Intensive Course (20 hrs) - Group

Wiracocha Spanish School

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Course description

Intensive spanish is our most popular course taken because it combines grammar and conversation at an intensive rhythm but at the same time it is not as demanding as "The Immersion Course", because this course is only for four hours a day.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 60 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
28 Jul 2020, 25 Dec 2020, 01 Jan 2021

Class times

Morning session
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Afternoon session
01:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Break
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Cusco.

Class size

Average 3 students
Maximum 4 students

Student age

Age range 14 years old and older
Average 26 years old
(24 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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reviews

Reviews

100% recommend

based on 12 reviews
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"Fun and worthy."

Emelie Berggren, student from Sweden

Really friendly and good teachers! I do wish that the school would provide some kind of test or oral exam to determine what the individual student need to develop their Spanish.

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Date of study
16 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Phenomenal Experience!"

Rohini Ramnath, student from USA

I LOVED going to classes Wiracocha. Indira and Erickson were incredibly helpful, flexible and made my experience once in a life time. The teachers were attentive, responsive, and truly cared about learning. I highly recommend this program coupled with the homestay!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
1 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Unforgettable impressions and I made friends with people from different cultures."

Philipp Gaab, student from Germany

The classes were great and I was very excited about the way of teaching. It was always a friendly contact. Also the location of the school is optimal, as well as the location of my host family. On the whole I would return to Cusco, because of the people and the unforgettable, unique landscape. I enjoyed it!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
4 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Very good school and friendly people"

Ankie Fleischeuer, student from Netherlands

The classes were good and my teacher was excellent. The location was nice but really cold in the morning, luckily they had blankets and tea. My host family was very friendly and welcoming, they made me feel comfortable and at home.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
17 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Don't hesitate, choose Wiracocha, I chose and will do it once again"

Lukasz Gluchowicz

I studied in Wiracocha Spanish School for two months having classes every day for two hours. It was excellent in terms of flexibility of schedule, provided free Salsa and cooking classes, the teachers were very friendly, approachable and are highly skilled professionals. Moreover the conditions are amazing, you can choose having classes either inside or outside in the sunny patio. The atmosphere was great, and school organized weekly evening meetings in different local cuisine restaurants and, from time to time, excursions to admire Inca's tracks hidden from tourists. I highly recommend that school. I wish to go back there one day.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
12 weeks
Date of study
1 Feb 2016 - 29 Apr 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Eriksson, Coordinator at Wiracocha Spanish School responded to this review.
19 December 2016

Thank you very much for your comment, we work to be the best Spanish school in Cusco

"Intensive Spanish courses given by heartwarming people."

Wouter Breunese

When I arrived at Wiracocha Spanish School in Cusco I could not speak any Spanish. I learned a lot in those four weeks of classes. The teachers were helpful, very patient and were really heartwarming people. For every level there was a special group, I was lucky that my classes were private. My compliments to Magaly, the mother at my host family, she was a great cook and at the end I could have total conversation in Spanish which was one of my main goals. I definitely want to return someday.

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
6 Jun 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Eriksson, Coordinator at Wiracocha Spanish School responded to this review.
04 August 2016

Thank you very much, we're happy you've managed to learn Spanish very fast, thanks for letting us be part of your experience in Cusco.

"A great school, professional, friendly - recommended."

Matt Kinsella

I studied at Wiracocha while I was staying in Cusco, and made some great progress. The school was professionally run, the teachers were great, and they organised activities to make things fun.

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
1 Feb 2016 - 12 Feb 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Eriksson, Coordinator at Wiracocha Spanish School responded to this review.
04 August 2016

Thank you very much, we are happy that you have learned a lot and you had a good experience with us

"Very friendly and flexible to requests like changing hours of classes - a big thank you!! :)"

Biliana Zlateva

I had only 4 days of classes, because 1 day was holiday due to Inti Raymi. I liked the teachers a lot. Thank you for the good lessons! The rooms were cold and very small though, but there is not much you could change, I suppose :(. My apartment was really good, though it was just cold, and I had problems with the key when opening the door. I was also bit scared when it was dark in the patio and the dog was free and barking.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
21 Jun 2015 - 25 Jun 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Eriksson, Coordinator at Wiracocha Spanish School responded to this review.
07 July 2015

Thank you for your opinion, this allows us to improve and make changes to improve the experience of our students.

"At Wiracocha Spanish School, the teachers make their pupils live the language!"

Matthias Geiselhart

My experience during my two-week stay at Wiracocha Spanish School was in every respect excellent. The classes were small, and the teachers were very attentive and helpful. The atmosphere there is what makes learning Spanish so easy and successful. Aside from the classes, there are many social activities at school or even at night!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
14 weeks
Date of study
23 Mar 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Eriksson, Coordinator at Wiracocha Spanish School responded to this review.
30 June 2015

Thank you very much, most important for us is that our students feel satisfied with teaching and school experience.

"Pretty good"

Rebecca Sims, student from Canada

The school was great while I was in Peru, the classes were really good and all the teachers were really nice. The teachers were easy to work with and they always made classes fun. The school had Salsa lessons every Thursday for free and cooking classes sometimes on friday. The location of the school was nice; it was close to the host families and it was close to the Plaza de Armas, which was nice. I stayed with 2 host families. The first one was nice, although I had some problems with them and so I requested to move houses. The school was really amazing with dealing with my situation and they moved me into a new house with a really nice family. The second family lived on Tullumayo and they were absolutely amazing! The rooms were really nice as well, and the mom cooked amazing food all the time!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
8 weeks
Date of study
2 Jun 2014 - 1 Aug 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Eriksson Huamanga, Coordinator at Wiracocha Spanish School responded to this review.
19 November 2014

Thank you very much for your positive comment, we are happy to have given him every possible comfort and your stay has been pleasant in our school, we are working hard to improve every day with prospective students.

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"It is great because the lessons are held in a relaxed atmosphere and "lesson" does not only mean teaching in the classroom."

J. Luhn

It is great because the teachers are very friendly and you practice a lot as you have the chance to speak very often. Besides the grammar stuff, you also get to know the city of Cusco during walks and you learn a lot about Peruvian history and culture. Also the facilities are in a very good condition so you will like to learn there!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
7 Oct 2013 - 19 Oct 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Eriksson Huamanga, Coordinator at Wiracocha Spanish School responded to this review.
29 June 2015

Thank you very much for commenting on us, we are sure that step an incredible time at our school and especially and met a lot about Cusco, Peru, culture and customs while learning Spanish.

Thanks for visiting and for choosing us.

"Your flexible course can meet anyone's need. I have learned a great deal from my individual class one on one."

Kenzo Matsumoto

First of all, I can say that I made a good decision to go and study at Wiracocha again this year. The course that I took turned out to be very flexible. I had studied Spanish at Wiracocha before. So this was my second time. This year I had a specific purpose, which was that I wanted to acquire some skills and knowledge of medical translation. The director kindly arranged my class to meet my need. I really appreciate Elias's efforts and resources, from whom I was able to learn many important principles of medical translation. He was so good!!

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
27 May 2013 - 7 Jun 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
Eriksson Huamanga, Coordinator at Wiracocha Spanish School responded to this review.
29 June 2015

We are dedicated to our students, and emphasize on what you need is good that you felt fine, it's comforting to know that your stay was really nice at school.
Thank you very much for choosing us , we hope to welcome you again in the future.

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Housing

Wiracocha offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Single room - Breakfast, and dinner

A$ 209
weekly
Age range: 14 - 81 years old
Location: In the city center of Cusco
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (28 meals per week)
Facilities: Telephone, computers, hardwood, and 24/7 supervision
Distance to school: 5 - 7 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Saturday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 209
Highly recommended, because living with a local hostfamily gives many advantages, such as:

Practice your Spanish in real situation, every day.
Peruvian hostfamilies are very friendly, you will enjoy a nice stay with them, they will show you the city, talk a lot, share activities of the family like birthdays, etc.
You will have good food, the Peruvian cuisine is very rich because is a mix of the Inca cuisine with European, and Asian cuisine. Furthermore eat with a host family is healthier than eat a local restaurant, students who eat outside are most susceptible to ill of the stomach and get the common Traveler’s Diarrhea, parasites, typhus, etc.
Hostfamilies always has the goodwill to give students advices about nice places in the city, places to avoid, pubs, discotheques, how save money in the city, etc
How the families are chosen

They are friendly and above all they love to share their life with foreigners.
Clean, comfortable houses with hot water, located in safe areas.
Middle class, with a good level of education.
They like sharing ideas and talking about all subjects.
These families will do all they can to help you find anything you may need. Finding the most beautiful places in town and helping you buy anything you need at a good price.
The families speak basic English. This will be useful in the first few days but after that you will have to speak Spanish.
During your enrolment process you can write a description of your ideal hostfamily, so we will find a nice hostfamily according your suggestions.

Homestay - Single room and private bathroom - Breakfast, and dinner

A$ 258
weekly
Age range: 15 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Cusco
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (28 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, computers, free internet, carpet, and 24/7 supervision
Distance to school: 10 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 12:00 AM
Check-out: Sunday, before 09:00 AM
A$ 258
Comfortable rooms close to the school and close to the city center 10 minutes walking
student-residence

Shared Apartment - Single room - no meals

A$ 145
weekly
Age range: 15 - 84 years old
Address: Arcopunco - 420, Cusco, Cusco 084, Peru
Location: In the city center of Cusco
Housing type: Student residence (off-campus)
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Distance to school: 5 - 7 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 12:00 PM
Check-out: Saturday, before 12:00 PM
A$ 145
s an a beautiful House whit multi-room where you hve one key to enter the house and other key for the room

It is a quiet place in the center of the city of Cusco, Where you can you enjoy your stay in our city.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. The school is also not authorized to issue documents to support your visa application. If you need a visa, you have to apply for a visitor or tourist visa on your own.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Cusco based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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