Spanish School Peru: AMAUTA

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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!

Living with a host family during your Spanish course

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22May
Living with a host family during your spanish course

Living with a host family during your Spanish course

Living with a local guest family during your Spanish course in Peru is an amazing experience and an important component of most study abroad programs. AMAUTA Spanish School also offers this home stay experience in Cusco and in Buenos Aires. AMAUTA works with a great group of experienced guest families in both Peru and Argentina, carefully selected and monitored by our staff. We are happy to say that 98% of our students found that the host family experience was great; they mention it was a valuable complement to their Spanish studies.

However, living abroad in a new country with a new culture  – especially when you do not speak the Spanish language (more…)

How altitude in Cusco will affect your body

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26Feb
How altitude in Cusco will affect your body

How the Altitude in Cusco will affect your body when learning Spanish in Cusco

It is one of the Frequently Asked Questions for the AMAUTA course counsellors from students that have registered for one of our Spanish courses in Peru: how will the altitude in Cusco affect my body?

Will I get soroche, altitude sickness? Will I be bothered by the altitude? Will I be strong enough to live and learn Spanish in Cusco at 3400 meters above sea level? And what should I do to avoid soroche?

Fortunately, we can always confirm that the altitude is hardly ever a problem for our Spanish students*. (more…)

Speed up your Spanish Conversations with locals in Peru

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28Mar
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! 🙂 (more…)

4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru

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06Mar
4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru

4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru

Peru is one of the best destinations to learn Spanish. This will be nothing new to you; probably you have already heard this before. But what if I told you that “Peru” alone is NOT the best destination to learn Spanish? There are actually 4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru, and all of them are perfect for learning about Peru, taking Spanish classes and having a great time!

With AMAUTA Spanish School Peru, it is possible to experience all of them AND learn Spanish while exploring this beautiful country. Because AMAUTA offers Spanish classes in Peru on FOUR amazing locations to mix and match! (more…)

December Discounts on Spanish Courses

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24Nov
December Discounts on Spanish Courses

December Discounts on Spanish Courses

This Christmas 2016 brings irresistible Spanish Language Deals for the December Holidays! Save Money with these Special Spanish Discounts offered by AMAUTA Spanish School.

 

December Discounts on Spanish Courses

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1 Week Of Spanish Classes in Peru FOR FREE: book 4 & get 5!

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1 WEEK OF SPANISH CLASSES IN PERU FOR FREE: BOOK 4 & GET 5

1 Week Of Spanish Classes in Peru FOR FREE: book 4 & get 5!

Our Spanish Immersion Courses in Cusco do not only offer you to improve your Spanish in a very short period of time. Taking on of our Spanish courses you will do more: our students truly LIVE and experience Peru and make Peruvian & and foreign friends while learning Spanish and exploring Peru.

For all last minute bookings, AMAUTA now offers ONE WEEK OF SPANISH CLASSES and student residence accommodation FOR FREE.

Book 4 and get 5 weeks for the incredible price of $ 1197.

So if you like to learn Spanish and if you love travel, adventure and culture, register now for this amazing experience at our top location Cusco. We are located in the city center of Cusco, at a 3 minute walk from the Plaza de Armas in a nice colonial building with the typical blue balconies. (more…)

What you need to know about Argentina “mate” drinking

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23Mar
What you need to know about Argentina “mate” drinking

One thing you will notice during the first days of your Spanish course in Buenos Aires: you see many, many people drinking from beautifully shaped “tea cup” through a metal straw. This is the typical Argentine mate you might have heard of.

Mate is a hot drink prepared by steeping dried leaves of yerba mate and hot water. It is served in a gourd, a mate or a “guampa” in (Argentine) Spanish, and they drink it with a metal straw, a ‘bombilla’.

Mate is a powerful antioxidant that contains many vitamins (A, B, C, E) and it has cholesterol-lowering properties.

The first time I tried it I thought it was very strong and bitter! Like when you are preparing tea but you left the teabag too long in your cup. However, after a few days I started to like actually like it. And the good thing is that it contains a lot of caffeine! Perfect! (more…)

Seven thoughts that crossed my mind during my first weeks in Buenos Aires

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05Feb
Seven thoughts that crossed my mind during my first weeks in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is an amazing city, full of surprises.

The seven thoughts and questions below came to my mind, during my first weeks as a student taking Spanish courses in Buenos Aires. I am curious to know: what were your first impressing of this big, stunning metropole in Argentina? How did you feel during the first days?

I can’t understand anyone. I thought they spoke Spanish in Argentina?!

Argentine Spanish or castellano is unlike any other Spanish dialects in South America. It has a very heavy Italian influence, because of the many Italians immigrants that arrived to Buenos Aires in the 19th and 20th centuries. (more…)

Peter’s experience with Medical Spanish Program Cusco

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07Oct
Peter’s experience with the Medical Spanish Program in Cusco

Peter’s experience with Medical Spanish Program Cusco

After working for several years as a pediatrician in his native Ireland, Dr. Peter McCarthy decided to spend time volunteering at a hospital in Lima, Peru. First, however, he needed to learn Spanish in Peru and familiarize himself with the Peruvian health care system. Participating in AMAUTA’s Medical Spanish Program in Cusco gave him the perfect preparation. He learnt Spanish quickly and got familiarized with Peru.

With no previous knowledge of Spanish, Peter began with to learn Spanish for beginners in the Spanish group classes in Cusco. In these Spanish classes he learned the basic building blocks of Spanish grammar, a foundation he would later build on as his course progressed. Interacting with professors and other students on a regular basis, he became more comfortable with using Spanish to discuss normal, every-day situations, problems, and questions. (more…)

7 Typical Argentine Snacks & Drinks You Must Try

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01Oct
7 Typical Argentine Snacks & Drinks You Must Try

7 Typical Argentine Snacks & Drinks You Must Try.

Argentina is known for its meat and its steaks, but that’s not all Argentina has to offer, as I quickly found out upon starting my Spanish course in Buenos Aires. There is much more! Here are some typical Argentine snacks and drinks you must try.

Alfajor

An alfajor is an amazing cookie. Alfajores come in different flavours and styles, but it basically consists of two cookies with dulce de leche trapped in between. Some are then covered in glaced sugar or chocolate. Argentina is world’s largest consumer of alfajores. (more…)