ECELA Spanish Schools Cusco in Cusco Throw off your daily routine to jump into the heart of Spanish immersion with ECELA. Learn Spanish in Santiago, the safest and most prosperous city in South America. The view of the Andes will inspire your Spanish learning.
Our Spanish language programs are designed to help you meet your Spanish goals in a short time through small groups, private classes, and complimentary tutoring.
Take a look at our special programs, ask us your questions, tell us your concerns, and come see us en vivo!
Our school is located in the historic city center next to a quaint town square with a beautiful fountain, and it is one block from the Inca archaeological monument Coricancha (sun temple), restaurants, bars, craft markets, museums, banks, hotels and the Plaza de Armas.
Our building, renovated in 1950, provides students with a comfortable and familiar environment. Learn more..
12 Spanish Levels
• All levels start every Monday, all year round
• 7 students maximum in each class
• Academic credit available
• Experienced professors
• Complimentary tutoring
Career Spanish terminology
Spanish & Anthropology
Spanish & Volunteer
Certificates and Diplomas
We give out certificates and diplomas to our students. We also offer DELE preparation and test-taking in certain school locations.
Ask one of our representatives about how to receive academic credit for your studies.
We have designed our own curriculum materials based on the recommendations of El Instituto Cervantes. All of our school locations use the same curriculum to make travel amongst them seamless.
Our professors use a variety of teaching methods to best teach each and every student. We at ECELA realize that no two people learn in the same way, so lessons and teaching strategies are varied to teach all Spanish learners.
Social and Cultural Activities
Cusco is one of the most important cities in Peru with around 400,000 people.
It is the capital of the Inca empire and offers many tourist attractions. The Plaza de Armas is the city center, and there you will find La Catedral (Cathedral) and the San Francisco Church. You can also visit the Temple of the Sun (Coricancha) and the White Christ, a statue of Jesus towering over the city.
In the area surrounding Cusco are the ruins of the Sacred Valley, architectural wonders that are not to be missed.
We have both a homestay program and a shared apartment program for our students.
Excursions and Visits
During the week you can explore the narrow streets and diverse museums and witness local cultural events. You can also try some delicious Peruvian cuisine!
On weekends you can visit the monuments and tourist attractions around Cusco. In the Sacred Valley lies the city of Pisaq and its craft market as well as the ruins of Chinchero and Ollantaytambo, examples of Incan urban planning. If you're an adventurous nature lover, you can take a trip to Manu National Park or Pongo de Mainique in the jungle.
Tip: Before you go to Machu Picchu, you should stay in and around Cusco for a few days. Being that both Cusco and Machu Picchu are at very high altitudes, your body will need some time to adjust. One remedy is to drink coca tea, a local drink.