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.
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…)
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…)
Before coming to Cusco to study Spanish in Peru sometimes students are concerned that it will be difficult to find good and affordable vegetarian meals in Peru. Therefore we made this lists of go-to places for everyone traveling or learning Spanish in Cusco. It includes the favorite vegetarian dishes at the best vegetarian restaurants in Cusco with suitable prices.
Many students were involved and they gave us their favorite vegetarian restaurants they found while learning Spanish in Cusco and living in Cusco. This is their list of Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Cusco!
If you are interested in a special challenge in Peru this July, have a look at this: Spanish course in Peru and Rock climbing!
AMAUTA Spanish School Cusco now offers the possibility to combine your Spanish classes in Cusco with an exciting rock climbing course!
This intensive rock climbing course runs between 8:30 and 12:30 from Monday to Friday; the Spanish group classes will take place in afternoons at our school in Cusco.
The Spanish & Rock Climbing is a great opportunity to have fun while learning and enjoying an outdoor activity. During the climbing, you will learn about rappelling, climbing, belaying and much more. Each morning our guide will first teach you about safety methods and correct rock climbing practises
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…)
Volunteer in orphanage in Peru
Volunteer projects in Cusco can be found all over the country. AMAUTA is proud to work closely with over 20 different volunteer projects in the region of Cusco.
Cusco is home to amazing archeological ruins in the world, of which Machu Picchu is the most famous one. One of the projects we work with is an orphanage in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Only committed and engaged volunteers get the opportunity to live and work here, together with the Peruvian staff of the project.
Peruvian Spanish: the Many Translations of the Word “Ok” . During my first few days in Peru, I realized that I used the English word “Okay” quite frequently. It only took a few more days to realize, however, that its many uses and innuendos have little meaning in Peruvian Spanish. Thankfully, in the last few weeks, I’ve discovered some handy Spanish words to use in place of my generic “Okay.” Here’s a brief guide of some words you can use instead of “ok” while you’re studying Spanish in Cusco or travelling in Peru.” (more…)
If you are seeking cultural enrichment, language acquisition and a place to have fun, look no further than AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru.
With Spanish teachers who have a strong passion for immersion and language learning you can depend on AMAUTA to help you become more confident in communicating in Spanish.
I personally attended the school located in the city of Cusco, surrounded by Andean mountains, at Calle Suecia. From school it was just a short walk to the ancient ruins of Sacsayhuaman as well as to the Plaza de Armas of Cusco.
As a student studying Spanish in Cusco I noticed that taking local buses in Peru is not like taking a bus at home. In my home country buses are expected to leave on time, to not take too many people on board and to stop at the designated stops. Here in Peru it works slightly different. There is no bus schedule telling you at what time the bus leaves, busses are often really, REALLY full and, except for in big cities such as Lima, you can basically jump on and off whenever you like. You just flag down a bus and jump on. Travelling from the Spanish school to my home in Cusco I need to take buses all the time. To me it`s a mystery how people know what bus to take. Looking up buses on the internet is not possible, there are no ticket offices and nowhere is indicated where you’re heading to.