Spanish School - Cusco - From 7 Days
Stay with a local family for a week in Cusco while you learn a little of the lingo. South America is mostly Spanish speaking and knowing a few words will help you to mingle with local people and gain a greater insight into the Latin American lifestyle. Our Spanish school includes up to 20 hours tuition per week and there are cultural activities so you can practice what youve learned.
Full payment is required upon confirmation of availability. We will contact you upon booking request. Once requested your Add On cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Please note that Spanish School usually takes place before or after your Oasis Overland trip!
If you wish to attend school for less than / longer than 7 days then please email us for more details / prices.
About the School
Situated in the heart of Cusco, close to the Plaza de Armas, Ethnias Spanish School offers a pleasant and familiar atmosphere. It is a small school where teachers use an easy and well-planned scheme of language learning. They split their students into different levels according to ability so that learning is fast and fun. All of the tutors have taken specialised courses in the grammatical and linguistic aspects of the Spanish language and have MAs in teaching.
About the Courses & Levels
Courses are available from beginners to advanced students and teachers will evaluate your level and devise a personal learning programme to suit your needs. Besides grammar, emphasis is placed on pronunciation, conversation and vocabulary, building your confidence to communicate with native speakers or your local family. Group lessons will have a maximum of three students per class.
Classes are held in the mornings from 9am-1pm or 3pm to 7pm from Monday to Friday. The school also arranges cookery classes, salsa lessons and cultural and museum visits (to practice your skills!).
The length of stay and time of tuition required is entirely up to you, however, a guideline is that with 20 hours tuition per week, you should be able to have a basic dialog within 2 weeks. If you would prefer 1:1 lessons, then please contact us for prices.
While you are studying you will be staying with a host family. This is an excellent opportunity to practice communicating in Spanish and learn more about the local lifestyle as well as providing local families with an extra income.
Host families are selected carefully for their comfort and location. You will have a private bedroom, 3 meals per day as well as an airport pickup on arrival. The address of your family will be sent to you once you have confirmed your booking and sent us your arrival details.
We suggest that people allow US$ 100-150 per week, this is to include spending money, side trips, meals out, drinks, emails, extra activities outside the package (additional salsa lessons), souvenirs, and arrival / departure taxes. This is an estimated figure as personal spending habits and budgets vary hugely from person to person. If you plan on buying a lot of crafts and souvenirs along the way you will need a bit more.
Arrangements can be made for students to be picked up at Cusco airport by their host families at no extra charge. Please advise us if you would like this and provide us your flight / arrival details as soon as you know them.
Your first day at school
You will be provided with the school address and your lessons times once you have booked and the arrangements have all been confirmed for you. If you would prefer morning / afternoon lessons please request this at the time of booking. Preferences cannot be guaranteed, however we will do our best to put together a programme which best suits your requirements.
How to book?
All you need to do is add this trip on to your booking. Please inform us with the dates youd like to attend school and your flight arrival details plus the payment. We will confirm your booking and send you the name and address of your host family.
Please be aware that up to 2 months before your departure, the cost of your Spanish School may change, due to currency fluctuations and/or price increases by local operator