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.
Most people who want to speak Spanish start by taking Spanish classes in their home country. They will study the formal aspects of the Spanish language: conjugations, basic vocabulary, Spanish grammar…. But once these are learned, you may find yourself traveling to a Spanish-speaking country such as Peru and realize that the local slang can be almost as important! For the students taking Spanish classes in Peru, we have compiled this list with ten pieces of Peruvian slang or ‘jerga’. We think it will be handy during your experience learning Spanish in Peru. This is the Peruvian Slang you Must Know! (more…)
Shortly after arrival in Peru, our students taking Spanish courses in Cusco discover that Cusco is a city full of celebrations and cultural events. The night life in Cusco is no different. With a copious amount of options, you may feel overwhelmed and ambiguous about their decision. That’s why we have prepared this brief guide to nightlife in Cusco.
Indigo: to start the night
To start the the night, Indigo is highly recommended. This relaxing environment is the perfect place to decompress from a day of exploring before an exciting night out. Coffee, juice and milkshakes are some of the beverages you can enjoy, in addition to alcoholic beverages. Indigo also specialize in Thai and Peruvian food. This popular hangout has several games, free WIFI, and hookah.
Located at Tecsecona 415 Cusco, this place is visited by many AMAUTA Spanish School students regularly. Tip! Take advantage of the student discount, exclusively for AMAUTA students!
Did you know AMAUTA Spanish School organizes interesting volunteer placements in Peru for Spanish Students? We think this is a great way to give back to Peruvian society. For the volunteers, working in Peru, Cusco, gives them the opportunity to meet the local Peruvian people and to have an extraordinary living and working experience while improving their Spanish abilities. AMAUTA selects the projects that we work with carefully. Combine this with all you will experience during your travels in Peru, and you will easily understand why Volunteering in Peru is a once in a lifetime experience!
In this blog, we happily introduce you to Amandine. As many others, Amandine choose AMAUTA Spanish School for their Spanish-language experience and for volunteering in Peru, thanks to our over 20 years of experience working with volunteer projects in Cusco, Peru. If you’d like to know what it is like to be a volunteer in Peru, in Cusco, read about the work our Spanish student Amandine did volunteering in Cusco! (more…)
Are you interested in learning Spanish in Peru? If so, you might be interested in reading Michael’s review below. Michael studied Spanish in Cusco for seven weeks and had, as y says, ‘the time of his life”.
Taking Spanish lessons in Cusco, Peru is an immersion experience abroad you will not easy forget. Our professional team is always happy to provide you with the best tips and help you whenever you need us. AMAUTA provides a home away from home for students from all over the world. So just join the AMAUTA family!
Michael’s student review of AMAUTA Spanish School Peru
“I studied Spanish at the AMAUTA Spanish school in Cuzco for a total of seven weeks and it was one of the best experiences of my life. (more…)
Did you know AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco organizes interesting opportunities for those who want to volunteer in Peru, especially for our Spanish Students? We think this is an excellent way to give back to Peruvian society and our volunteer coordinator selects the projects we work with carefully.
For the volunteers, being a Volunteer in Peru, Cusco, gives the opportunity to meet the local Peruvian people and to have an extraordinary living and working experience while speaking Spanish. Combine this with all you will learn and see during your travels in Peru, and you will easily understand why Volunteering in Peru is a once in a lifetime experience.
Many people choose AMAUTA Spanish School for Spanish Immersion Programs and volunteering in Peru, thanks to our over 20 years experience working with volunteer projects in Cusco.
Do you want to know what it is like to be a volunteer in Peru, in Cusco? Read about the work our volunteer Julius did while in Cusco! Julius is from Croatia originally, but has been living and working and the Czech Republic for many years. Right after his Spanish classes in Cusco, Julius volunteered at a local primary school in Cusco in the morning and an after-school program in the afternoon for around 2 and a half months. (more…)
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. I also loved that my learning also took place out of the classroom because our teachers always did at least one outing a week where we got to go somewhere in the community in Cusco, like maybe a museum or a restaurant, and practice our Spanish and learn about the culture here in Peru. (more…)
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.
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…)
Why not come to learn Spanish in Peru in March or April? From the 20th to the 27th of March 2016 you will be able to witness a fascinating festival in the city of Cusco that combines Andean and Christian traditions: Semana Santa. The Holy Week in the ancient centre of the Inca Empire is considered one of the most important weeks of the year and gives us an exciting insight into Peruvian culture: the perfect setting for a Spanish immersion course in Cusco. Don’t miss this unique experience and don’t miss the special discount! (see below)
Taking us back to the events of 1650, the procession of Holy Monday marks the beginning of the festivities. On this day, the black figure of Christ is carried out into the public and is followed by crowds of sightseers hoping to get a glimpse of the significant statue. (more…)
Christmas at AMAUTA Peru
Here are AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco, the whole team is a-buzz with preparations. Christmas is coming!
First on the agenda is getting into the Christmas spirit: getting together as a school – professors, students, staff, and administration – to cook, eat, and enjoy each other’s company.
Second on the agenda is decorating: every day a new decoration appears in the school, seemingly out of nowhere… We have Santa’s, reindeer headbands, a count-down to Christmas, a donation Santa for our chocolatada, a tree with decorations and lights, and every other cheery notion reminding us that the happiest time of the year is upon us. (more…)
Ervaringen van een student bij AMAUTA Spanish School Peru
Ben je geïnteresseerd in het studeren van Spaans in Peru? Wanneer je Michael’s ervaringen leest, en nog steeds vragen hebt over hoe je je kunt aanmelden voor een Spaanse cursus in Peru, contacteer ons dan of lees meer ervaringen van studenten.
Spaanse lessen volgen in Cusco, Peru, is een geweldige ervaring in het buitenland die je niet snel zult vergeten. Ons ervaren team is altijd blij te helpen en je de beste tips te geven. AMAUTA biedt een thuis aan, voor mensen ver van huis, van over de hele wereld.
Kom bij de AMAUTA familie!
Michael’s ervaringen bij AMAUTA Spanish School Peru
“Ik studeerde Spaans bij AMAUTA talenschool in Cuzco voor zeven weken en het was een van de beste ervaringen van mijn leven. (more…)