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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.  

Speed up your Spanish Conversations with locals in Peru

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Wednesday March 28, 2018 - Posted by
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Speed up your Spanish Conversations with locals in Peru

Speed up your Spanish Conversations with locals in Peru

Our Spanish teaches in Cusco made a list with words in Spanish with a double or even multiple meaning. Many people learning Spanish in Peru struggle with those words, especially in daily conversations. Multiple meaning words can be quite a challenge: there are spelled and pronounced exactly the same but………the meaning is totally different.

With our list of words in Spanish with a double meaning, you don’t have to worry anymore about your conversations with the local Peruvians, or with your host mum in Cusco! No more embarrassing (or funny) situations because you “missed’ a small detail…. Like for example not being sure if you were talking about animals or flames! 🙂

So let’s go to the animal/ flame case first. Here is our list of Words in Spanish with a multiple meaning so you can Speed Up your Conversations in Spanish with locals in Peru. (more…)

Seven questions I continue to ask myself since arriving in Cusco

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Thursday March 17, 2016 - Posted by
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Seven questions I continue to ask myself since arriving in Cusco

Seven questions I continue to ask myself since arriving in Cusco

Every since I arrived in Cusco for my Spanish Immersion Program in Peru, there are some questions that keep coming up and

some thoughts that I continue to ask myself since arriving in Cusco. Do you want to know which ones?

Read my story!

 

  1. Why do I feel like I am always going uphill in Cusco?
    Cusco, the ancient centre of the Incan Empire, is located in the Andes mountain range at an altitude of roughly 3,500 m above sea-level. Its location close to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas” complements its mystic character of the capital and the crucial point for Inca culture. For me, Cusco´s importance in the high points of the Incan culture was why I just had to travel there. (more…)

Why is Peru the perfect place to learn Spanish?

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Thursday March 17, 2016 - Posted by
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Why is Peru the perfect place to learn Spanish?

Why is Peru the perfect place to learn Spanish?

Why so many people are heading to South America to learn Spanish  – and especially to countries such as Peru, or Ecuador?   Keep on reading and find out why Peru is the perfect place to learn Spanish!

We’ve listed the best Seven Reasons Why is Peru the perfect place to Learn Spanish?

Did this blog convince you to book a Spanish course in Cusco? Let us know and you will get a 10% off! This will definitely make it not

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Best Spanish of Latin America is spoken in Peru! According to a survey conducted by the University of Chile in 2013, Peruvians speak the best Spanish in Latin America. Apart from other measures, the study concentrated on pronunciation and use of vocabulary. (Chile itself was among the worst Spanish speaking countries in the study …) (more…)

Peruvian Spanish: the Many Translations of the Word “Ok”

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Friday October 02, 2015 - Posted by
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Peruvian Spanish: the Many Translations of the Word “Ok”

Peruvian Spanish: the Many Translations of the Word “Ok” . During my first few days in Peru, I realized that I used the English word “Okay” quite frequently. It only took a few more days to realize, however, that its many uses and innuendos have little meaning in Peruvian Spanish. Thankfully, in the last few weeks, I’ve discovered some handy Spanish words to use in place of my generic “Okay.” Here’s a brief guide of some words you can use instead of “ok” while you’re studying Spanish in Cusco or travelling in Peru.” (more…)