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!
The AMAUTA Student residence, located right in the heart of Cusco city, at a stones throw from the Plaza de Armas, is a great place to live and to explore the city. The Residence is located within the same building as the Spanish school. Could you possibly be closer to the location of your Spanish classes in Cusco? The time you safe traveling back and forward to your Spanish classes can be used to explore Cusco.
In the students residence, you find single and shared rooms, most of them with shared bathroom facilities. There is a common room, a sunny courtyard, free WIFI and a balcony.
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.”
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.