LEARN SPANISH IN PERU
Cusco, Peru is the traveler’s mecca of South America. The city is special–it is vibrant, exciting, and beautiful! You might think you are coming to Cusco just for the culture and history, but with Maximo Nivel’s accredited Spanish immersion program you learn a new language and you really step in to an amazing experience abroad—building skills that serve you for lifetime.
In Peru, you can visit the sanctuary-city of Machu Picchu, tour the Sacred Valley, hike through the Amazon Jungle, and do everything else that amazing Peru has to offer. With Maximo Nivel’s Spanish immersion program, you immediately bring everything you learn straight to the historical streets of this cultural city once ruled by the Inca Empire, and now sought after by every world traveler.
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Why I Maximo Nivel
I attended Maximo for two weeks in their Cusco location. I chose the intensive Spanish program with 4 hours of group class and 2 hours of private class per day. The classes were excellent and I improved significantly over that time period and I would love to come back in the future to continue my Spanish education.
CUSCO SPANISH SCHOOL
THE DOORWAY TO MACHU PICCHU
The Maximo Nivel Spanish school in Cusco, Peru is located on the main commercial street of Avenida El Sol. It sits directly across from Q’oricancha–the Temple of the Sun and the most sacred site in the Inca Empire. The school and campus are just 3 blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, right in the historical center and close to shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.
Learn Spanish with a professional, certified instructor who guides you through your Spanish experience. The Spanish immersion program follows a structured curriculum, and our methodology pushes you to think and converse in Spanish. Frequent practice forces you to use the concepts you learn in everyday interactions with your instructor, classmates, and local Peruvians.
THE SPANISH OF PERU
Peruvian Spanish has three distinct accents–Andean, Coastal, and Amazonian. The Andean dialect is most similar to the standard dialects of Ecuador and Bolivia, and the one you become most familiar with in Cusco. New Spanish speakers always agree it is rather easy to understand and learn. Unlike Central American Spanish, “tu” as opposed to “vos” is most commonly used among peers, and “ustedes” is used in place of “vosotros”.
Peru acknowledges the strong indigenous influence of its people with three official languages–Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. The Spanish spoken in Peru sometimes includes small pieces of indigenous vocabulary, and Peruvian Spanish also has great slang such as “bacan” meaning “cool” or “awesome,” “chamba” meaning “job,” and “pata” meaning “friend.”
Peruvians tend to be traditional and closely value family and relationships. They also love a great fiesta and Peruvians know how to throw a great party! Both ‘saving face’ and respect for the collective are prioritized and therefore conformity to the group is important. This makes Peru the perfect option if you are looking for a true immersion experience while you learn Spanish abroad. Once you get comfortable living among Peruvian locals, you pick up the lingo and customs, and fall right in line with the culture.
SPANISH IMMERSION COURSES FOR EVERY LEVEL
From small group classes ranging from 2-8 people to private classes tailored to your specific needs, Maximo Nivel provides quality immersion programs lead by certified, native Spanish instructors. If you are looking for a university Spanish course or super intensive program, all levels and various subject areas are available, from basic to advanced topics. Pair your Spanish program along with accommodations in a host family, and you can be sure to quickly move up the learning ladder.
– Small group classes are designed to facilitate interaction among all learners in the group
– Groups help provide a “safety net” and take the pressure off—everyone’s in it together
– Other learners may ask questions that you have not thought of—bringing more clarity to each lesson
– There is a great social aspect in group classes—easy to make friends and find study partners
– Move through material at your own pace
– Focus on material that is especially relevant to YOU
– 100% personalized feedback and uninterrupted attention from your teacher
– Your personal learning style forms the basis for every lesson
– Private classes are very flexible in terms of organizing your time in-country
Super Intensive Program
– Combine daily small-group and private Spanish classes (6 hours/day)
– Get the added bonus of one-on-one attention to focus on areas specific to you
– Maintain structured group classes while remaining flexible with your private classes
– Advance your Spanish level more quickly
Maximo Nivel offers a wide variety of university Spanish courses ranging from 100 to 400 level courses. These programs may be grouped or 1-on-1 private lessons. University courses are 60-80 hours and require 3-4 weeks to complete in order to earn academic credit.
Spanish for Special Purposes
Spanish for Special Purposes (SSP) includes courses in Medical Spanish and Spanish for Business. SSP teachers are some of our most experienced instructors and have additional expertise in Business and Healthcare. SSP programs are intended for medical students, traveling doctors and nurses, and business people who need specialized Spanish for their careers. SSP Classes are best taught in a 2-hour per day format.
Maximo Nivel’s Spanish Immersion programs provide an authentic immersion experience that takes you beyond the classroom—it is the most intensive and professional Spanish program available in Latin America. Schedule a call with a program advisor today!
WHY LEARN SPANISH WITH
Maximo Nivel is very unique compared to any regular Spanish school. Our institutes include international travelers who are taking part in Spanish, Volunteer, Internship, TEFL, and University programs. As well, there are lots of local Costa Rican, Guatemalan, and Peruvian students who study in the Native English Program. This means there is always an awesome international-meets-local vibe—making Maximo Nivel come alive with language, culture, and adventure!
- Spanish classes from only $70 per week
- Choose from small group, private classes, or a combination of both
- Professionally-certified, native Spanish-speaking teachers
- Spanish programs available from 1-52 weeks
- New Spanish courses begin every Monday
- Friendly and open facilities
- 24/7 in-country support
- Academic credit available
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FOR SPANISH COURSES IN LATIN AMERICA
Maximo Nivel is one of the few Spanish schools in the world to offer academic credit for its programs. Most credit-bearing courses can be completed in 3-4 weeks. Our School of Record issues official transcripts and academic credit for your program. Get the credit you earn!
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