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!

Hoe ziet een willekeurig dag op onze Sacred Valley Campus er uit?

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29Feb
What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

Hoe ziet een willekeurig dag op onze Sacred Valley Campus er uit?

Net van de weg af, tussen Urubamba en Ollantaytambo en op een uurtje afstand van Cusco, biedt de AMAUTA Campus in Yanahuara studenten de mogelijkheid om een week weg te zijn van de drukte en de wat lagere temperatuur in Cusco. Het klimaat in de Sacred Valley is over het algemeen heel aangenaam en er zijn meerdere bekende en mooie toeristen attracties vlakbij. Tijdens een gezellig week op het Peruaanse platteland leren de studenten en de Spaanse docenten elkaar heel goed te leren kennen, en maken de studenten grote sprongen met hun Spaans! Elke dag is er een andere aktiviteit om aan mee te doen!

De meeste AMAUTA groepen bestaan uit studenten uit de VS, uit Duitsland, Zwitserland, Nederland, Zweden of Canada komen. Maar er zijn ook deelnemers uit Japan, of uit Brazilie, of uit Frankrijk of Turkije… (more…)

What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

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19Dec
What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

What to do on a typical day at the AMAUTA Sacred Valley Campus?

Settled just off the road that wanders between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, AMAUTA’s campus or Spanish School  in the Sacred Valley, allows students to spend a week away from the hustle and cool temperatures of Cusco. The climate in the Sacred Valley is generally quite temperate, there are several famous and gorgeous tourist sites quite close, and students get to spend a week getting to know the area, their professors and each other, and practicing Spanish in every-day activities.

A typical group from AMAUTA Spanish School includes students from the US, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and Canada.. many times there are students as well from Turkey, from France, or Belgium, Japan or Brazil… (more…)

Escapate de la ciudad de Cusco (Perú) y relajate en el apacible Ollantaytambo

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25Feb
RELAX IN PEACEFUL OLLANTAYTAMBO

Después de unas semanas del curso de español en Cusco, algunos de nuestros estudiantes están a la busca de una escapadita fuera del Cusco y pasar un buen fin de semana. Si estás buscando un poco de “tranquilidad” y te gustaría visitar una aldea típica peruana en el campo, lejos del ajetreo diario y de la fiesta en Cusco , te recomendamos el pequeño pueblo de Ollantaytambo. Este es un lugar perfecto para escapar de la ciudad de Cusco. Desde la estación de autobuses en la Calle Pavitos en Cusco te tomará tan sólo 1,5 horas o 2 horas en autobús para llegar a Ollantaytambo , ubicado a 80 km al noroeste de Cusco en el Valle Sagrado de los Incas , el precio de un billete de autobús es aproximadamente 10 soles. El viaje en autobús te dará una vista impresionante de las zonas rurales en Cusco, inmediatamente después de salir de la ciudad. Pasando por el campo , verás a los lugareños con ropas tradicionales y ganado pastando en la ladera de la carretera, además de sus casas pequeñas y tradicionales. Y si ves al horizonte en la parte superior de las montañas verás la nieve. Una vez que llegues a Ollantaytambo , todo lo que veras son las montañas, los muros incas típicos, algunas personas y algunos niños jugando en las calles. Escucharás el sonido de un arroyo ondulante , respirarás aire puro y disfrutarás del buen tiempo. Como Ollantaytambo se encuentra a 2.700 metros sobre el nivel del mar, es sin duda un poco más caliente que Cusco (3,400 metros sobre el nivel del mar ), será un buen cambio. Notarás la diferencia , sobre todo durante las noches.
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Escape the city of Cusco (Peru) and relax in peaceful Ollantaytambo

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25Feb
RELAX IN PEACEFUL OLLANTAYTAMBO

After a few weeks of Spanish course in Cusco, some of our students are looking for a nice and quit weekend get-away. If you are looking for some ‘tranquilidad’ and you like to visit a typical Peruvian village at the countryside, away from the daily hassle and partying in Cusco, I recommend the small town of Ollantaytambo. This is a perfect escape from the city of Cusco. From the bus station in Calle Pavitos in Cusco it takes only 1,5 up till 2 hours by bus to get to Ollantaytambo, located at 80 km northwest of Cusco in the Sacred Valley of the Incas; the price of a one way bus ticket is approximately 10 soles. The bus ride will give you an amazing view of the countryside in Cusco, immediately after leaving the city. Passing by the countryside, you will see people with traditional clothes and cattle grazing on the side of the road, close to their small, traditional houses. At the background, the top of the mountains covered with snow. Once arriving in Ollantaytambo, all you’ll see are mountains, the typical inca walls, few people and some kids playing on the streets. You’ll hear the sound of a rippling stream, breath in fresh air and enjoy the warmer weather. As Ollantaytambo is located at 2700 above sea level, it is definitely a bit warmer than Cusco (3400 mtrs above sea level), which is a nice change. You will notice the difference, especially during the nights.
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