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.
Did you just finish high school and are you uncertain about what to do next? Do you need a break from studying and want to explore the world?
There are many gap year programs to choose from and you might have some great gap year ideas. Keep reading and find out why Peru is the Perfect Destination for your Gap Year!
Peru is a diverse country with many different climates and environments. Go trekking in the Andean mountains or rafting, or quad riding; go surfing and swimming at the coast, go sandboarding in dessert or go for a ride in a sand buggy and explore Peru’s wildlife in the rainforest and the Inca Citadel Machu Picchu. Because Peru has it all!
So you just made it to Peru, and you will learn Spanish in Peru in Cusco – in the wonderful and picturesque town of the Incas. You will dive into the culture and find new, exotic places to eat, explore, and dance! You are interested in the Spanish language and the culture, so you likely do not want to be the typical tourist. So where will you go, then? What will you do? Discover Hidden gems in Cusco for Spanish students.
Cusco has plenty of classic and popular places popular for tourists and travellers in Peru. Indigo, Limbos, and Papachos, for example, attract many tourists, and for a good reason! However, it is always satisfying to find a secret place that the majority of tourists don’t know about, or only locals find their way. Taking Spanish classes in Cusco, you want something more. You want to explore the Peruvian culture as it is. Keep reading, because we give you our favourite “hole in the wall” places around Cusco for our Spanish students, that not your everyday tourist in Cusco will know about. Be ready to do some exploring in Cusco. (more…)
There are few things more frustrating than floundering with the local language while traveling.
Many of us are probably guilty of using hand signals and a Spanish word here or there, but it’s not exactly the best way to communicate if you want to get the most out of your stay in Latin America.
If you’re headed to Peru , knowing some Spanish will help you better understand the culture and make your trip much more fulfilling. (this being said: if you really want to get serious about your Spanish, there’s no better way to do it than by taking Spanish lessons in Peru.)
While you don’t need to know how to discuss the state of the global economy with the people in Peru, you should at least know the basics in Spanish like introductions, ordering meals and getting from A to B on a bus. Therefore, we made the following list for you with 40 Spanish Phrases you should know.
AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, Peru offers interactive Spanish programs in small groups. The AMAUTA professional teachers are all native Spanish speakers and will make sure you learn all about the beautiful Peruvian culture!
Benefit from enjoyable Spanish lessons in Peru in a small group and practice your Spanish in the streets of Cusco on exciting trips with your teacher outside of the classroom!
Cusco, the ancient Inca capital, is a real gem of South American culture and the perfect place to begin Spanish classes or to step up your language skills! (more…)
AMAUTA Spanish School offers a special discount for all bookings made during the special week of Halloween. Halloween is a pretty big event in Cusco and AMAUTA yearly offers a big Halloween Party at our centrally located school, at a stone throw from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco.
Book your Spanish Course in Cusco before Nov 6th
And get a 20% off! That is a whole lot of money!!
Cusco and Peru offer so many opportunities that you do not want to choose! You want it all! If you are looking for a unique Spanish Course, check this. You can now explore the city of Cusco and inmserse yourself in Peruvian culture, learn Spanish in Cusco, travel in Peru, know the Peruvian Jungle, do an amazing trek to Machu Picchu and be a volunteer in Peru! All in one, very affordable program: our new Spanish & Travel Program in Cusco: Explore Peru.
Of course the main reason is the character and the experiences of the cosmopoliitan city itself. Buenos Aires is one of the most amazing and lively cities of South America, full of culture, temperament, tango, arquitecture and so on. That’s why the Argentine capital is also called “the vibrant city that never sleeps”, full of museums, cafes, bars and history.
Wander the bustling streets and grand avenues of Buenos Aires – all just a stone throw from our school building, located in the amazing Barolo Palace downtown Buenos Aires.
Besides that, the friendly people from Buenos Aires have a unique Spanish accent, however, you will be prepared to speak Spanish all over the world. Buenos Aires is a perfect location to live and learn the Spanish language, immersed in the amazing city life of Buenos Aires.
Where to find nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco
If you’re learning Spanish in Cusco, for sure, you love to visit the many local cafes, bars, and restaurants in this lovely small town high up in the Andes. There are many to choose from. Some are more popular than others; some have a great view of the Plaza de Armas, others a bit cheaper, have delicious local Peruvian pastries and desserts… I was curious to know: what are the nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco? It took me actually while to find out. But now that I’m in my fifth week of Spanish studies at AMAUTA Peru, I think I know 🙂 . And I’m ready to tell you where to find the nicest cafes with the best coffee in Cusco!
When I first arrived in Cusco, I knew that Peru produces a lot of good coffee beans. Coffee is an important export product, and, there’s also a lot of Peruvian coffee on the local market. Everywhere in Peru, you can find coffee beans: in supermarkets, souvenirs shops and on the markets. (more…)
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. In this article, we will show you the alternative and astonishing side of Buenos Aires in 8 Alternative Things to do in Buenos Aires.
Best Things to do in Mendoza
When in Argentina, the famous wine region of Mendoza is a must-visit. Therefore, a weekend in Mendoza is a must-do for our Spanish students in Buenos Aires. The beautiful province of Mendoza is located at the foot of the Andes. Find out here what are the Best Things to do in Mendoza.
Mendoza holds over 1000 vineyards and is responsible for 2/3 of Argentina’s wine production. Have you ever heard of a wine label called Malbec? This is the main export of Mendoza and is produced in 3 main regions within the province: Maipú, Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. A trip to Mendoza will allow you to enjoy wine tastings in various bodegas, go horseback riding or bike riding during the sunset or hike one of the beautiful trails of the Andes Mountains. What are you waiting for? Check out here the Best Things to do in Mendoza.