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Spanish language classes in Arequipa (or elsewhere in Peru)?

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1. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5044 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

We're currently in the early stages of plotting the itinerary for a possible RTW. We'd like to spend a couple of months in South America, focusing mostly on Peru/Bolivia/Ecuador, and this time start off with two (?) weeks of reasonably intensive (4-6 hours a day?) of Spanish lessons, so that we can get a bit more out of our time there. Would be nice to do these in a location that's actually worth staying at for a few weeks, getting to really know it. Arequipa is the first city that comes to mind, based on really quite liking it during a previous trip to Peru, and also being a good place to spend some time at, altitude acclimatization-wise, but we're open to suggestions for alternatives.
We're currently absolute beginners at speaking Spanish (I have a smattering of travel vocabulary, and can puzzle out signs based on similarity with Latin/French/English, but that's about it), though I expect my gf to work through a "teach yourself Spanish" course in the next couple of months, and need slightly more advanced classes.

Given this information, does anyone here have experience with a Spanish language school they can recommend? What was particularly good/bad about them? What made you choose that particular school?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5044 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


3. Posted by cbr600 (Budding Member 22 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi - sorry, can't help re: Arequipa schools, I've just finished a course in Lima (El Sol language school in Miraflores) which I have found very effective. The structure and method of teaching grammar really worked for me and it was a very professional organisation.

Suerte !


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