Try looking at this article about studying Spanish. If you’re looking to study formally there are plenty of options from studying online to at a school or with a private teacher. If you want to study long-term in Peru, try looking at this info on how to get a student visa.
One tip to remember is that speaking Spanish will help you greatly. You'll be treated differently than if you speak English all the time, it'll help you assimilate, and you'll usually get cheaper prices. If you're looking to learn Spanish online or at home, check out Fluenz Spanish, Rosetta Stone, and Synergy Spanish.
Intercambios / Language Exchanges
You could also try to arrange an “intercambio” where you speak Spanish for half the time and they speak English. That way both of you will get better and won’t have to pay a teacher. Try finding one at Conversation Exchange or My Language Exchange.
- AC Spanish Classes
- Caminante School (Homestays with teachers)
- ECC-Spanish School
- El Sol
- Habla Spanish
- Universidad del Pacifico (Look in the “cursos” section)
Lima: Private Tutors
Expect to pay about $8 to $20 an hour. If you want to take Spanish classes for an extended period of time or for many hours a week, ask for a discount. Discounts are normal for these cases and if you don't ask for a discount, you're paying much more than you should. Don't always go for the cheapest option. Remember you get what you pay for. If possible arrange to meet with the teacher ahead of time, see their materials and see if you think you'd feel comfortable taking lessons with them. Language schools also offer private classes. You can find more teachers advertised at LIP's Classified.
- Alex Miranda: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ccori Spanish email@example.com
- Elsa Vereau: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gisselle Cuadros email@example.com
- Katherina Sanchez Yabar: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mauricio Soto: Spanish Rules, email@example.com
- My Peru Spanish: Myperuspanish@yahoo.com
- Ricardo Felix: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rosa Maria Cahuana email@example.com
- Silvia Cajahuanca firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teresa email@example.com
- Zuleika Llanos firstname.lastname@example.org
Listings of Language Schools
Look for places with small classes and try to talk to current students to get an idea of what their methodology is like. Here are some more lists of language schools.
On Your Own
- Don Quijote
- EL Sol
- Fluenz Spanish
- Learn Spanish
- Online Spanish Course
- Practice Spanish Online
- Rosetta Stone
- Spanish Rules
- Synergy Spanish
- Study Spanish
- Web Spanish
The Spanish Resources Section has dictionaries, cognates, Peruvian slang and a vocabulary section. Here is a list of Peruvian Slang. Spanish Word of the Day sends you daily emails with Basic to Advanced Vocabulary. If you download Vuze, you can then get programmes like Michael Thomas Spanish and Learn Spanish Like Crazy.
If you're in Lima, you should have no problem finding a teacher to teach you other languages. You can try looking on the Expat Listserv through Expat Peru. Or try contacting one of the places below.
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