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Why is Peru the perfect place to learn Spanish?

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Tuesday May 21, 2024 - Posted by to Spanish Language Tips
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Why is Peru the perfect place to learn Spanish

Considering taking some classes to improve your Spanish skills, but not sure where you’d like to study? Whether you’re looking to just get to grips with the basics or dedicate some serious time to immersing yourself in our beautiful language and culture, here are six reasons why we think Peru is the perfect place to learn Spanish and experience the best of South America.
 

Why study  Spanish in Peru

 

# 1- Peruvian Spanish is an easy accent to understand

Did you know that Peruvians are famous for their clear, easy-to-understand Spanish?

While Spanish is spoken across Latin America (except Brazil!), you may be surprised to learn that the language itself also differs from country to country.

Some countries are known for being harder to understand than others thanks to their accent, speed and even the words they use, making it much trickier to get your head around. For example, Argentina uses ‘vos’ whereas the rest of South America uses ‘tu’ and ‘usted’, and Chileans have many of their own words and an infamously strong accent – to the point that sometimes even native Spanish speakers can’t understand them!

By contrast, the Spanish in Peru is clear, neutral and relatively slow – perfect for students who are just getting started learning the language. According to a 2013 survey by the University of Chile which looked at use of vocabulary and accent amongst a few other things, Peruvians officially speak the ‘best’ Spanish in Latin America.

Fun fact – the university found Chile itself was one of the ‘worst’ Spanish-speaking countries in the study!

 

Best spoken spanish in Peru

 

# 2- Peru: A budget-friendly place to study!

Looking for bang for your buck? Peru is an incredibly affordable place to do a Spanish course!

Studying in a developed European country like Spain, or even in more expensive South American countries like Chile or Argentina with a higher cost of living, Spanish class prices are much more than what you pay in Peru. It’s also very easy to live cheaply in Peru, even while eating out at local restaurants and throwing yourself into all the incredible activities and sights there are to see.

Choosing Peru for your Spanish course will help your budget go further while still allowing you to immerse yourself in the local culture to its fullest!

 

Study Spanish in Cusco

 

# 3 – Unique history and impressive landscapes

Peru is one of the most exciting countries in South America – and choosing to learn Spanish here gives you an unmissable opportunity to immerse yourself in Peruvian nature, culture and history.

Travelling through our beautiful country, you’ll experience an incredible diversity of landscapes – think Amazonian rainforest, coastal desert cities, ancient Incan architecture and the majestic Andean mountains.

The crowning jewel of Peru for most students and tourists is of course Machu Picchu – one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it can be visited on a day trip from Cusco or as part of a longer trek on the world-famous Inca or Salkantay trails. But Peru also offers an incredible array of other lesser-known sights and experiences, from sunset sandboarding on the dunes of Huacachina to scaling Rainbow Mountain or descending to the depths of Colca Canyon – all possible as weekend trips from our Spanish schools in Cusco!

Read more: Eight Reasons to Visit Peru

 

Spanish in Peru rainbow mountain

 

#4 – Incredible food!

Peru is famed for having some of the best food on the planet, with American magazine National Geographic deeming it ‘one of the great culinary meccas of the world’, and Lima alone boasting two of the world’s official top ten restaurants in 2024.

From our national dish of ceviche – raw fish marinated in fresh lime juice mixed with sliced onion, chili peppers and salt – to traditional classics such as lomo saltado and aji de gallina, Peruvian cuisine intermingles Spanish, Creole, Chinese and Japanese influences, with a focus on fresh, local produce.

Peru is also the spiritual home of pisco, a clear spirit made from distilled grapes that can be found in every restaurant and bar you set foot in. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the Peruvian national cocktail – the famous pisco sour!

 

# 5- Variety of different places to study in Peru

Fancy learning in what was once the heart of the ancient Incan empire, studying surrounded by centuries-old temples and sacred ruins? Study Spanish in Cusco!

What about learning Spanish in Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital city, immersing yourself in the hustle and bustle of city life and expanding your Spanish knowledge through bartering with local street vendors and market sellers?

Or even in an outdoor classroom in the depths of the Amazonian rainforest, combining your Spanish language classes with guided trips into the jungle to study the local ecology?

We offer Spanish programs in a range of stunning locations across Peru, from Cusco and Lima to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and even the rainforest of Tambopata, so you can learn in whatever environment best suits you.

Finally, you can also choose our popular Travelling Classroom: Travel in Peru with a small group while studying Spanish and exploring the country at the same time!

 

Study Spanish in Peru Amazone

 

#6 – Volunteering opportunities

Want to use part of your travels in Peru to give something back to society, working alongside locals and speaking Spanish every day?

As a developing country, Peru offers a vast number of opportunities to spend time volunteering, from schools and NGOs to animal shelters and other charitable organizations.

Whether you want to help out for just a few days or for weeks or months at a time, it’s an incredibly rewarding experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Contact us for more details about the opportunities to learn Spanish and Volunteer in Peru.

 

Peru best place to learn Spanish

 

Have we convinced you that Peru is the best place to start your Spanish journey? Get in touch with our reservations team today to enquire about availability and pricing at our Spanish schools in Cusco, Lima, the Sacred Valley or Tambopata Rainforest.

 


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