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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.  

All about Cusco nightlife

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All about Cusco Nightlife

All about Cusco nightlife

Shortly after arrival in Peru, our students taking Spanish courses in Cusco discover that Cusco is a city full of celebrations and cultural events. The night life in Cusco is no different. With a copious amount of options, you may feel overwhelmed and ambiguous about their decision.  That’s why we have prepared this brief guide to nightlife in Cusco.

 

Indigo: to start the night

To start the the night, Indigo is highly recommended. This relaxing environment is the perfect place to decompress from a day of exploring before an exciting night out. Coffee, juice and milkshakes are some of the beverages you can enjoy, in addition to alcoholic beverages.  Indigo also specialize in Thai and Peruvian food. This popular hangout has several games, free WIFI, and hookah.

Located at Tecsecona 415 Cusco, this place is visited by many AMAUTA Spanish School students regularly. Tip! Take advantage of the student discount, exclusively for AMAUTA students!

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31 Fun Fast Facts about Peru!

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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…)

Qué hacer y qué No hacer cuando se vive con una familia anfitriona durante tu curso de español

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Wednesday May 29, 2019 - Posted by
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Living with a host family during your spanish course

Qué hacer y qué No hacer cuando se vive con una Familia Anfitriona

durante tu Curso de Español

Vivir con una familia de acogida durante tus estudios de español es una experiencia increíble y un componente importante de la mayoría de los programas de estudio en el extranjero. La Escuela de Español AMAUTA te ofrece una experiencia de estadía en una casa de familia: AMAUTA trabaja con familias de acogida con experiencia en Perú y Argentina y estamos felices de decir que el 98% de los estudiantes de la experiencia de la familia de acogida ha sido grandiosa y un valiosa complemento a tus estudios de español.

Sin embargo, vivir en el extranjero en un nuevo país con una nueva cultura cuando usted no habla el idioma español, también puede ser intimidante y requiere una buena dosis de flexibilidad por parte de ambos, tuya y la de tu anfitrión.

Para sacar el máximo provecho de tu experiencia en la familia, aquí una breve lista de las cosas por hacer y no hacer
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Living with a host family during your Spanish course

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Wednesday May 22, 2019 - Posted by
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Living with a host family during your spanish course

 Living with a host family during your Spanish course

Living with a local guest family during your Spanish course in Peru is an amazing experience and an important component of most study abroad programs. AMAUTA Spanish School also offers this home stay experience in Cusco and in Buenos Aires. AMAUTA works with a great group of experienced guest families in both Peru and Argentina, carefully selected and monitored by our staff. We are happy to say that 98% of our students found that the host family experience was great; they mention it was a valuable complement to their Spanish studies.

However, living abroad in a new country with a new culture  – especially when you do not speak the Spanish language – can also be daunting and it requires a good deal of flexibility from both you and your host.  We think the following list of TIPS will be helpful for you when you plan on  living with a host family during your Spanish Course in Cusco . Check it out and let us know! (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…)

Waarom Spaans leren? 7 goede redenen!

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Thursday April 11, 2019 - Posted by
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The 7 Extraordinary Benefits of Learning Spanish If You Like to Travel

Waarom Spaans leren? 7 goede redenen!

Of je nu op zoek bent naar een reis naar Peru of naar andere delen van Zuid-Amerika, of je zoekt gewoon nieuwe uitdagingen, het studeren van een tweede taal is een opmerkelijk iets om te doen. De voordelen van Spaans te leren, vooral als je veel wilt reizen, kunnen niet worden onderschat. Benieuwd?  Lees dan verder , want we nemen je mee naar de belangrijke redenen om Spaans te leren. Waarom Spaans leren? 7 goede redenen!

Spaans leren maakt reizen in het buitenland een stuk makkelijker

Als je nog geen reis door Zuid-Amerika hebt gemaakt, is het moeilijk voor te stellen hoe lastig het is als anderstalige of “enkel Engels” sprekende toerist in deze volledig Spaanstalige wereld.

Wil je op reis? Je hebt de colectivo nodig, of misschien wel de metro, de metro, een taxi. (more…)

Volunteering in Peru: A Complete Guide to Organizing Volunteer Work

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Tuesday February 05, 2019 - Posted by
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Volunteering in Peru: A Complete Guide to Organizing Volunteer Work

Volunteering in Peru: A Complete Guide to Organizing Volunteer Work

One of the joys of traveling abroad is the opportunities it presents to interact with local people, from the women at the market stalls to the families you encounter in a rural community. But sticking around and opting to live in a community for an extended period can be even more rewarding: imagine being welcomed into a town and spending each day interacting with local people.

Volunteering in Peru allows just that. We’ve put together this guide to volunteering programs in Peru that sets out everything you need to know about finding and organizing projects where you lend a hand. (more…)

Learning Spanish for Adults: Four Foolproof Methods

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Thursday January 10, 2019 - Posted by
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: Learning Spanish for Adults: Four Foolproof Methods

Learning Spanish for Adults: Four Foolproof Methods

Learning Spanish is a rewarding challenge. It opens the doors to communication with 500 million speakers in 21 countries across the globe. Speaking another language is a hugely useful skill if you plan on traveling abroad, but studying Spanish also comes with a wide range of other unexpected benefits.

But if you’re looking at learning Spanish as an adult, you might feel that it’s more than an uphill battle. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, right?

Well, not exactly. Not only is it possible to become fluent in Spanish as an adult, but there is a range of ways of doing so – with some far more effective than others. Let’s find out exactly what they are. (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…)