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Every Monday / all year round

Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm
(20 hours TOTAL / 4 hours a day)

One week = Five days




-> Smaller groups help us to deliver more personalized attention.


NOTE : This course provides a different program than that offered in our
Intensive Immersion Program, which you may wish to consider if you are looking to go deeper into the Spanish language.

Survival Spanish for travelers

(Total of 20 hours of small group classes)

This is a program created for rapidly learning survival Spanish in order to travel or live briefly in Peru or any other Spanish-speaking country. At the end of the course, students will be able to cope with basic everyday situations, ask and answer basic questions, and chat with the locals. 


A few examples of the typical questions and expressions students learn during this one week program are:


  • Where are you from?

  • How much are these ______?

  • How can I get to the cathedral?

  • Is the bus station near here?

  • I am looking for a bank, please.

  • Can you please give a discount?


Recommended for:

  • Individuals or groups of friends who want to quickly learn the basics of the language

  • Learning everyday, basic vocabulary

  • Learning common, everyday phrases to shop, walk around, travel, buy food, make reservations, etc.


This course includes:

  • Study materials (booklets + access to our new Online Campus)

  • Placement evaluation with our faculty upon arrival

  • Attendance Certificate

  • Peruwayna discounts card to local businesses

Program schedule and syllabus: 


Pronunciation, meeting people, shopping

  • Introducing oneself, Spanish greetings, asking/answering basic questions 

  • Countries, nationalities, and talking about where we come from

  • Discussing work, professions, and/or what we do

  • The alphabet, its pronunciation, and the sounds of Spanish

  • Learning numbers and using them to shop, pay, and go to the bank.

  • Travel situation roleplay: SHOPPING 


Eating, drinking, likes, dislikes, hobbies

  • Discussing one's own and other's preferences, likes, and dislikes

  • Discussing sports, activities, and hobbies

  • Learning useful vocabulary related to eating, food, and drinks

  • Learning about traditional foods from Peru and other countries

  • Learning restaurant commands and ordering food.

  • Travel situation roleplay: AT THE RESTAURANT

Describing things,people and emotions

  • Using the verbs ''Ser'' and ''Estar'' to describe things and people

  • Learning how to use the verb ''Tener'' and its idiomatic expressions

  • Describing physical states and emotions in Spanish 

  • Describing the human body and the use of possessive pronouns

  • Learning how to express and describe physical pain

  • Travel situation roleplay:  GOING TO THE DOCTOR


Travelling and getting around the city

  • Providing and following instructions and directions to get around

  • Talking about the locations of places, things and people

  • Needing, asking for, and finding places and things

  • Learning how to use the verb ''Haber''

  • Using the prepositions of place to locate things, people and places

  • Travel situation roleplay: BUYING TICKETS AND TAKING A BUS, TAXI, OR FLIGHT


Making reservations, travelling and socializing

  • Socializing in Spanish and meeting other people

  • The future tense: talking about the future and making travel plans

  • Travel in Peru and Latin America

  • Travel situation roleplay: MAKING A HOTEL RESERVATION

  • OPTIONAL CLASS TOPIC: upon group request and unanimous group decision (otherwise this time will be used for general review and consolidation)

Classes schedule for this program:

Skills focus for this program


Reading comprehension

Listening comprehension

Oral expression

Writing expression

Communicative and interaction skills




per group*

In an effort to keep our students and teachers safe during the pandemic, we have temporarily capped our small  groups at 3 people per class. Also, many class modules will take place outdoors in order to practice and apply your comunicative skills in real-life, hands-on situations while exploring Lima.




This voluntary safety policy for our Spanish school in Lima will remain in effect while Peru's state of sanitary emergency remains in place or until small group gatherings no longer pose a risk to our staff or teachers (for example, until an effective vaccine is widely available and most our students or teachers have been vaccinated).



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