As in many countries, Peru finds itself in a lock-down situation with closed borders, and for the moment being, only online services are available. Right now you can start online Spanish classes with certified Peruvian teachers. Also Quechua classes are available.
You can still register for local services as well. We are flexible with changing starting dates due to changing circumstances in Peru or your country.
We offer Spanish classes year-round, from Monday-Friday, between 8:00 and 19:00. Group classes normally start on Monday's at 8:30.
Group courses are no more than 5 students per teacher maximum. Most groups are smaller. In case there is no group available, we offer individual hours for the same price.
Yes! You will get a certificate with your name and the number of hours you completed at the end of your course.
All study materials are provided and included. You can just bring yourself and a readiness to learn!
In order to start quickly we like to know your initial level and we also like to group you with students at a similar level.
Yes, we do give Spanish classes online. You can prepare yourself from home starting before your trip to Peru, or just because you want classes from a native Spanish speaking teacher. If you come to Cusco, you can continue your classes with the same teacher.
Students take a short quiz before their class starts in order to test their knowledge and help find a curriculum that is perfect for them and their needs. Our Spanish instructors are all native speakers with many years of experience teaching Spanish. Instructors get to know their students on a personal level. Lessons often reach outside the classroom via field trips to local restaurants, museums, and attractions where students learn about Cuzquena history and culture.
You can also learn Quechua at our school.
Spanish is the most spoken language in Peru, used by 89% of the population. Peruvians speak their Spanish clear and do not speak as fast as in other Spanish speaking countries. We believe that an important part of cultural immersion is being able to speak the local language. Because we try to engage in the most responsible volunteering possible, we ask most volunteers and interns to study Spanish classes in order to improve their ability to connect with the members of our community.
Spanish is one of the many languages derived from the Latin language, born after the fall of the Roman Empire. This language has been influenced by many others, such us Greek, Arabic and native languages from the Americas.
The Spanish language emerged after years of invasions in the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain) throughout the Middle Ages. The Moors from Northern Africa and Visigoths from Central Europe invaded some parts of Spain, but later these parts were later recovered by Christians who spoke Vulgar Latin (non-classical Latin spoken by Roman citizens and soldiers and in the places where the Roman Empire extended its reach).
It is said that modern Spanish was established in the Kingdom of Castille, in the city of Toledo. Now the Castilian Spanish is the most spoken around this country, while other regions speak Basque and Catalan.
The Americas were exposed to this language through Spanish explorers in the 16th and 17th centuries. Nowadays, Spanish in the most spoken language in the Americas, where its speakers now outnumber those in Spain.
Being the second most widely spoken native language in the world (and the fourth most widely spoken overall with around 460 million speakers), the Spanish language is one worth learning.