Standard Spanish course
Most students choose our standard Spanish course. Our standard course is for everybody who wants to learn Spanish without any special requirements (like medical, business or Spanish for tourism). You can do our standard course with a private course or in a small group.
Private or group classes?
You can take private classes or in a small group with a maximum of only 4 students per group. In general a group course is very suitable for beginners. Everybody needs to learn the basics so especially for beginners, the advantage of private classes isn´t that big yet. If you already know some Spanish, private classes might be better for you. You can start exactly at the level you have. Your teachers will repeat all the themes in which you need a little more practice. And your teacher will advance rapidly to the next subjects.
In general, with private classes you will advance a little faster. An advantage of a little group is that you meet new people. But with private lessons you will also meet new people in our Spanish school during a break before or after class, or during one of the free fun activities we organize weekly. Did you book a group course but can’t we form a group on your level? We won’t try to force you in a group that isn’t exactly of your level, so we´ll arrange a program with private classes for you instead.
How many hours?
Private classes are 10 or 20 hours a week so 2 or 4 hours a day. Group classes are always 20 hours per week, 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday. You can take classes in the morning or in the afternoon so please tell us if you have a preference.
If you have the time, we always recommend to take a 20 hour course, so 4 hours of Spanish a day. It is pretty demanding, but you will make a lot progress. As it is very intensive, you will have the best results. Especially beginners and intermediate students need to study a lot of hours to advance quickly.
You can take a less intensive course to improve your Spanish, if you already have a high intermediate or advanced Spanish level. We have experienced that courses that offer more than 4 hours a day aren´t that effective anymore. Of course you can study for 6 hours for a day or two, but we don´t recommend those super intensive courses for courses of a week or more so that´s why we don´t offer that type of courses.
A summary of our standard Spanish courses:
- individual course: 10 or 20 hours a week
- group course: 20 hours per week. Maximum of 4 students per group
- group course starts every Monday
- individual classes can start any day of the week
- classes in the morning or in the afternoon
- all levels available
- free coffee, tea, water
- free wi-fi in the Spanish school
- all course materials are included
- free weekly activity or workshop
- If you book a 20-hour per week group course and there aren´t any other students starting that week who have the same Spanish level so we can´t form a group, we will give you 15 hours of private lessons instead.
We will test your level with our Spanish placement test. This placement test consists of 3 different components: an online (written) grammar test, a listening exam, and a personal interview. The last two are both on the first morning of your program with us in Cusco.
Special Spanish courses
Some students want to learn Spanish with a specific objective. A medical Spanish course for medical volunteer work or a basic survival course to travel. In that case a special Spanish course might suit you. These are the special courses we offer.
This Spanish survival course will teach you to express yourself in basic Spanish as quickly as possible. We will reduce the grammar to a minimum, although certain knowledge is essential. The idea is that you can survive on your own in a Spanish speaking environment within a minimum of time; the perfect course for backpackers!
If you already have a superior Spanish level, we can perfect your language skills. In this course we can prepare you for the DELE exam. This is the only exam for Spanish language that the Spanish government accepts.
Spanish and Latin American culture and society
Do you also want to learn something about the interesting Latin-American culture and society in addition to your Spanish classes? In this course you will learn more about the complex socio-cultural reality of the region by studying the geography, history, art, traditions and customs; and also the political, economical and social issues.
Spanish for tourism
The Spanish course for students who need special communication skills in order to work or study in the tourism sector. So it is the perfect course if you are going to work in a travel agency, restaurant or hotel. You will practice making commercial phone calls and preparing professional correspondence, in talking about rates, conditions, etc. To be able to do this course, you will need to have at least a high intermediary level of Spanish. We can arrange a complementary internship for you in tourism in Cusco upon request.
This is your Spanish course if you need commercial skills for your job or your study. We focus on daily practice: you’ll learn many standard expressions used in the commercial sector and to write formal letters. You will also practice giving (commercial) presentations and making phone calls with different persons. You need to have at least a high intermediary Spanish level in order to follow this course. We can arrange a complementary internship for you in Cusco upon request.
Medical Spanish course
The Spanish course for medical students that need to speak Spanish with their patients. With your teacher, you will determine what you need to study and which specific vocabulary you need to learn to be able to function well in a medical environment. You can only do this specialization if you already have an intermediate Spanish level or higher. We can arrange a complementary internship or volunteer job in the health sector in Cusco for you upon request.
We also offer you Spanish packages, where we combine your lessons with a home stay. You can combine this with volunteering, with travelling or adventure sports or with a music program. Please take a look at our special Spanish packages to find the program you are looking for:
- Spanish group course and home stay
- Spanish individual course and home stay
- Highlights of Peru and Spanish
- Spanish and Volunteering in Cusco
- Spanish and Volunteering in Urubamba
- Adventure with Spanish
- Spanish and Music
Please tell us which course you would like to do so we can design a program for you!Contact us!