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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.  

The Six Most Unmissable Places to Learn Spanish in South America

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Tuesday November 06, 2018 - Posted by
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The Six Most Unmissable Places to Learn Spanish in South America

The Six Most Unmissable Places to Learn Spanish in South America

One of the easiest ways to pick up a new language is by studying abroad, where you have every opportunity to put your new linguistic skills to the test. Although Spain might seem like the obvious choice, the best place to learn Spanish is actually South America.

Not only are Spanish language classes affordable, local accents are comprehensible and you also get the chance to explore a new continent. But it’s a big place to choose from, so that’s why we’ve put together this run down of the six most unmissable places to learn Spanish in South America.

From the Inca heartland of Cusco to the pampas of Argentina via the beaches of Colombia, there are plenty of places to immerse yourself in Spanish.

Know before you go: where to learn Spanish in South America

Comprising 12 distinct countries and covering 6.89 million square miles, South America has plenty of options when it comes to language study – and maybe even too many options. (more…)

7 Extraordinary Benefits of Learning Spanish If You Like to Travel

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Wednesday September 26, 2018 - Posted by
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The 7 Extraordinary Benefits of Learning Spanish If You Like to Travel

7 Extraordinary Benefits of Learning Spanish If You Like to Travel

 

Whether you’re looking to travel to Peru or other parts of South America or you’re just lining up your next challenge, studying a second language is a valuable thing to do. The benefits of learning Spanish, particularly if you have designs on travel, can’t be understated.

So, if you’re looking for inspiration for why you should learn Spanish, read on as we take you through the six main benefits of picking up this language up.

Studying Spanish makes travelling abroad a whole lot easier

If you’ve yet to embark upon a journey through South America, you probably don’t quite appreciate the difficulties that you come across as a monolinguist or solo English speaker in these parts.

Want to get to another city? You’ll be needing the colectivo, or possibly the micro. (more…)

The best way to learn Spanish: 8 scientifically-backed methods

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Thursday August 23, 2018 - Posted by
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The best way to learn Spanish: 8 scientifically-backed methods

The best way to learn Spanish: 8 scientifically-backed methods

 

Is Spanish easy to learn? What’s the quickest way to learn Spanish? What is the best way to learn Spanish?

These are just some of the questions that you asked yourself – and the internet – when you first started learning Spanish. There are plenty of ways that you can study Spanish – and plenty of debate around their effectiveness. But which are actually work?

 

Is it possible to learn Spanish in a month?

Before we begin, let’s put to bed a question that touches the lips of a lot of first-time language learners: is it possible learn Spanish (or any other language) in a month?

In a word, no. (more…)

Buenos Aires is a great destination to study Spanish for many different reasons

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Saturday May 13, 2017 - Posted by
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Buenos Aires is a great destination to study Spanish for many different reasons

Buenos Aires is a great destination to study Spanish

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.
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Amazing: Study Spanish in Rainforest of Peru

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Thursday March 09, 2017 - Posted by
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Amazing: Study Spanish in the Rainforest of Peru

Amazing: Study Spanish in Rainforest of Peru

Have you ever dreamed of visting the mythical Amazon Rainforest of Peru? The Amazon accounts for more than half of the planet´s remaining rainforest and the biodiversity of flora and fauna is richer than almost anywhere else on the planet. Here, AMAUTA Spanish School offers Spanish Courses! So yes, indeed: you can actually study spanish in the Rainforest of Peru!

Study Spanish in the Rainforest

Despite our rapidly modernizing world, the Amazon is still a place that remains largely undiscovered. 13% of the Amazon lies within the boundaries of Peru and AMAUTA Spanish School in Cusco offers you the chance to study Spanish within this magical region of the world: take a Spanish Language Course in the Tambopata Biosphere Reserve.
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4 Incredible Destinations to Learn Spanish in Peru

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Monday March 06, 2017 - Posted by
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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…)

Hippest Outdoor Markets & Alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

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Thursday November 17, 2016 - Posted by
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The hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

Hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires

When studying Spanish in Buenos Aires this month, you must have noticed: summer is in the air! November, December, January, February….. the best time of year for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires while exploring the beautiful city. And in particular: visit the hippest Outdoor Markets and alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires. Relaxed strolls over the numerous outdoor markets and alternative ferias in Buenos Aires, is one of the most fun activities during summertime in Argentina.

 


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Treasure hunt: You will be surprised about all the things you can spot on the markets of Buenos Aires! Throughout the city you will find loads of flea markets, artisan fairs, second hand items, organic and food ferias and all of them will get you into the relaxing and cosy vibe Buenos Aires is famous for! (more…)

Brush Up your Spanish – Spanish Course for Travelers in Peru

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Saturday July 02, 2016 - Posted by
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Brush Up your Spanish – Spanish Course for Travelers in Peru

Brush Up your Spanish – Spanish Course for Travelers in Peru

How to get the real travel experience!

Brush up your Spanish

If you are traveling in Peru – or: in Bolivia, Ecuador or Chile, and will be heading to Peru – this is your chance!

Come to Cusco and Brush Up your Spanish skills in our special course for Travelers!

This is the perfect way to get the real travel experience and make the most out of your travels in South-America!

Being Able to Speak Spanish makes a Huge Difference

Is your first question when interacting with local people always “Hablas inglés” or “Do you speak English”? Do you feel uncomfortable communicating with the local people when ordering a plate, asking for prices, hiring a guide or contracting a tour? What about negotiating with the taxi driver (because you know he is overcharging…)? Wouldn’t it be great to actually be able to express yourself stop relying on your travel mates that speak Spanish better than you?
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