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  • 2011 marks an extremely important occasion for Peru as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu. Join us at Amauta and be part of something momentous! Alongside studying Spanish you will experience the Peruvian culture in full flair.

    100 Years of Machu Picchu and an exciting time to study Spanish in Peru!

    In typical Peruvian style, festivities will be on a grand scale. There are a multitude of events planned to honor this momentous occasion, so if you are visiting Peru you will not be short of exciting activities.
    There could be no better time to come and study Spanish in Peru, and especially here in Cusco! Many ongoing events are taking place in honor of the anniversary, including music festivals, school contests and more.
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    There really could be no better time to study Spanish in Peru. As the month for festivals, June is set to be full of fun and activity, especially here in Cusco – the Incan capital. The traditional festivities revolve around this city, also known as the ´Navel of the Earth´.

    Our AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru is located in the heart of this fascinating city, just minutes away from the Plaza de Armas and the centre of everything. At the school we participate actively in all the festivities, of which there are plenty

    Study Spanish in Cusco in June Festival Month
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    Putting Spanish to Use… in Kindergarten!

    I spent six weeks volunteering in Cusco at an organisation that works to contribute to improving the quality of life of children, teenagers and families living in extreme poverty, promoting the development of important life skills and encouraging them to realize their potential.

    I volunteered there from March 28th until May 6th, and it was a wonderful six weeks. My volunteer coordinator from AMAUTA gave me two options as to how I would like to work – either in the mornings with children aged between 3 and 5 years, or in the afternoons with children ranging all the way from 5 to 17 years. I decided to work in the mornings, and was assigned to the class of 5 year olds, and my working hours were 9am-1pm.

    Putting Spanish to Use. in Kindergarten!

    The morning program is seen as more than just a kindergarten. It is referred to as an “Early Stimulation Program”, and the children are given structured lessons and homework. The range of abilities of the children in my class was enormous! While some of the children could read and write relatively proficiently for their ages, others were not even able to count to five. However all the children tried their best and the teacher would cater the work to suit all the differing needs of the children. During the period in which I volunteered the children learnt about body parts, figures and numbers. It was also great for me to develop the vocabulary I had learnt in my Spanish classes!

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