mogelijkheden om Spaanse taalcursussen te volgen! (more…)

11 Must-Visit Sites & Things to Do in the Sacred Valley

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Friday November 30, 2018 - Posted by
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11 Must-Visit Sites & Things to Do in the Sacred Valley, Peru

11 Must-Visit Sites & Things to Do in the Sacred Valley

Just an hour’s drive from Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru is named after its importance to the Inca, whose ruined citadels and former agricultural terraces are dotted along the valley’s course.

It’s an awe-inspiring place to visit, flanked by serrated mountains and lush with corn that grows beside the Río Urubamba that flows right along the valley floor. For any visitor to Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is an unmissable spot on your trip to Peru.

Avoid just passing through on the way to the epic Inca fortress of Machu Picchu and instead spend a few days exploring one of Peru’s largest and most dynamic artisan markets, pre-Colombian salt mines and even one-of-a-kind hotels installed high up on the valley sides. Join us as we rundown the eleven Must Visit Sites and best things to do in the Sacred Valley.

Spoiler: yes, AMAUTA Spanish School offers Spanish classes at this amazing location (see #11)!

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The Six most unmissable Places to Learn Spanish in South America

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Tuesday November 06, 2018 - Posted by
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The Six Most Unmissable Places to Learn Spanish in South America

The Six Most Unmissable Places to Learn Spanish in South America

One of the easiest ways to pick up a new language is by studying abroad, where you have every opportunity to put your new linguistic skills to the test. Although Spain might seem like the obvious choice, the best place to learn Spanish is actually South America.

Not only are Spanish language classes affordable, local accents are comprehensible and you also get the chance to explore a new continent. But it’s a big place to choose from, so that’s why we’ve put together this run down of the six most unmissable places to learn Spanish in South America.

From the Inca heartland of Cusco to the pampas of Argentina via the beaches of Colombia, there are plenty of places to immerse yourself in Spanish.

Know before you go: where to learn Spanish in South America

Comprising 12 distinct countries and covering 6.89 million square miles, South America has plenty of options when it comes to language study – and maybe even too many options. (more…)

The 5 Best Peru Hiking Adventures For Your Bucket List

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Thursday September 06, 2018 - Posted by
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The 5 Best Peru Hiking Adventures For Your Bucket List

The 5 Best Peru Hiking Adventures For Your Bucket List

 

With the ridge of the Andes Mountains slicing the length of the country and 6,000m mountains that make the most adventurous drool, Peru is a trekker’s paradise.  Some of the best Peru hiking options are easily accessed either from Cusco or by a bus journey from Lima. So once you’re done with your Spanish classes in Cusco, strap on your hiking boots and get ready to hit the trail!

1. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Cusco

Easily the most famous of all trekking in Peru, the Inca Trail that leads you directly to Machu Picchu is a classic hike, combining history and sublime landscapes with the chance to end your journey the exact same way the Inca would: at this former estate for Inca royalty.

There are several Inca trekking routes in Peru that go to Machu Picchu, however, the classic Inca Trail is a four-day 43km hike that winds up into the mountains beyond the Sacred Valley, summiting three high-altitude passes before terminating at the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu for sunrise on the final day.

The Inca Trail definitely ranks among the best hiking in Peru and the experience of travelling in the footsteps of this former civilization is one you won’t forget in a hurry. (more…)

The best 5 Cusco Applications

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Tuesday May 15, 2018 - Posted by
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The best 5 Cusco Applications

The Best 5  Cusco Applications

In this article, we will recommend you the Best 5 Cusco Applications you will want to use while living in Peru. Or when preparing your trip to Peru.  Because once registered for your Spanish course in Cusco you will start preparing yourself for your adventure and Spanish immersion experience in Peru.

Obviously this will involve a lot of reading about Cusco and about Peru. There are many,  many  good blogs and articles online to be found.

For instance, here is a good link about what to pack for your trip to Peru.

Or this one with important cultural tips you need to know.

And if you are interested in the culture of Cusco, there is this interesting Cusco culture blog.

But of course there are great apps too, that wil be very usefull before and during your stay in Cusco.  Here is a list with The best 5 Cusco Applications that will make your phone  your personal assistant before and during your stay in Cusco. These applications will make your packing easier, but also the Spanish learning process, your stay in Cusco and maybe further travel. And the best part? They are for free!

 

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Siete razones para Aprender Español este año

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Wednesday April 18, 2018 - Posted by
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7 Reasons to Learn Spanish in 2018

Siete razones para Aprender Español este año

¿Siempre te has tenido envidia de las personas que hablan otros idiomas?

En realidad, aprender un nuevo idioma puede ser un tanto difícil o, a veces, frustrante, sobre todo, al inicio. Pero déjame decirte: vale la pena todo el esfuerzo. Sobre todo porque el español puede abrir tu mente. ¡Aprender un nuevo idioma como el español te brinda muchas ventajas!

Y si estudias un nuevo idioma en un país donde se habla tal idioma, como en Perú, esto puede algo innovador, no solo para tu habilidades lingüísticas, sino también te puede abrir puertas y crear oportunidades que no tendrías si fueras monolingüe.

En este artículo, hemos listado siete razones por las que debes aprender español este año.

¿Te convenceremos de hacer del aprender español una prioridad? (more…)

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 Spanish 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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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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Nieuw Spaans & Reis Programma in Cusco: Ontdek Peru!

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

 

Nieuw Spaans & Reis Programma in Cusco: Ontdek Peru!

Cusco en Peru hebben zoveel mogelijkheden te bieden, dat je gewoon niet wilt kiezen! Want je wilt het natuurlijk allemaal doen: de stad Cusco ontdekken, je onderdompelen in de Peruaanse cultuur, Spaans Leren in Cusco, reizen in Peru, een trek naar Machu Picchu en ook nog vrijwilligerswerk doen!

En dit is nu mogelijk in dit nieuwe 4/ 6/ of 8 weeks programma aangeboden door AMAUTA Spanish School, met die nieuwe programma: “Ontdek Peru”!

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