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We have small classes starting most weeks of the year for all levels - and students tend to improve their language skills rapidly. Classes are taught using the immersion method, which is considered to be the most rapid form of language acquisition. Classes can be taken for varying number of hours per week, with 20 hours per week being the standard program, especially if you are going for more than 8 weeks. Local extracurricular activities and excursions are also an important part of the program, and conducted in the local language, as well.

Group Programs
20 hours per week. The Group Program consists of 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday, of Spanish language study in a group setting with a maximum of 5 students per class. Because of the small class size students receive individualized attention allowing for maximum contact with both the Spanish language and the culture.

Tutor Program
20 hours per week. Get the most intensive Spanish course available with the Tutor program. Students are taught in a one-on-one setting with a private tutor for maximum immersion. This program is ideal for business professionals or anyone who has tight schedule and/or specific needs.

Spanish & Surf
Learn Spanish in Lima and you will be very close to great beaches with large waves for surfing. Combine your Spanish course with surf lessons. Two 3-hour classes per week include instructor, surf board, and wetsuit.

Study & Volunteer Program
This Study & Volunteer program in Lima combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group Study program followed up with a 4 week minimum volunteer placement in the community.

All opportunities will work in partnership with local people in a variety of community-based projects.

This unique program offers exciting hands-on volunteering opportunities, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

Volunteer placement opportunities can include the following:

• Health Care
• Child Care
• Teaching
• Women and Men, & Elderly
• Indigenous Community
• Environmental Care
• Others may be available upon request

For more information about this program, contact us!

Levels & Course Content
Our program is divided into 6 levels of study. The first eight are concentrated on grammar, vocabulary, practical situations, and conversation. The next levels, advanced and superior, focus mainly on conversation and advanced reading and writing topics.

NOTE: Content descriptions are examples of topics covered. Discussion topics and themes vary.

- Beginner 1: (No Spanish) pronunciation, identifying people and things, present tense, family members, "ser" and "estar", interrogative pronouns, indefinite/definite articles, greetings, demonstative adjectives, present progressive tense, "hay" and "tener", days and months, possessive adjectives.

- Beginner 2: reflexive verbs and pronouns, sports and activities, future informal ("ir" + ), preferences and desires, "nunca"/"siempre", imperative tense, ordinal numbers, "tener que", "haber", and "deber", prepositions of time and place, imperfect tense.

- Intermediate 1: relative pronouns, interrogative pronouns, "para" and "por", past perfect irregulars, future imperfect, conditional tense, present subjunctive, uses of subjunctive verbs, "seguir" and "quedar", preterite perfect "estar" + gerund, irregular subjunctive verbs.

- Intermediate 2: preterite perfect subjunctive, passive voice, uses of "se", verbs with prepositions, adverbial expressions, diminutives and augmentatives, idomatic expressions, preterite imperfect subjunctive, prepositional phrases, synonyms and antonyms.

- Advanced: advanced writing, reading, and conversation. Topics vary.

Teachers use our own course book, developed by a team of our teachers, for about half of the class, while the other half of the class is devoted to special class needs and supplements, such as selected audios, videos, and current readings.

All of our teachers are native speakers with university educations and are very experienced teaching Spanish to foreigners. Most have learned a second language themselves and understand the student's perspective. They are devoted to helping students best reach their goals and to keeping the classes enjoyable and entertaining.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 18 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.

Students desiring credit for their study program 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.

For more information about academic credit in Spanish speaking countries, please click here.
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Cultural and Social Activities

Throughout the week you can walk around the different neighborhoods in Lima, visit a wide variety of museums and cultural highlights, and enjoy the Latin nightlife, beautiful beaches, landscapes and good food and drinks.

During the weekends you can go north or south and find different options. To the north you can do some trekking, discover lakes and the other marvelous natural beauties and get to know the Chancay and Chimu cultures. To the northeast, you can enjoy hot springs and spectacular Andean landscapes. To the south, in Canete y Lunahuna, you can practice different adventure sports such as canoeing, mountain biking, paragliding and trekking, as well as a variety of beaches, some of them are ideal surfing spots.

Cuzco and Machu Picchu are places you shouldn’t miss. During the trip you will see astonishing landscapes. Cuzco is the historical heart of the Inca culture.

Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, also known as the “lost city of the Incas” is by far the most well known and spectacular archeological site on the continent. Adventure lovers may get to Machu Picchu through the famous Inca trail, where they can find a variety of flora and fauna.

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