Spanish Language School in Cusco, Peru

photos of our Spanish school in Cusco, Peru
Ecela Cusco: Calle Abracitos #440 Phone: +(51) 984 917 707

ECELA Cusco

  • Historic Location Located just one block from the Inca monument Coricancha (sun temple) as well as the many restaurants and cafes surrounding Plaza de Armas.
  • Cultural Center Not only is Cusco the ancient capital of the Incas, it also serves as the most important area for Peru’s indigenous societies.
  • Flexible Options Start any week of the year and study from one week to four months. No charge to switch to another Ecela school.
  • Scheduled Activities Explore surrounding local archaeological sites, practice mountain sports like rafting or climbing, attend local folk music shows, and much more. View descriptions of Cusco activities and excursions.

Why Study Spanish in Cusco, Peru?

exterior of Ecela in Cusco

Cusco is one of the most important cities in Peru with around 400.000 people and offers many tourist attractions.

The most famous is Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Inca city can be reached by train and during the trip you can take in the beautiful Andean landscape. It can also be reached by hiking the Inca Trail.

Our school is located in the historic city center next to a quaint square, 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.



Ygor Zambrano, Director Ecela Cusco

Every day we discovered fantastic stories

Cusco’s rich cultural heritage is fascinating, and that’s what made me want to practice Spanish in that city.  Every day we discovered fantastic stories and we learned first-hand the cultural roots of the city’s inhabitants.  Without a doubt, it’s a place where you’ll find mysteries, natural beauty, and the charms of Cusco hospitality.

Furthermore, ECELA’s interactive classes made me want to return to Peru and make new friends while studying Spanish in a really interactive way.  ¡VIVA EL PERÚ!

by Fernanda C from Brazil

What goes on in this school is an unforgettable experience.

My experience at Ecela

When I walked into Ecela the first time, I was impressed by how friendly the people were.  I could participate in all of the activities even without being enrolled.  After a while, they convinced me to take classes, and it was worth it.

What goes on in this school is an unforgettable experience.  There are people from all over the world, from different cultures, and everything works so well.  I thought it was good that we used what we learned in class in the activities during the afternoon and at night.  That way, you learned things much more quickly. Especially those who were new to Ecela.  The school is truly a wonderful thing.

I’ll miss you my loves

by David K from Switzerland

We had an excellent time at ECELA Cusco

Hola, amigos! It’s Ina and Mima from Slovakia.  We had an excellent time at ECELA Spanish School in Cusco, Pero.  Before we arrived, Mima and I didn’t speak Spanish, but after two weeks we feel like we know more…We enjoyed the activities with Ygor (Activities coordinator for the Cusco school) and the classes with Alexis (Spanish Instructor at the School).  Mima will never forget her first pisco sour (haha) and I’ll never forget the first time I rode a horse!! Thanks for everything!! Besos, Ina and Mima, the Slovak girls, (Spanish students in Cusco, Peru, 2009)

by Ina & Mima from Slovakia

I’ll never forget ECELA or all of the friends I made there!!!

Thanks you for everything, ECELA! Studying in Cusco was such a great experience! I love the city, the people, Incan culture, and everything about Cusco! Everyone at ECELA was incredibly nice.  I think I learned a lot of Spanish, and I speak the language much better! My entire experience was incredible, and I’ll never forget ECELA or all of the friends I made there!!!

by Karla T from Brazil

I wanted to combine a spectacular vacation with my language studies.

After retiring, I decided to try and learn Spanish. I researched the available programs in Central and South America and found that Ecela was uniformly rated as excellent. I decided to attend Ecela’s school in Cusco because I wanted to combine a spectacular vacation with my language studies. I took introductory Spanish for three weeks in Cusco, combining my classes with tours of the city and the area’s many Incan archeological sites. It was an incredible! I received one-on-one instruction from Erik, who is the most patient, kind, supportive, and excellent teacher I can imagine. Every morning with Erik was a delight, and in the afternoons, Ecela arranged great adventures for me: horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, and touring. My accommodations at an apartment with other students were great, and I got to practice my nascent Spanish with my fellow students and our neighbors. All this at a very, very reasonable price.

by Kenneth H from Hawaii, USA

I will without doubt recommend the school to anyone!

My summer in Cusco was one of my most memorable vacations ever. I enjoyed staying in the beautiful city, getting to know both Peruvians and other international students. The teachers and staff in Ecela were very good and fun at the same time. I will without doubt recommend the school to anyone! Ecela put me together with a host family who was loving and caring. They helped me improve my spanish by talking with me every night. Going to Ecela in Cusco is really the best way studying Spanish!

by Marianne N from Norway

The professors were all so helpful and friendly. There was never a dull day.

My experiences at ECELA and in Cusco were amazing! The professors were all so helpful and friendly. There was never a dull day. I really learned a lot and improved my Spanish greatly. Cusco was the perfect place to learn Spanish and really experience the culture. It’s a wonderful city with a lot to offer. In addition, there are a ton of treks, archaeological sites, temples and adventures to attend. I will never forget the friendships and memories made. ECELA and Cusco gave me one of the best experiences of my life! I hope to return one day!

by Nicole K from USA

The professors were extremely friendly and welcoming and it felt like we were more of a family than just students and teachers.

My experience with ECELA Cuzco was much more than learning Spanish for a few hours a day. The professors were extremely friendly and welcoming and it felt like we were more of a family than just students and teachers. The staff were always telling us about some location that we had to visit, or even just grabbing some lunch or coffee with us after class to get to know their students better. The activities the school had planned were fun and also a great way to get to know Cuzco. I truly feel like I got the full experience by making ECELA my home. The classes were organized very well, creating what I think is an ideal learning experience. They were kept small and personal with few students, but a lot of fun! Classtime was never boring and always seemed to fly by. My time here was unforgettable and I plan on visiting the other ECELA locations throughout South America if they are at all like my school here, I know I will have a wonderful time.

by Tim D from USA

The nights I spent with them or with my school mates dancing Salsa or drinking Pisco Sour.

I’m Evelyne, a 23-years old girl from the swiss mountains, I stayed 3 weeks in Cusco. It was awesome. My teacher Erik, was really funny and we had a pretty good time togheter. I learned a lot in that short time. Not just grammar, also in talking i got a lot of practice. In the afternoon my schoolmates and I went on different trips: horsebackriding, cuatrimotos (ATV’s) or a visit at the Cusco market.
My homestay family was really nice. My peruvian brother and sister introduced me to their friends and treated me like a family member. The nights I spent with them or with my school mates dancing Salsa or drinking Pisco Sour.
Remembering the time I spent in Peru, in the ECELA and Cusco brings back unforgettable memories, which you cannot describe with words.

by Evelyne M from Switzerland

More about Ecela Cusco:

School Video & Map – Many images of the school, activities, plus student feedback.  At the bottom of the page you will find a streetmap of our location.

Activities & Excursions – Top out-of-class social & cultural activities plus our most selected video of Cusco tourism.

How to Pre-Book Your Spanish Program
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