to learn Spanish in Lima and Peru
Peruvian Spanish is known for having one of the “purest” dialects in all of Latin America. This is primarily because Peruvian Spanish does not aspirate or eliminate the “S” at the end of syllables, does not use the “vos” verb form, clearly distinguishes between “R” and “L” sounds, and employs both “seseo” and “yeismo” which makes it easier to listen and make Spanish sounds. In other words, Peruvian Spanish is very close to the Spanish you may have studied in a textbook.
Spanish is the official or national language of 21 countries, but each country or region has its own phonological, grammatical, and even lexical variations. That is to say, most countries have distinct accents and slang that even native Spanish speakers from other countries may have a hard time understanding (or even regard as unprofessional in certain situations). Because Peruvian Spanish is so neutral, learning Spanish in Peru will give you a neutral accent that will be easily understood anywhere you go.
All of our teachers are certified professionals in teaching Spanish as a
Foreign Language. They all come from top universities in Peru and
have completed 1 to 3 graduate degrees in teaching Spanish as a
Foreign Language. Additionally, all of our teachers are Certified Official
Examiners for the DELE international exam and hold official diplomas
from the prestigious Instituto Cervantes (Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and
Most Spanish language schools have crowded classes with an
average of 8-15 people–but not at Peruwayna. Our small group
classes have a maximum of 5 students per group, which provides
better focus for our students. Our strategy is to encourage maximum
interaction in the classroom between students and teachers, which
facilitates a deeper, more personalized, and more efficient language
Our country offers the chance to explore over 8000 thousand years
of civilization, and it is chock full of monuments that stand testament to
its ancient cultures and colonization. Peru was home to the first
civilization in the Americas, as well as the largest and most powerful
pre-Columbian empires. Machu Picchu may be Peru’s most popular
archeological site, but it’s certainly not the only jewel in Peru’s
beautiful archaeological crown. Fascinating ruins and colonial
architecture can be found all over Peru.
Drawing inspiration from dramatic ecological diversity and hundreds
of years of influence from Incan, Spanish, West African, Chinese, and
Japanese cultures, Peruvian cuisine is an explosion of wonderful,
unique flavors and textures. World Travel Awards (otherwise known as
the Oscars of travel) recognized Peru as the World’s Top Culinary
Destination from 2012 to 2016. You can find outstanding culinary
experiences all the way from tiny street stalls to some of the best
ranked restaurants in the world.
Peru extends from the coastal desert, over the soaring Andes mountain
range, and into the lush expanses of the Amazon rainforest. A single trip
is not enough to discover all the wonders of our country: Peru has 84 of
the 103 ecosystem types that exist on our planet, and 28 of the 32
climates, making Peru perhaps the most ecologically diverse country in
the world. Peru also hosts an enormous diversity of birds, mammals,
butterflies, amphibians, and insects, and Manu National Park
alone possess two of the most diverse flora and fauna forests in the
It’s always interesting to meet new people and new cultures, but
Peruvians make traveling an especially enjoyable experience.
Peruvians are always happy to welcome tourists to their proud nation.
With just a basic command of Spanish, you will never lack an
opportunity to chat with a local over a cool beer or a freshly squeezed
fruit juice (or frog juice, if you’re feeling adventurous). Peruvians also
love to dance, so be prepared to bust out some moves.
Lima is the bursting cultural capital of Peru, and buzzes with art,
dance, and nightlife. From ballet and traditional dance performances
at the National Theater to museums both big and small, there is
always something exciting to do. Spain’s old imperial capital of South
America, Lima has long been a melting pot of native American,
European, and Asian cultures, and today it is more cosmopolitan than
ever before. In particular, Lima is rediscovering the cultural richness of
Peru’s many regions, from the highlands to the jungle to the northern
and southern coasts, creating a modern capital city whose cultures
fuses together of all Peru’s unique identities.
At Peruwayna, our vision is to offer the highest quality education
possible at the best value so that everyone can learn Spanish and
appreciate our great country. As far as exploring the rest that Peru has
to offer, prices have remained a good value even as the national
economy continues to grow. From cheap backpacker hostels to
luxurious 5-star resorts, Peru offers tremendous value for every