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Learn Quechua in Peru

In Peru, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating Peruvian culture on one of our intensive Quechua Language Courses. Quechua is an official language in Peru where Quechua and Spanish are now heavily intermixed, with many hundreds of Spanish cognates in Quechua.

Volunteer learning Quechua travels to Machu Picchu in PeruYou can learn Quechua in Peru through Projects Abroad on an intensive Language Project, where you will receive an average of 15 hours of tuition each week. With accommodation in Cuzco in the home of a local family, you'll learn quickly and can practice what you've learned with your hosts each day. Lessons are with a qualified language teacher, are tailored to your personal level, and can be adapted to your interests.

After your lessons you will have plenty of time to complete your homework and explore the city and surrounds with other volunteers. 

Projects Abroad offers many other projects in Peru including Care, Teaching, and a variety of others. Spending some time studying Quechua would be very useful if you then choose to continue on another volunteer project. You could put your new language skills to use in a real work environment and interact more with your local colleagues.

Alternatively you can undertake a shorter 14-hour or 30-hour course in Quechua which runs alongside your main volunteer project. If you are planning to spend at least twelve weeks in Bolivia or Peru you can also choose to take a 60-hour course that will run alongside your main project. For more information please visit our Language Add-ons page. Please note that Language Courses in Peru cannot be combined with the Conservation Project.

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