Spanish school in Cusco: Don Quijote (Amauta)

From 210.- USD
approx 167.- GBP
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Key points

  • Magnificent and unique site
  • Quality courses
  • Course + voluntary work option

The school

Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
United States, Netherlands, Germany, etc..
ratings
36 authentic opinions

Key points

  • Magnificent and unique site
  • Quality courses
  • Course + voluntary work option

The school

Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
United States, Netherlands, Germany, etc..
ratings
36 authentic opinions

The school is located at the heart of the city centre, in a beautiful fully refurbished colonial building just steps from the Plaza de Armas. The course centre has 7 light and spacious classrooms, some located on the ground floor and opening onto the sun-drenched inner courtyard, others on the first floor, with a balcony and views of the Santo Domingo Church. Smaller rooms are also available for private courses. To relax after classes, socialise with your new international friends in the café overlooking the courtyard or in the large common room. Other facilities include a multimedia room, a kitchen and a cafeteria.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Diploma or Certificate
  • Activity programme
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  • Use of study centre
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Diploma or Certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 210.-
(about GBP 164.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30 or 14:30 - 18:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
210
390
475
2
355
715
885
3
500
1040
1295
4
645
1365
1705
6
935
2015
2525
8
1225
2665
3345
12
1805
3965
4985
16
2385
5265
6625
24
3545
7865
9905
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.84   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 31.05 / 30.08 / 08.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2018
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 345.-
(about GBP 270.-)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30 or 14:30 - 18:30 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
345
525
610
2
625
985
1155
3
905
1445
1700
4
1185
1905
2245
6
1745
2825
3335
8
2305
3745
4425
12
3425
5585
6605
16
4545
7425
8785
24
6785
11105
13145
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.84   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 31.05 / 30.08 / 08.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2018
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

One-to-one tuition 20

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 315.-
(about GBP 247.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
315
495
580
2
565
925
1095
3
815
1355
1610
4
1065
1785
2125
6
1565
2645
3155
8
2065
3505
4185
12
3065
5225
6245
Extra week (12+)
250
430
515
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.84   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 30.03 / 01.05 / 31.05 / 30.08 / 08.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2018
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Standard course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 210.-
(about GBP 164.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30 or 14:30 - 18:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
210
390
475
2
355
715
885
3
500
1040
1295
4
645
1365
1705
6
935
2015
2525
8
1225
2665
3345
12
1805
3965
4985
16
2385
5265
6625
24
3545
7865
9905
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.84   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 20.06 / 24.06 / 29.07 / 30.08 / 08.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 345.-
(about GBP 270.-)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30 or 14:30 - 18:30 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
345
525
610
2
625
985
1155
3
905
1445
1700
4
1185
1905
2245
6
1745
2825
3335
8
2305
3745
4425
12
3425
5585
6605
16
4545
7425
8785
24
6785
11105
13145
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.84   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 20.06 / 24.06 / 29.07 / 30.08 / 08.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

One-to-one tuition 20

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 315.-
(about GBP 247.-)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, half board
1
315
495
580
2
565
925
1095
3
815
1355
1610
4
1065
1785
2125
6
1565
2645
3155
8
2065
3505
4185
12
3065
5225
6245
Extra week (12+)
250
430
515
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ GBP 0.84   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 20.06 / 24.06 / 29.07 / 30.08 / 08.10 / 01.11 / 25.12.2019
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Voluntary work placement fee 130 USD
Extra night with host family 30 USD
Extra night in a residence 45 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Cusco) 30 USD
Combined course with volunteer work programme
It is an opportunity to combine Spanish courses with hands-on experience. Volunteer work offers you the chance to cross the bridge that often separates Peruvians from visiting tourists. It is possible to complete a volunteer work programme in various sectors such as social, education, health, etc.
Program includes a mediation fee and is available after a 2-week Spanish program and for a minimum duration of 2 or 3 weeks (depending on the project and the Spanish proficiency level of the participant). 
Extra night with host family 30 USD
Extra night in a residence 40 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Cusco) 30 USD

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

36 students gave their opinion about this school

24 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, November 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Top tips
« Aktivitäten in der Schule sind gut um spanisch zu üben »
41 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (1.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (1.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
26 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
27 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.8 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - France
/ 5
J'ai beaucoup appris en étant immergé dans la culture Péruvienne. L'école parfaitement située dans le centre historique nous a permis de faire des sorties pendant les cours et de mettre en pratique ce que nous avons appris. Le programme de l'école m'avait d'abord paru un peu répétitif, mais il s'est révélé être très efficace et au point. Sans compter sur la gentillesse infinie de tous les professeurs de l'école, toujours prêts à nous aider et à nous transmettre leur culture et leur langue. Cette sublime petite école très chaleureuse avait quelque chose de magique, hors du temps, proche de tout. Je reprocherais seulement à certaines salles de classe d'avoir parfois les murs un peu trop fins, gênant la concentration lorsqu'il y a du bruit et du passage. Les petits groupes (6 personnes maximum) sont réellement la clé pour bien apprendre et pratiquer beaucoup la langue. De plus, cela permet une vraie relation avec le professeur, qui se soucie sincèrement de l'apprentissage et de la progression des élèves. Une famille adorable et vraiment impliquée dans mon séjour, qui a bien pris soin de moi du premier au dernier jour, en s'assurant que je comprenne bien tout (fonctionnement du bus, heure et contenu des repas, différents lieux à visiter etc). Toujours prêt à me donner des conseils sur mes excursions pour que je profite au mieux de mon séjour. Les cours de bachata sont un souvenir inoubliable! ESL, je ne saurais jamais comment vous remercier. Grace à vous, j'ai vécu un séjour incroyable dans un pays que je voulais visiter depuis mon plus jeune âge — j'en ai pris plein les yeux! — et j'ai rencontré d'autres étudiants extraordinaires, vraiment extraordinaires. De vrais amis. Et je suis tellement fière de mon niveau d'espagnol, tant amélioré en si peu de temps! Cette expérience a été incroyable, et elle a changé ma vie. Merci, infiniment.
6 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
53 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
1 week, June – July 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - France
/ 5
Cusco est un peu décevante en soit, surtout si l'on a trop en tête la capitale des incas, car très très touristique. Mais il est tout de même agréable d'y vivre, et c'est également un bon tremplin vers d'autres destinations. Les salles de cours, on ne peut pas dire que c'est le grand luxe, mais le bâtiment de l'école reste accueillant et confortable. L'école est très agréable, les professeurs intéressants, amusants, sympas et compétents, et les progrès rapides.
2 weeks, June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, comme je l'ai dit les professeurs sont très bons, l'ambiance en classe est sympa et donne envie de parler, et puis l'espagnol est assez facile à apprendre quand on parle français »
School highlights
« Enseignement très satisfaisant, possibilités de rencontrer des étrangers de diverses nationalités »
Top tips
« Ausangate trek »
28 years old - Belgium
/ 5
4 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Peru ist ein aussergewöhnlich interessantes Land mit sehr netten Leuten. Es kommt vom (Lebens-) Standart und Gefühl dem der Schweiz nicht sehr nahe, aber die Erfahrung ist einzigartig. In all den 12 Wochen sehr viele Deutsche, Schweizer, Österreicher und Niederländer. Die Schule ist super um Leute kennen zu lernen und auch um Sprechen zu lernen und üben. Die Lehrer sind sehr nett, aber die Schule ist klein, die Zimmer zu klein und für den Preis kann man bei 12 Wochen Kurs wohl wirklich ein Lehrbuch erwarten.Die hauseigene Travelagency ist gemäss Kollegen sehr professionel, aber sehr teuer. Die Strasse runter links ist meine Agency des Vertrauens. Sehr nette und kommunikative Gastfamilie. Sehr herzlicher Empfang und auch über alle 12 Wochen hinweg immer hilfsbereit und lieb.
12 weeks, March – May 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Top tips
« Manú Nationalpark, Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, Maras & Moray, Valle Sagrado, Titicacasee (Copacabana (Bolivien)), Tipon, Arequipa, Ica, Paracas, Nazca »
22 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, July 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Sehr familiäres Klima. Meist sehr engagierte Lehrer. »

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Host family
Staying with a host family is a unique opportunity to make the most out of your language course. You will immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture and the Spanish language, and so enhance your language skills. You will have a single room with half board included.

Amauta Residence
The residence is located in the same building as the school, which means you can stay right in the city centre, have daily contact with international students and avoid transportation to go to class. Single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, all spacious and with natural light, are available. The bathrooms and equipped kitchen are shared and you will enjoy many common areas with sofas and free Wi-Fi to relax with your new friends or revise your Spanish lessons. Two meals per day (breakfast and lunch), prepared by the school’s cook, are included – perfect to save money and taste the local specialties!

Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Host family
Staying with a host family is a unique opportunity to make the most out of your language course. You will immerse yourself in the Peruvian culture and the Spanish language, and so enhance your language skills. You will have a single room with half board included.

Amauta Residence
The residence is located in the same building as the school, which means you can stay right in the city centre, have daily contact with international students and avoid transportation to go to class. Single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, all spacious and with natural light, are available. The bathrooms and equipped kitchen are shared and you will enjoy many common areas with sofas and free Wi-Fi to relax with your new friends or revise your Spanish lessons. Two meals per day (breakfast and lunch), prepared by the school’s cook, are included – perfect to save money and taste the local specialties!

Click here to see detailed residence fact sheet

Amauta residence

General information

The Spanish school and residence are located on Calle San Agustin, next to the well-known Marriott and Novotel hotels and just two blocks from the famous Plaza de Armas of Cusco. The student residence, located within the school building, consists of singles, doubles and one triple (or quadruple) room. The rooms are spacious with natural light and high ceilings. There are three new shared bathrooms and several cosy corners with small sofas for studying or hanging out. Students are welcome to use the kitchen facilities and the student lounge. There is free Wi-Fi and a chef-in-residence who prepares a delicious range of Andean and foreign cuisine. Breakfast and a delicious home-cooked three-course lunch are included in this option, a great deal!

School distance

The residence is in the same building as the school.
Means of transportation:
residence is located on the same premises as school
Walking distance to public transport:
10 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 16+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:00
Saturday until 12:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan
half-board
1

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace 1
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
7 rooms
~10 m2
1
Twin
3 rooms
min.: 15 m2/ max.: 18 m2
1
Shared room
4 rooms
min.: 15 m2/ max.: 18 m2
2 triple/quadruple rooms
1
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet
ensuite bathroom available only in single rooms and upon request
1
Ensuite shower
ensuite shower available only in single rooms and upon request
1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
to share between 6 students
1
Shared showers
to share between 6 students
1
Cleaning
daily
1
Desk
upon request
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
wood
1
Balcony
some rooms have a balcony
1
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Our partner school insists on allowing you to discover the city of Cusco, bathed in history, and its magnificent region which is considered as the cradle of the Inca civilization. The city which never sleeps lives in an eternal festive atmosphere. Cusco will charm you with its intense nightlife, where everyone will find an event to their taste, whatever their age. This city is an open book: each building, each street, each district, each dance, each party, each stone is charged with a fascinating history. You will be able to enjoy the warmth and kindness of its inhabitants, inheritors of an age-old culture, during the most spectacular religious festivals on the continent, like Inti Raym, the sun festival. The school invites you to discover the magic of Cusco and go on excursions to the majestic site of Macchu Picchu, the spectacular fortress of Sacsayhuamán and the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas in the company of the other international students. It will also introduce you to the preparation of typical dishes, the music and dances of Peru.

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