Ratings and Comments for Wiracocha Spanish School
Student ratings for Wiracocha Spanish School
Evaluation from Gary:
Io Ho studiato lo Spagnolo a cinque settimane in queste tempo Io ho imparato mólto, io penso che questa é una scuola eccellente. Gary
Evaluation from margot:
I studied at Wiracocha Spanish school the past February it was a great experience they have excellent teachers I took the begginner course but now I am planning to return in December to study more and visit my Peruvian friends. Margot California, U.S.A.
Evaluation from linnita:
I have taken classes during 5 weeks at wiracocha school. The school is beautifully situated and in the center of charming cusco. The classes are cheap and the staff is very friendly. Because the school is small, it feels like spending time with a family. The classes are well structured and fun. There are a lot of exercises to practise the grammar learned. I can highly recommend this school!
Evaluation from Dardi:
Ich habe waehrend 5 Wochen bei Wiracocha Spanisch gelernt. Obwohl ich schon gute Kenntnisse hatte, konnten mir die Lehrer viel Stoff vermitteln (Vorbereitung fuer DELE). Ich habe mehere Schulen verglichen, und diese hat preislich am Besten abgeschnitten. Diefamiliaere Atmosphaere in der Schule ist wohl kaum zu uebertreffen.
Evaluation from Mathias:
Anja, Österreich Vielen Dank für alles! Als ich vor einem Monat ankam konnte ich kaum ein Wort auf Spanisch, geschweige den einen Satz bilden ...... ich hatte sehr gute Lehrer, die mir in einer sehr schönen Umgebung die Sprache und auch die Kultur Perus näher brachten. Jetzt kann meine Reise in Südamerika losgehen und ich kann die Menschen hier verstehen und mit ihnen sprechen! Muchas gracias!
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Evaluation from THAXTERC:
The teachers and administrators are very friendly and helpful (extremely) but unfortunately the standard is low. They advertised that they offer different subject areas such as medicine, business but unfortunately, this is not true! There is no organized program or text. Each teacher does whatever he or she feels like doing without even being aware of the students' level, interest etc. I went to 2 schools in Cusco - this one and Maximo nivel. Maximo is far superior!!!!
Evaluation from bjperu:
Wiracocha is a fine Spanish school, if a little expensive in comparison to some other Cusco schools. Most of the teachers are good and make the lessons enjoyable. However, the administration (owner) pays the teachers a meager sum and keeps the majority for herself. This is in the range of 25% going to the teacher, and 75% going to the owner (an unjust percentage by any standard!). Also, if you stay with a host family arranged by the school, beware the house owner Gloria (last name withheld for privacy). Myself and 3 other students were treated with disrespect and lack of privacy in her house. Myself and a previous student also had money disputes with her upon leaving. Food at her house is sub-standard and questionably healthy. Expect to be taken advantage of (financially) in various respects... if you deal with Gloria on the side with any financial matters, ensure that everything is clear, in writing, in advance. Of course, accomodation will vary from house to house, but other students reported far more favorable experiences.
Evaluation from katelp5d:
The school is OK is you are a beginner and you want cheap. The teachers do not have degrees in second language acquisition. If you are intermediate/advanced speaker they won't know what to do with you. Also, they are pretty disorganized, they were never able to keep track of the number of hours I studied. Keep track of it yourself..or you will be overcharged.
Evaluation from frontman:
The stay I had in Cusco with Wiracocha School was awesome. I learnt a lot of Spanish and enjoyed the beauty of the city. It a great place to go out and travel on weekends by bus to other places. The school itself offers a lot of entertainment and all kind of courses from beginner to experts. Also the ancient Inca language Quechua. I was accomondate in a great atmosphere and the school was centrally located. I can definitly recommend this place!
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Evaluation from mokey:
I planned a 2 month trip to Peru with the purpose of getting to know the culture and really gaining a fluency in the Spanish language, of which I already had studied for years. Although this is one of the more inexpensive schools you find online, it is still a RIP OFF. They truly overcharge for their accommodations. I was set up with a Peruvian family, or I should say an old woman who lives alone with a maid. she was never around, and never wanted to talk. My bed was a completely worn out piece of foam with dirty sheets from the last student who stayed there. She would not wash the sheets and the school did nothing to intervene. My host 'family' did not provide the promised 3 meals a day. I got no Spanish practice at home because I was always alone. There was no television so I couldn't even watch anything in spanish. at $100 per week, you might expect a bit better. I eventually found other accomodations wich were much more comfortable friendly and affordable. About $150 per month. Its very easy to find inexpensive accommodations in Peru upon arrival, but if you go through the school, they will charge the most and give you the least. Also, the school was awful! They didn't use books or any sort of curriculum. you just spent a few hours with a native speaker who is obviously under trained in teaching and unorganized. I would REALLY discourage anyone from choosing this program. It was a really bad experience for me. It cost a lot of money, and I learned the most when I finally quit my classes and went traveling on my own. PLEASE do not chose this school, the facilities are poor, there is only 2 student computers that are always in use or broken down. This is a money making scheme for the people who set up the school, and it does not provide a good education.
Evaluation from mata7777:
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Evaluation from Bernard:
I recommend Wiracocha School, teachers are great, and everybody are really friendly. I met many friends, play soccer, hike mountains and much more. Cool school!
Evaluation from Maggie12:
I studied at Wiracocha just two weeks ago, and it was really awesome! All my teachers were nice and very helpfull. I had a lot of fun with the activities that they have here, there are not many, but are worth it!. The director is really friendly and is always there to give you a hand with anything you want. What I like the most, is that the school is located near the center of the city, just two block from the Main Square and so after classes, you can have plenty of time to visit all the center. All the people here is really nice and friendly, the school itself is quite small but makes you feel very comfortable and at home. I took some group classes and in my classroom were only 4 which is great, because you can still have direct contact with your teacher. And also I stayed with a family, they were also amazing, they make me part of them really fast and we enyojed the weekend going to different places and they make me felt like I was a one more daughter of them. The food was really good and tasty and my bedroom as well as all the house was clean and nice. I will definetely come back to this school soon and I will also stay again with the same family.
Evaluation from JJL:
It was great there because the teachers were really friendly and the lessons were fun. Apart from the grammar stuff, you also go to the city centre and experience the town. You also learn much about Peruvian history and culture. I would recommend this school!
Evaluation from clauds0201:
My 3.5 weeks Spanish course at the Wiracocha Spanish school in Cusco and it was a fantastic experience. My knowledge of Spanish was properly assessed and I was given the right class and support. In my case that meant (as I was between levels) for the same price as quoted for group classes I was given individual lessons rather than stuck in a group . The school offers various courses, 4 hours of classes followed by 2 hours of informal/ immersion worked really well for me. Lessons started on time and are the advertised length. My teachers were fantastic and I have made great progress. Lessons can be flexible and my teachers certainly adopted to what was the best way to learn for me! The school is in a good, central and safe area, organised everything from pick up from the airport, staying with a host family and were also able to offer preferential rates in a near by lovely hotel. There is a visiting small, lovely tour operator who was incredibly helpful in organising individual and group tours. Cusco is a great city as a base to learn spanish and explore the great surroundings. It's busy enough, but a lot safer and less stressful than Lima.