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.
Journey through the History of Palacio Barolo
Did you know….. That you are learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, in what once was the tallest building in whole South-America? Go up to the lighthouse and you will encounter amazing views of the city center of Buenos Aires and surroundings. And have you ever wondered why this building has such a special architecture? Palacio Barolo is actually one of the largest monuments in the world inspired by the famous Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. Every single piece of architecture here has a historical and mystic story behind it! After reading this article you will never go to Spanish classes as you did before. We invite you to read this Journey through the History of Palacio Barolo….
Dante’s The Divine Comedy
Mister Barolo and Italian architect Mario Palanti, were both big fans of Dante´s work. Therefore, they decided to dedicate a whole building to him which became the Barolo Palace in 1890, with Dante as their true inspiration. (more…)
The government of the city of Buenos Aires has developed numerous applications to make our lives much easier. If you have registered for a learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, for sure those aps will be very useful for you. There are Apps, for public transport, wifi, and much more. Here is a list of all the most important apps that the Spanish students here at AMAUTA Buenos Aires use. (more…)
Tigre is a small town in the province of Buenos Aires. It is located to the north of the city of Buenos Aires. Tigre is located next to the Paraná Delta. It is an important tourist attraction, a perfect daytrip. So I definitely recommend it to our Spanish students in Buenos Aires. Read this Quick Guide Tips to Visit Tigre and you will be fully prepared.
How to get to Tigre?
It is very easy to get to Tigre from the city of Buenos Aires by bus, train or even by boat. (more…)
If you study Spanish in Buenos Aires, you will notice that Argentines love to talk. When or with who? They don’t care. It’s something I’ve noticed directly when I arrived here in Buenos Aires. If you’ve studied Spanish in other countries before, like I did, you’ll also discover that Argentines use many other words and slang while communicating in Spanish. To make it even more difficult, porteños (the residents of Buenos Aires) pronounce words differently. However, I can ensure you that you’ll pick it up quickly, this Argentine Spanish. (more…)
Here at AMAUTA we are always happy to be in touch with our (ex) students after they have attended our Spanish courses in Cusco (Peru) or in Buenos Aires.
If you are thinking about learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, read this student review we have just received from Robert Payne.
Robert learnt Spanish with AMAUTA in Buenos Aires, in our beautiful school at “Barolo Palace” at Avenida de Mayo downtown Buenos Aires. (more…)
I have been learning Spanish in Buenos Aires now for several months, since I’m doing an internship here in Argentina. I love Buenos Aires and I have already seen a lot of amazing things in this country.
Last weekend, however I returned from a trip to truly unique lanmark. The sounds, the colors, the huge expanse it is a combination of everything, which make this waterfall unique.I didn’t know it was possible to enjoy this quantity of liters and liters of water falling. It is obviously why the Iguazu Falls are one of the Seven World Wonders, together with Machu Picchu in Peru, among others.
Our trip left the buzzing city of Buenos Aires and after approximatly 18 hours we arrived at 12:00 pm at our hostel in Iguazu. This is when we really felt we were on a short vacation; after several months of (big) city life, our nice hostel with a large pool in the middle of the impressive flora and fauna and in full silence, were the ideal background. (more…)
As I studied Spanish in Spain for almost a year before my stay in Buenos Aires, I speak Spanish with a “Spanish” accent. When choosing where to do my internship, I chose Argentina. I had always been curious about the Argentine culture and I would be immersed in good, clear and slow Spanish, that’s what I thought. The moment I arrived in Buenos Aires, I realized how wrong I was! I arrived to a country with a totally different “Spanish”, not clear, good and slow at all! As a way of surviving and out of interested – I started to analyze the Argentine Spanish most Argentine people are so proud off.
One of the major causes of the different Spanish is the history of the country: except for the Spanish immigrants, in Argentina mainly Italian immigrants arrived, millions of them. And all those immigrants created their own “Spanish”, a kind of “Spatalian”. That’s how the Spanish language of the conquistadores was turned into that new language, with that typical ‘Argentine sound’.