Courses

Nativos knows that language is about living and our courses are designed to help you not only learn Spanish,  but also get out of the classroom and speak the language with real people. Our highly flexible, one-on-one  practical teaching method gets results and leaves students satisfied. Whether you want just a few lessons to help you get the most out of a volunteering placement, a refresher program to dust off your existing Spanish knowledge or a comprehensive course, we can help.

You will be partnered with two highly trained, native Spanish-speaking teachers: one who specializes in teaching grammar, and another who is an expert in delivering interesting, fun conversation lessons that will reinforce what you have learned. In this way you will be able to immerse yourself in the language & learn rapidly. At the same time you will learn about the history & culture of the Quechua people.

Your conversation lessons take place not in the school but out and about in Cusco: in markets, shops and museums where you can use your new language skills in real-life situations. These lessons will allow you to break down the barrier between theoretical learning and real communication, safe in the knowledge that your teacher is there to guide, explain and assist.

Course Details

Nativos offers three main options for learning Spanish:

These courses are flexible and can be adapted to fit the time and needs of each individual student.

Alternatively, for those who already know some Spanish, have commitments that they need to work around or have special requirements, we will tailor make a course of lessons especially for you:

We also offer Quechua language classes. Quechua is a native South American language, which is spoken by the indigenous people in and around Cusco. If you need to speak Quechua for reasons such as research, work, culture, volunteering, etc. we offer Quechua language classes as well:

All prices are in US Dollars. If you want you can also pay us in Peruvian Nuevo Soles, but we prefer US Dollars.

Course Structure

Here you find a detailed breakdown of the structure of our courses. The topics covered can be tailored to fit your existing knowledge and requirements:

Básico I

  1. Los artículos determinados e indeterminados
  2. El sustantivo género y número
  3. Los adjetivos
  4. Los demostrativos
  5. Ser, estar y haber

Básico II

  1. El presente indicativo
  2. Los verbos reflexivos y recíprocos
  3. Estructuras Básicas
  4. Las conjunciones básicas
  5. Los adverbios
  6. Las palabras indefinidas
An average student takes 10 days with four hours of classes per day to complete these two basic levels. This would allow you to ask questions and understand answers in Spanish.

Intermedio I

  1. El pretérito indefinido o Pasado Simple
  2. El imperfecto
  3. Contraste entre el pretérito indefinido y el imperfecto
  4. Los complementos del verbo
  5. El pretérito perfecto
  6. El artículo neutro
  7. Los comparativos

Intermedio II

  1. El pluscuamperfecto
  2. La voz pasiva personal e impersonal
  3. El modo imperativo
  4. El futuro
  5. El condicional
  6. Las preposiciones
An average student takes 15 days with four hours of classes per day to complete these two intermediate levels. At this stage you should be able to have conversations with local people.

Avanzado I

  1. El presente de subjuntivo
  2. El  imperfecto de subjuntivo
  3. El pretérito perfecto de subjuntivo
  4. El futuro perfecto del indicativo
  5. El condicional perfecto del indicativo

Avanzado II

  1. El pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo
  2. El si condicional
  3. Pronombres relativos
  4. Conjunciones avanzadas
  5. Perífrasis verbales
  6. Usos inusuales del infinitivo, participio y gerundio

Time Table

You have the option to choose the hours you prefer, morning or afternoon, we work from Monday to Friday; but if you want we could teach on weekends as well.

Starting times:

If you are taking individual classes you can start any day.

If you are taking group classes you can start any Monday.