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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.

As you learn Spanish in the land of the llamas, courses are led by certified native Spanish-speaking teachers. In the classroom, learners and teachers utilize Spanish conversation, context, and visuals to ensure understanding of vocabulary and grammar. Through a structured curriculum that emphasizes speaking, you naturally acquire the language as you are pushed to learn through practice.

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.

For students from Germany, Maximo Nivel is Bilidungsurlaub approved. Very few Spanish schools can claim this prestigious German government recognition.

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With more than 1,700 local Peruvian students enrolled in Maximo Nivel’s English as a Second Language program, you have non-stop opportunities to meet like-minded people looking for language and adventure. The Tandem Conversation Program pairs you with a local ESL student so you can practice your Spanish as they practice their English. Then grab your new friends for free salsa lessons and practice new dance moves for epic nights out on the town. You can also take free cooking classes and learn about world-class Peruvian cuisine from our local chef. Make sure you take advantage of the snack bar with free coffee and tea to keep up with yourself.

Great Ideas Outside of Class

– Discover Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas
– Visit the surreal Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain
– Take an ATV or hike to the Maras salt mines
– Visit the Sacred Valley and hike the archaeological ruins of Ollantaytambo
– Spend the night on Lake Titicaca and visit the man-made islands of Uros
– Go whitewater rafting on class II and III rapids
…and much more with the Adventure & Culture programs

Maximo Nivel’s Tandem Conversation program is a free, optional language and cultural exchange. As an international Spanish student you are matched up with a local student who is studying English at Maximo Nivel. Conversations are open, informal, and natural—taking the pressure off and allowing you and your tandem partner to bond and help one another move forward in your Spanish and English acquisition. This is a great way to meet new friends, develop your conversation skills, and increase your cultural understanding. The Tandem Program gives all participants unequaled access to the most important resource for learning a language—native speakers!

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Small Group Classes (2HRS/DAY)
Cusco
Peru
1 Week$70
2 Weeks$140
3 Weeks$210
4 Weeks$270
Extra Week$65
Small Group Classes (4HRS/DAY)
Cusco
Peru
1 Week$140
2 Weeks$280
3 Weeks$420
4 Weeks$540
Extra Week$130
Super Intensive (4HR Group + 2HR Private)
Cusco
Peru
1 Week$265
2 Weeks$530
3 Weeks$795
4 Weeks$915
Extra Week$225
Private Classes (1-3 HRS)
Cusco
Peru
1 Week$14/hour
2 Weeks$14/hour
3 Weeks$14/hour
4 Weeks$13.50/hour
Extra Week$13/hour
Private Classes (4 HRS)
Cusco
Peru
1 Week$265
2 Weeks$530
3 Weeks$795
4 Weeks$915
Extra Week$225

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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.

Kayla M.

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.

The Maximo building includes 4 floors with 22 classrooms, a snack bar, and a computer lab. The school’s spacious common areas are great for meeting up with friends and making new ones. There always lots of free time activities and cultural events to take part in. The institute is open 7 days/week, including holidays.

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.

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Maximo Nivel Spanish School in Cusco, Peru
Peru Spanish

THE SPANISH OF PERU

¡QUE BACAN!

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.

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PROGRAMS OFFERED

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
– 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

Private Classes
– 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

University Courses
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.

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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?

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

EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT

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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Spanish Courses Abroad with Academic Credit

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