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Language school Cusco – Linguaschools

You will step straight into history by entering this amazing colonial building with its friendly international ambience. Both, the school & student residences are located very conveniently in the centre of town and just a short stroll away from the famous ‘Plaza de Armas’ with plenty of restaurants, shops, museums, churches & sights in the area. The schools’ facilities include PCs with free internet, a social & relax space and a library with books, audio & video material. The well- used sun terrace boasts fabulous panoramic views of the town & surrounding mountain ranges – where the remains of ancient civilisations & a plethora of outdoor adventures are ready & waiting for you. 

Courses

INTENSIVE 20:

20 group lessons per week, 4 lessons per day, all levels

$185 – $129 per week / 1 – 16 weeks

INTENSIVE 20+5:

Intensive course 4 lessons plus 1 extra hour one-to-one per day

$245 – $183 per week / 1 – 16 weeks

INTENSIVE 20+10:

Intensive course 4 lessons plus 2 extra hours one-to-one per day

$310 – $242 per week / 1 – 16 weeks

ONE TO ONE COURSE – 20 lessons

To gain linguistic competence asap in the most efficient way. Fully bespoke & highly adaptable tuition. Personal support. You can choose your subjects. Flexible hours.

$285 – $219 per week / 1 – 16 weeks

Accommodation

FAMILY STAY:

Half- board, private or shared room with your friend. Carefully selected host families, shared bathroom & living room, max. commute to school is 20 min. (public transport). Laundry service is not included. You have 2 options:

A. Host Family: Basic accommodation with a small room, but good.

B. Host Family +: More luxurious house with larger rooms & garden or patio.

Single:  $165 Half- board / + $190 Half- board per week

Shared Double: $165 Half- board / + $190 Half- board per week

STUDENT RESIDENCE:

Room with shared bathroom, living room & kitchen. Your can book a Single room or Twin room to be shared with another student of the same gender.  The residences are purely for language students. One of them is located in the school building, the other one across the road. Max. 3 min. walk away from school. Breakfast & lunch are included. Laundry service is available at school for a small fee.

Shared Double: $165 Half- board per week

Single: $240 Half- board per week

Cusco – info

Welcome to the so called “navel of the world”! For all the fans of archeology amongst you: this is one of the most important areas in the whole of the Americas. When you visit this city, not only are you confronted with a mountainous environment at 3360 metres altitude, you are also stepping into a zone that dates back over 3200 years in history, and with it comes a wonderful world of contrasts, narration & activities to take on.

For many, Cusco is the place to set up base before adventuring off to see ‘the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu’, either on a 4 hour train trip or a 4 day- hike along the ‘Inca trail’. And whilst this journey is a must-do, Cusco itself and its surrounding areas have lots to offer too. The city houses many archeological sensations, like the remaining Incan stonework of ‘the Temple of the Sun’ (Qorikancha), which was built so well, it withstood earthquakes, whilst lots of the late colonial buildings had to be restored.

Culturally, you’ll be able to witness the blend of indigenous & colonial influences, being exposed in day to day life: of course by the locals, the buildings, the textiles, markets, music & festivals.

Amongst the visitors, history enthusiasts mix with backpackers & outdoor adventurers, who strive to get their thrill at rafting, bungee jumping, hiking, kayaking, horse riding, mountain biking & paragliding in the beautiful Andean landscape that surrounds the city.

Things to do in & around Cusco: 

Relax & drink tea: Though this is one of the most exciting places on earth, why don’t you take it easy on your first day in Cusco as your body will need to get used to the unusual altitude. A good occasion to start getting into the native Coca tea – it will help you to acclimatise for further Andean hiking endeavours.

Eat: Try the local specialities & order yummy Cactus (no, it does not sting!), Lomo Saltado or be decadent enough to treat yourself to Guinea Pig – strong nerves are essential for an encounter with the latter.

Sacred Valley: Located 15km north of Cusco, it lies in the centre of the Incan Empire, measuring about 60km in length & famous for its Incan sites, colonial towns & remote mountain villages.

Sacsayhuaman: Historic Incan fortress- ruins on the hillside above the city. Well preserved stone walls & testimony of the vast masonry skills, the Incas did possess – UNESCO world heritage site!

Plaza de Armas: Main square in the centre of Cusco, first established during the Incan Empire to celebrate important yearly events. The Spanish Conquistadores added several churches to the site, replacing the ancient Incan palace – bustling & vibrant heart of the city!

Info:

Courses start Mondays /2 to 6 persons per group / 1 group lesson = 55 minutes – 1 private lesson = 55 minutes  / course materials included/ no lessons on public holidays / students min. age = 16.

Arrival Sunday – Departure Saturday / accommodation can also be booked individually. 

This school has no registration fee.

A security deposit for accommodation may be taken.

Start dates & Holidays: 

Course beginn: Every Monday (except National Holidays)

National holidays: 14-04-17, 01-05-17, 15-06-17, 24-06-17, 28-07-17, 29-07-17, 30-08-17, 08-10-17, 01-11-17, 08-12-17, 24-12-17, 25-12-17, 31-12-17

Activities

The school offers a selection of free and paid activities on a regular basis, e.g.: Welcome – evening meal, guided walk through Cusco, Peruvian cooking-, Salsa- & music lessons, Latin American film screenings, cultural lessons, Machu Picchu – excursion, Inka trails, Rafting, farewell celebrations. You can also add a trip to the Sacred Valley and Andes rainforest onto your travels via this school. 

Getting here

Aeropuerto Internacional Alejandro Velasco Astete, 18min by car, 5.2km

(the school offers a free pick-up service)

Estación Poroy, 33 min by car, 11km (for trains going to Machu Picchu)

Estación Wanchaq, 7 min drive, 1.3km

Terminal Terrestre Cusco, 13 min by car, 2.6km

To book your Spanish course with this language school, please fill in the form below and press the submit button. Linguaschools will be in touch shortly. 

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