Classes

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Spanish

Have a look at our different Spanish courses.

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Quechua

Have a look at our different Quechua courses.

Specific language courses

Learn the language while learning a specific craft.

Language for volunteering

Learn a language engaged in a volunteering mission.

We are very proud of the quality of our teaching staff – We make sure that each professor has been trained to the best teaching techniques in language instruction. Our classes focus on communication in real situations, face to face interactions, supported by audiovisual and web-based media. We pursue the general acquisition and integration of language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Spanish Classes

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Standard courses

Develop your oral and written skills in a dynamic class environment. Up to 10 students per group. 20h/week

Refreshment course

This course is designed for students who have previously studied Spanish but are now out of practice. It is a tailor-made course that improves and updates your knowledge. 10h/week

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Private courses (one-on-one)

Specially designed course adapted to the necessities of each student, guaranteeing a speedest progress. Unlimited hours + flexible schedule

Survival Spanish

Ideal for students who have very little knowledge of Spanish, and little time to learn it. The classes are centered around practical situations (hotels, asking direcction, restaurant orders, clinics …).  20h/week

Academic programs

For university groups : exclusive Spanish classes according to the university requirements. We will prepare it specifically with each program coordinator for the entire duration of the course.

Culture and literature courses

Very flexible Spanish courses relating to regional History, Anthropology and Literature, with an emphasis on grammar and vocabulary (method known as “CLIL”, Content and Language Integrated Learning). 10h/week

Professional focus courses

Spanish for business, medicine, tourism, volunteering and more. Become more assertive in meetings, telephone conversations, interviews, official functions, non-verbal communication … 30h of spanish class + 10h for professional area

DELE preparation course

Offered for individuals who are preparing the “Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera”, delivered by the Spanish Ministry of Education. You will work from simulations with actual exam material. 30h of Spanish class + 10h of exam preparation

Quechua Classes

Quechua was the language of the Incas, and is still spoken by the indigenous populations of the Andes. Today, only in Peru, an estimated 10 million people speak Quechua as a first language, and it is also spoken in Bolivia and parts of Ecuador.

In order to take Quechua classes, it is indispensable to have at least an intermediate level of Spanish, as all the grammatical specificities are explained in Spanish. 

If you chose to be housed in a homestay, you will be staying in families who have Quechua-speaking members. You will be able to share the life of those families where you will be able to practice your linguistic skills.

Intensive group Quechua classes

Learn the language in a very interactive way, emphasizing its cultural richness. At the end of the course, you will be able to speak and write, and you will be delivered a certification by Centro Tinku.
2h/week for 6 weeks – 3 times a year

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Intensive Quechua Summer

This course is co-organized between U. Michigan and Centro Tinku. You have thus the possibility of receiving U. Michigan credit. For further information, we invite you to download the following documents.

 

Language for activities

LANGUAGE AND CRAFT

Learn the techniques of the Incas, transmitted for generations since pre-colonial times. After a period of intensive language in our Center, you’ll learn the art of pottery or weaving taught by local experts.

Spanish and ceramics

Learn Spanish at our Center and at a potter’s workshop where ceramics is taught in Spanish. At the end of the course, you’ll be able to complete your own piece of art !

Week 1: 20h of standard Spanish
Week 2: 10h of standard to technical Spanish + 10h of ceramic
Week 3: 20h of ceramics

Spanish and weaving

Learn Spanish while discovering the ancient Andean techniques in small weaving communities. At the end of the course, you’ll be able to complete your own piece of weaving !

Week 1 in Cusco: 20h of standard Spanish
Week 2 in Cusco: 10h of standard to technical Spanish + trip to the weaving museum
Week 3 in Chinchero*: 20h of textiles classes in one of the women’s weaver’s house
*Association “Loraypo” in Chinchero, a historic Inca village thirty minutes away from Cusco.

LANGUAGE FOR COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS

Undergo the experience of a lifetime: Total cultural immersion experience in a native community.

After a period of intensive language in our Center, you will be living with a community, either Quechua-speaking or Spanish-speaking, according to the language of instruction you chose.

Language and rural homestay on Lake Titicaca

You will be placed in a fishing and/or farming village on the shore or on an island of the highest lake in the world.

Week 1 and 2: Intensive Spanish or Quechua in Cusco. Accommodations in homestay, hotel or apartment.
Week 3: Trip to Titicaca, visit of historic sites on the way. Homestay in an indigenous family and participation in the daily life of the community.

Spanish and ecology in the amazon rainforest

You will travel to the Amazonian basin, and experience the unique biodiversity of the largest remaining rain forest in the world.

Week 1 and 2: Intensive Spanish or Quechua in Cusco. Accommodations in homestay, hotel or apartment.
Week 3: Trip to the national park of Manu. Camping in the rain forest, and ecologically orientated treks.

Language and rural homestay in the Andean Highlands

You will be placed in a herding and/or farming village located in the folds of the mighty Andes.

Week 1 and 2: Intensive Spanish or Quechua in Cusco. Accommodations in homestay, hotel or apartment.
Week 3: Trip to the mountains. Homestay in an indigenous family and participation in the daily life of the community.

Language for volunteering

In most of the service activities we offer, the ability to communicate in the local language is essential. In case you could feel a bit limited by your Spanish, we can provide a combined stay, where you will receive 3 hours of Spanish 5 times a week, for 4 weeks, for a total of 60 hours.

The classes will focus on direct communication skills and will thus consist in conversation, grammar and/or literature, according to the students’ needs. As far as volunteering is concerned, please refer to our Volunteer page (button below) to select the volunteering options we offer.

 

Volunteers who decided to work in a Quechua speaking community will be offered our 4-week Beginner’s Quechua course, previous to starting the volunteering program. Optionally, you can also select our volunteer and language program that will provide language instruction throughout your period of volunteering.

 

GET AN IDEA

Call us at  +51 970 900 122 or Email us at programas@centrotinku.com