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Program & Admission Information - Cuzco, Peru  



Programs Their are nine levels of study offered in accordance with ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages): lower beginner, medium beginner, high beginner, lower intermediate, medium intermediate, high intermediate, advanced, high advanced and superior. Students must pass tests at each level in order to progress to the next. Every student has the best insight to their own particular educational needs. Upon arrival a placement test is taken and an evaluation made by student and faculty. Results of the test are taken into consideration along with time students needs to create the most beneficial customized program.

All books and materials are provided with your program. Textbooks and guidebooks published by the Academy, and are supplemented by other texts from universities around the world. The with emphasis of the text is on grammar and vocabulary. The library offers an extensive collection along with many audio visual material, newspapers, magazine articles and practical situations.

Books provided are as follows:
  •   Beginner/Elementary levels: CUMBRE (SGEL) / PLANETA (EDELSA)
  •   Intermediate level: RAPIDO / AVANCE (SGEL)
  •   Advanced level: ABANICO (DIFUSION)

Classes are 60 minutes in length. Students may enroll for as many weeks as desired. In order to make sufficient progress and gain the maximum benefit from the course, the we recommend the following study durations: Beginner (2-12 weeks), Intermediate (4-8 weeks) and advanced (2-8 weeks). For advanced and superior levels of Spanish, pre-approved subject material is possible for those students who need specialized vocabulary (lawyers, doctors, teachers, etc). If the student wants to study literature they should try to bring texts with them and give advanced notice.

On the first Monday, students are given a city tour and information about the city, school, family life and culture.

Classes are held 8:30-10:30, break 10:30-11:00, and resume 11:00-13:00. In the high season classes may take place in the afternoon. Teachers are rotated every week.
Group Program The Group Program includes 20 or 30 hours per week of Spanish classes. Maximum number of students per class is 4 students, with the average being 2 students. Groups are organized in a way that they will always consist of students possessing the same level of Spanish. At the conclusion of your studies, you will receive a certificate of completion. The method is based on the 4 language skills: listening, grammar, oral and written comprehension. No English should be used in class.
Tutor Program The Tutor Program includes 20 hours per week of Spanish lessons with a private tutor. The program is recommended for those students at Advanced and Superior levels who have special needs (i.e. special vocabulary, Peruvian history or literature, etc.), or any student wanting an intensive language learning program. Please inform NRCSA of any special needs in advance .
Junior Tutor Program The school can accommodate the teaching of Spanish to children ages 5-16. This program is designed as a Tutor (one-on-one) program and utilizes TV Spanish programs, audio cassettes, children's Spanish books and games to create a fun language learning atmosphere.

Please Note: Since Tutors are limited in availability, it is suggested that you make reservations for this program 2 months in advance. Child care may be possible upon special request.
Volunteer Opportunities Several volunteer opportunities are available for interested students. Minimum Spanish language level is dependent on type of work and a minimum 2 week Spanish course is required regardless of level before volunteer program begins. Those at Beginning and Post Beginning levels are required to take at least a 4 week minimum Spanish course before beginning their volunteer program.

It is not necessary to have a university degree, however, those students with degrees or working toward one are preferred. These are unpaid positions. To be considered for one of the volunteer or internship positions, please write "volunteer" and/or "internship" in the Options box on the NRCSA Preregistration form and fax or mail your form along with an introductory letter and resume.

Student will receive a certificate from the organization and the school at the end of the course.

For complete details on the volunteer opportunities available, please contact NRCSA.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 18 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

This school has arranged study programs jointly with some U.S. colleges for which undergraduate or graduate credits have been given. The number of credits granted is determined by the length of stay and number of the classroom hours. Be sure to arrange the NRCSA Credit Option at least 60 days prior to your date of departure.

For those students who have arranged with their home college or university to receive credits for Spanish study abroad, a letter will be issued stating dates of study, hours completed, progress and level of achievement. Get a letter of instructions from your home school and advise the foreign school administrators upon arrival of your credit transfer needs.

For more information about academic credit in Spanish speaking countries, please click here.
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All students receive from the school a certificate indicating a student's satisfactory progress and a description of each course completed.

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