Spanish School Peru: AMAUTA

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!

Reviews AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

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Review AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Reviews AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco

Hola! Yo soy Sarah de los Estados Unidos.

I studied Spanish for six weeks at AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, and during my time here, my Spanish improved a lot. When I arrived in Peru, I tested into an intermediate level, but I don´t really know how much Spanish I truly knew. Now I am finishing with an advanced level.  I feel that I learned so much from my teachers at AMAUTA—so many new Spanish words, Spanish phrases and and new tenses!

Out of the classroom

I loved how much variety I experienced in my Spanish classes. Every week I had two different teachers, and so I got to experience a bunch of different teaching styles. (more…)

AMAUTA Spanish School: great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

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AMAUTA Spanish School: a great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

AMAUTA Spanish School: great choice for learning Spanish in Peru

Are you looking for a place where to learn Spanish in Peru quickly? If so, I recommend AMAUTA Spanish School! This blog is also for you if you are just curious to learn more about the Spanish classes in Peru and you like to get an idea of what those classes are like.

Good vibe

A good vibe, enthusiastic Spanish teachers, small groups, many fun activities, great staff and a great location in Cusco: those are for me the seven main ingredients of the success of AMAUTA Spanish School. This is a school where you feel at home and where you are challenged to improve your Spanish language skills while having fun in a friendly atmosphere. (more…)

How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

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How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

How to Explore Buenos Aires on a Low-Budget: 6 Best Tips

We all know Buenos Aires is not one of the cheapest destinations in South America to learn Spanish. So once you have registered for your Spanish classes in Buenos Aires – or, even before you do -, you might worry about your budget and your opportunities to fully explore the Argentine Capital!

Don’t let a limited budget hold you back!! Buenos Aires is for everyone! As a student on a budget, you will have the same experiences (or even better!) in this beautiful city as travelers or students wth a higher budget than you. The capital of Argentina offers you tons of opportunities to enjoy and discover the city on a low-budget.
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Typical Argentine Music: 11 Songs in Spanish You Must Hear!

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Typical Argentine Music: 11 songs You Must Hear

Typical Argentine Music: 11 Songs in Spanish You Must Hear!

Susanne has been living and learning Spanish in Argentina for a couple of months and she loves the Argentine capital. “I have followed Spanish classes in Buenos Aires at AMAUTA and it has been amazing”, she says. “My Spanish has improved a lot. I love the location, and I love Buenos Aires. The city has so many things to offer and I love Argentine culture.

In this blog, I will tell you more about Argentine culture and specifically, about Argentine music. Did you know that music is a great way to practise your Spanish skills? With Argentine accent of course. I really love Argentina music and I’m happy to share this list* of 11 Songs in Spanish you Must Hear with you!”

** TIP: with the  Spanish Lessons Online you can make a personal lesson plan and include cultural topics like analyzing lyrics!
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8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires

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8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires

8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires

Of course, we want our students taking a Spanish Course in Buenos Aires to visit all the highlights of this beautiful city. They should visit all the amazing places that are on most “What to do and Best things to do in Buenos Aires” lists. BUT this city has so much more to offer than only the famous cemetery of Recoleta or an old tango show! Buenos Aires spreads itself out deep into the countryside and across the River de la Plata, which means that there is a lot more in Buenos Aires than meets the eye. The capital of Argentina has a unique character in South-America because of the European influences and even more the Italian immigration. The city consists out of many neighborhoods that all have their special charm and this creates so much diversity throughout. This and much more makes this city a perfect destination for Spanish classes in Argentina. (more…)

Living at the AMAUTA Student Residence in Cusco

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Living at the AMAUTA Student Residence in Cusco

Living at the AMAUTA Student Residence in Cusco.

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.

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What to do on A Weekend Trip to Uruguay

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What to do Weekend Trip to Uruguay

What to do Weekend Trip to Uruguay

If you are learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, make sure you program a day (or longer) for a visit to Uruguay. Especially Colonia del Sacramento, a charming colonial town, should be on top of your list. Colonia is located just an hour away by ferry from Buenos Aires. From here, you can take the bus to the Uruguayan capital city Montevideo, just three hours away.

So if you are looking for a nice tour on your What to do in Buenos Aires listing, make sure you do not forget Colonia nor Montevideo. Uruguayans are very friendly people, the landscape is beautiful and serene and the Uruguayan food (fresh from the sea) is amazing! Why miss the chance of seeing this magnificent country? A weekend trip to Uruguay can be easily arranged, for example at the administration of our Spanish School in Buenos Aires, and will be an unforgettable experience! Below, you will find an example itinerary of what to do in a weekend in Uruguay. (more…)

15 tips to getting a head start on your Spanish before arriving to Peru

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15 Tips to getting a Head Start on your Spanish before Arriving to Peru

Many people believe that it is difficult to practice Spanish without being in a Spanish-speaking country and without doing a formal Spanish course (online). However, that is an incorrect assumption. AMAUTA Spanish School has made this list with 15 study tips to getting a head start on your Spanish before arriving to Peru  for your Spanish immersion Program!

 

  1. Get a Spanish Learning app! Get an app or program to start learning Spanish phrases.
    There are countless apps and programs out there for people who want to learn a language in a more independent, convenient way. Depending on your preferences and goals, pick one of these apps and get started. (more…)

Spanish and Volunteer in Peru

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Spanish and Volunteer in Peru

Spanish and Volunteer in Peru

Recently we had a great group of students from Canada come to Peru, to take Spanish classes and do volunteer work in Cusco. The students participated during their first week in our Spanish in the Sacred Valley Program, where the all lived together with our Spanish teachers in our beautiful campus school. The group volunteered for two weeks at an orphanage in the Sacred Valley. After that, they returned to Cusco for a week to volunteer at a local school in Cusco, where their help was needed.
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Pair Spanish Classes with Cultural Experience of Peru

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Study Spanish in the Sacred Valley

Study Spanish in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Pair Spanish Classes with Cultural Experience of Peru
As everyone sometimes needs a change of perspective, AMAUTA regularly organizes a week Spanish immersion trip to the Sacred Valley, from Sunday to Saturday. Just 90 minutes outside of Cusco by bus, AMAUTA students are offered a totally new perspective of the region of Cusco while improving their Spanish skills.

While living at AMAUTA´s serene location in Yanahuara, the Sacred Valley offers various possibilities to discover the beautiful valley outside of Spanish classes. Students will have their Spanish courses either in the morning or in the late afternoon. (more…)