Amauta
Amauta
Amauta
Amauta

Amauta Cusco

(85 ratings)

Amauta was founded in 1996 and is Cusco’s most well-known language school. In addition to providing high-quality Spanish classes, the school specializes in cultural programs. As a result, at Amauta you can choose to combine your Spanish lessons with classes studying Incan history and culture, Peruvian cooking, traditional music, Peruvian dancing or Quechua (one of the indigenous languages of the Andean people). In addition, there are options to trek to Machu Picchu as part of your course or to spread your Spanish lessons over more than one location with the 'Travelling Classroom' program. This special course enables you to combine studying Spanish in Cusco with a week in one of Amauta's smaller schools in the Peruvian rainforest or the Sacred Valley.  

Housed in a colonial-style building, the school was recently completely renovated and many of the classrooms have the town’s typical blue balconies from where there is a great view of Cusco. Amauta is located just two blocks away from the central square, Plaza de Armas. 

Courses at Amauta are taught by two different teachers and are focused on practical activities and exercises. These methods ensure that classes are varied and that all students receive individual attention and therefore make quick progress. 

Amauta provides its students with an activity program that includes a number of free sessions such as dance lessons, cooking classes and film viewings. The school also has its own tour agency to help students to arrange extra activities and weekend excursions at an additional cost. These might include visiting ancient Incan villages, trekking and rafting.


School Facts

School sizesmall
Classrooms7
High seasonJune - July
Student lounge

Student lounge

Kitchen/microwave

Kitchen/microwave

Cafeteria

Cafeteria

Garden/terrace

Garden/terrace

Student Nationalities

Netherlands

24%

United States of America

19%

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

15%

Austria

12%

Germany

10%

France

4%

Switzerland

4%

Sweden

4%

Canada

2%

Worldwide

6%

Age Distribution

Location

Amauta, Calle San Agustin 249, Cusco, Peru

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 5-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 20 standard small group lessons per week
  • 10 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 5-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 8 cookery lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: 4-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2017-09-18 | 2017-11-13 | 2018-03-05 | 2018-04-02 | 2018-05-28 | 2018-06-18 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-08-06 | 2018-09-17 | 2018-11-12
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 10 lessons per week exploring Incan history and the Incas impact on Peruvian culture through lectures, videos and field trips
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: 5-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2017-10-09 | 2018-04-02 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-10-01
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 8 lessons traditional Peruvian music lessons per week, including looking at songs, lyrics and musical instruments such as the zampoña, bombo, quena and charango
  • Students need to know how to play the guitar in order to take this course
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: min. 4 / max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2017-09-18 | 2017-11-13 | 2018-03-05 | 2018-04-02 | 2018-05-28 | 2018-06-18 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-08-06 | 2018-09-17 | 2018-11-12
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 8 dance lessons per week focusing on traditional Peruvian dances such as the Marinera Norteña and Huayño
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: min. 4 / max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2017-09-11 | 2017-09-18 | 2018-04-02 | 2018-05-28 | 2018-06-18 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-08-06 | 2018-09-17 | 2018-11-12
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 8 salsa lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: min. 4 / max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2017-09-18 | 2017-11-13 | 2018-03-05 | 2018-04-02 | 2018-05-28 | 2018-06-18 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-08-06 | 2018-09-17 | 2018-11-12
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 6 yoga lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: min. 4 / max. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2018-05-07 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-09-10
  • 20 standard lessons in the first week
  • The second week will be spent trekking the Salkantay Trek (also known as the alternative Inca Trail) to Machu Picchu with a guide
  • Accommodation, meals, camping equipment and transportation are included during the duration of the trekking tour
  • Accommodation and meals are not included for the first week and the two extra nights before the beginning of the trekking tour on the Monday
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 5-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 10 standard lessons in the first week
  • Spanish lessons will include special spiritual vocabulary
  • During the first week, students will take part in activites including trips to various part of the Sacred Valley, a ceremonial coca leaf reading, a purification bath and a ceremony to make offerings to the Andean deities
  • The second week will be spent trekking the Salkantay Trek (also known as the alternative Inca Trail) to Machu Picchu with a shaman (Andean priest) who will guide various meditations throughout the trek
  • Accommodation, meals, camping equipment and transportation are included for the trekking week but accommodation and meals are not included for the first week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: 5-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2018-03-05 | 2018-05-28 | 2018-09-03 | 2018-11-26
  • Three weeks of Group Course (20 standard lessons per week) in Amauta Cusco and one week of Group Course 20 in Amauta Sacred Valley
  • Two excursions/activities included during the Sacred Valley week
  • Includes Travelling Classroom Accommodation (Sacred Valley)
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: min. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Three weeks of Group Course (20 standard lessons per week) in Amauta Cusco followed by one week of Group Course 20 in Amauta Tambopata
  • Includes travel from Puerto Maldonado airport (PEM) to Tambopata and excursions when in Tambopata
  • Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado is not included and students must book this themselves to arrive in Puerto Maldonado the Sunday before their fourth week of classes - please contact us to discuss arrival times before booking your flight
  • Includes accommodation in a Student Residence: Travelling Classroom Accommodation (Tambopata)
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: min. 6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2018-03-12 | 2018-04-16 | 2018-05-14 | 2018-06-11 | 2018-06-25 | 2018-07-23 | 2018-08-13 | 2018-09-24 | 2018-10-15
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 10 private DELE exam preparation lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 2-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Cultural activities in the afternoons / evenings
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: min. 4
  • Minimum age: 50
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2017-11-20 | 2018-04-02 | 2018-06-04 | 2018-08-06 | 2018-11-19
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 10 Quechua lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: 2-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • 10 Quechua lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - C2
  • Students per course: 2-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 20 standard lessons per week in the first two weeks
  • 10 cultural workshops (weaving or music) during the three-week-program
  • 20 hours of volunteering in the third week
  • Excursions
  • Incl. accommodation "Student residence: Group Course + Volunteering"
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1 / max. 6
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2017-08-07 | 2017-09-04 | 2017-11-06 | 2018-02-19 | 2018-04-02 | 2018-05-07 | 2018-05-28 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-07-16 | 2018-08-06 | 2018-09-03 | 2018-11-05
  • 20 standard lessons per week in the first two weeks
  • 4 private cultural workshops (weaving or music) during the three-week-program
  • 20 hours of volunteering in the third week
  • Excursions
  • Incl. accommodation "Student residence: private course + volunteering"
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 30 medical Spanish lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: 2-6
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2018-01-08 | 2018-02-19 | 2018-04-02 | 2018-06-04 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-08-06 | 2018-09-17 | 2018-10-15

Accommodation

More information about different types of accommodation
  • Bedding included
  • Only one student per host family: usually possible
  • Only students with different native languages will be housed together (when possible)
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Travel Time (on foot): 20-30 minutes
  • Bedding included
  • Wifi
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Communal area
  • On campus
  • Travel Time (on foot): 0 minutes
  • Bedding included
  • Wifi
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Communal area
  • On campus
  • Travel Time (on foot): 0 minutes
  • Three weeks of accommodation in Cusco and one in Sacred Valley - in both destinations the accommodation facilities are the same:
  • On campus
  • Bedding included
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Communal area
  • It may be possible to change to a single room in both locations at an additional cost
  • Travel Time (on foot): 0 minutes
  • Three weeks of accommodation in Amauta Cusco's student residence in a shared room including two meals a day
  • One week of accommodation in one of Amauta Tambopata's cabins in a shared room including three meals a day
  • Both accommodations are on campus
  • Travel Time (on foot): 0 minutes

Transfer

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Transfer

Airport: Cusco CUZ
Direction: One Way
Operating Hours: 24h
Price: 0 USD

Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.
2017-12-08 | 2017-12-24 - 2017-12-25 | 2017-12-31 - 2018-01-01 | 2018-03-30 | 2018-05-01 | 2018-05-31 | 2018-06-24 | 2018-07-28 - 2018-07-29 | 2018-08-30 | 2018-10-08 | 2018-11-01 | 2018-12-08 | 2018-12-24 - 2017-12-25 | 2018-12-31 - 2019-01-01

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