PREMIUM LOCATION IN CUSCO
Learn Spanish in Cusco, Peru, with an stunning environment. Once the capital of the great Inca civilization, Cusco is also home to magnificent examples of colonial architecture. Enjoy the views while visiting Peru.
The stone foundations of Inca temples are still visible in the colonial buildings in and around the city. Many of our students are drawn to Cusco for its close proximity to the famous Machu Picchu ruins and the Inca trail.
The Academia Latinoamericana de Español occupies a beautiful and historical colonial home from 19th century on one of the many small plazas, called Limacpampa Grande 565, right behind of the most important site from pre-Colombian Cusco, the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun).
The building houses two full floors with about 17 classrooms, an indoor patio. Besides, a video room, an auditorium, an entertainment room. Furthermore, wireless access to internet for our students and interior plaza.
Our Spanish school is conveniently located next to the main post-office, Internet cafes, banks, casas de cambio, etc. It is about four blocks from the main square, the Plaza de Armas, the central meeting area of Cusco (a great place to people watch!). There are many restaurants, cafes, cathedrals and museums nearby.
STAY, ENJOY AND LEARN SPANISH IN CUSCO
We want to remind you of the special hospitality and warmth of a loving South American family. Truly this is impossible to describe until you have experienced it! Contact with us and come to learn Spanish in Cusco with some of the best professionals of Peru.
You will leave with a better knowledge of the Spanish language, but just as importantly, as a result of the experience of living with a host family, with a clearer understanding of the people and the rich cultural heritage of the country.
You can decide to take classes only or also pick the option to stay at our student residence hall located only 15 minute walk from Academia campus, both options are excellent for our students.
FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Academia Latinoamericana takes care of you. As you step off the plane, your host family will pick you up from the airport. Then, they will take you to your new accomodation in Cusco. Learn Spanish from the very first moment.
They make sure you have a great start into this adventure and get settled well into our culture. A real Spanish immersion. The best way of discovering every corner of Peru while studying Spanish abroad.
On the first day of classes, your host family will take you the school and show you the way and where to take buses from. All new students willing to learn Spanish are given an official welcome to Academia Latinoamericana by the director of the Spanish school.
After that, you will do written and oral placement tests you. When everyone is done with the tests, you will depart on a city tour around Cusco together with the rest of the students.
A representative of the Spanish school will explain you how to get around the city. First, how to use public transport in Cusco, where to find important places and tell you about the history of Cusco. Learn Spanish and the Peruvian traditions.
In the afternoon, all new Spanish students participate in an orientation session. There, we will tell you important rules regarding classes. Besides, other important information about the Spanish courses schedules and host families. As you have seen, you will not only learn Spanish. Furthermore, we will explain cultural activities and weekend trips as well.
Important topics such as security in Peru, do’s and don’ts and general things you need to be aware of during your stay are covered as well. Therefore, you will feel completely at home. Entirely enjoy your stay in our country. Peru has a lot to offer and discover!
Your weekday in Peru
8:30am: Welcome and meet your new friends and teachers at Academia Latinoamericana.
8:30-10:20am: Classes and lectures – Practice grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, written expression.
10:20-10:50am: Pause – Enjoy the international atmosphere at the school and socialize with your new friends from anywhere in the world.
10:50am-12:40pm: Classes and lectures – Practice oral comprehension and expression in discussions, rule plays, games, etc.
12:40-3pm: Lunch with your host family – Practice your Spanish in a relaxed, homely atmosphere and get to know Peruvian culture first-hand from conversations with the natives.
3-6pm: Optional activities – Explore the city and its surroundings on one of the many cultural excursions and visit local sights, museums or markets and learn about the captivating history of our country – or simply hang out with your new friends.
7pm: Free time for dinner or a cup to coffee or tea with your friends in one of the many cafeterias and bars around Cusco.