Spanish language school in Cusco, Peru
AMAUTA Spanish School programs in Peru run at four locations: in Cusco, in the Sacred
Valley of the Incas, in the rainforest of MANU and in Lima. Students may select any
of these sites and they can combine them.
AMAUTA applies an interactive, communicative and
personalized teaching method in the Spanish language instruction. Free daily student
activities are included in all programs (cooking, dancing, music, lectures on Peruvian
Culture and History, movies, a welcome dinner) as well as all lesson materials, unlimited
use of internet, an AMAUTA student discount card, a certificate and a guided tour in town
during the first day.
Alll teachers are native Spanish speakers and have received
a special training to teach the language to foreigners. Spanish programs are
organized at four general levels, from beginner to superior. Classes start on
Monday, when all students take a placement test to determine their level. After
finishing the course, students receive a certificate of participation. Those who are
interested in obtaining university credits, should contact their institution and AMAUTA
before the course starts.
AMAUTA offers a wide range of Spanish courses, which include study of grammar,
pronunciation improving, developing of writing and reading comprehension and guided
conversations. Standard courses are taught in groups, with no more than 6 students
per class, in individual lessons or combining group lessons with private tuition. There are also Spanish on Location
programs, which run in the Sacred Valley of Incas or in Manu. All groups work with
two different teachers who rotate. Regarding special courses, these include Spanish
for Travelers, Super Intensive Immersion Programs (one-to-one tuition only), Quechua
lessons, Inca Civilization courses, Spanish for Health Care and Social Workers, and
others. Students may also combine their Spanish instruction with excursions or
volunteer programs, sports activities and adventure trips. There are Spanish for
families, kids and teenagers available too.
The AMAUTA Volunteer Work Program provides the unique
opportunity to live and work in Peru. Students will experience first-hand its rich
cultural diversity while cultivating a superior level of Spanish proficiency. Through the
Volunteer Program, AMAUTA and the volunteers are able to make contributions to Peruvian
society and to help bridge the gap between foreign visitors and native people.
Participants may choose both, the field and preferred location, of their volunteer
placement. Possible fields of interest include social work, education, tourism, cultural
work and catering. A complete list of the 30 projects can be sent upon request.
Upon arrival, students receive an information
package with preliminary information regarding the volunteer work experience. AMAUTA
organizes an introductory meeting with general information about Peruvian history and
culture, cultural differences. Volunteers will have the opportunity to personally discuss
the appropriate placement in terms of goals, desired experiences etc. with the Volunteer
Coordinator. During the placements, the weekly volunteer meetings enable volunteers to
talk in general about their experiences and raise any concerns.
Accommodation options in Cusco include guest families (standard and plus packages),
student flats and a guest house, all of them near to the city center. Those who
prefer other types of lodging, can arrange it by themselves. In Manu,
accommodation is offered at Pantiacolla Lodge, located in the Cultural Zone of the Manu
Biosphere. In the Sacred Valley, accommodation is provided in the small village of Taray.
AMAUTA Spanish Programs include a dynamic, interesting and
fun leisure agenda that is complementary to the process of learning the Spanish language,
including cultural workshops, lectures, excursions and social activities.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
mauta Spanish School
Suecia 480, Cusco, Peru;
Phone. (+51) 84 26 2345
Telefax. (+51) 84 24 1422
Emergency Phone. (+51) 84 984 760898
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