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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.  

Celebrando 50 años de Mafalda

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Celebrating 50 years of Mafalda

Este mes, la argentina Mafalda celebra su 50 aniversario. Incluso después de tantos años todavía se ve como un niño de 6 años. No, Mafalda no es una persona con alguna enfermedad genética rara, ella es un personaje de dibujos animados.

Nacido y criado en Buenos Aires, Mafalda es una de las figuras más emblemáticas de la cultura argentina. La tira cómica funcionó desde 1964 hasta 1973 y todavía es un personaje muy conocido en Argentina. Hasta hoy en día usted encontrará historietas cortas de ella en el diario Clarín. Malfalda representa a la clase media argentina y ella cínicamente reflexiona sobre la sociedad y la vida cotidiana. La niña de 6 años de edad, es inteligente y un poco de un listillo a veces. Ella odia comer sopa pero le encanta discutir asuntos complejos. Incluso hasta el punto de que sus padres no saben cómo responder a sus preguntas difíciles. A menudo, ella utiliza su inteligencia para manipular a sus padres para que la dejara hacer lo que ella quiere. Pero siempre es justo y quiere ayudar a sus amigos y familiares.
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Celebrating 50 years of Mafalda

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Friday October 03, 2014 - Posted by
03Oct
Celebrating 50 years of Mafalda

This month, the Argentine Mafalda celebrates her 50th birthday. Even after so many years she still looks like a 6 year old child. No, Mafalda is not a person with some rare genetic disease, she is a cartoon character.

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Mafalda is one of the most emblematic figures of Argentine culture. The comic strip ran from 1964 to 1973 and still she is a well known character in Argentina. Up till today you will find short cartoons of her in the Clarín newspaper. Malfalda represents the Argentinian middle class and she cynically reflects on society and everyday life. The 6 year old girl is intelligent and a bit of a smartass at times. She hates eating soup but loves discussing complex matters. Even to a point that her parents don’t know how to answer her difficult questions. Often she uses her intelligence to manipulate her parents into letting her do what she wants. But always she is righteous and wants to help her friends and family.
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