About us

Welcome to ACUPARI!

Our German-Peruvian cultural association, was founded in Cusco in 1990 as a non-profit organisation.

But what is so special about this cultural institute right in the historical centre of Cusco?


The language school...

at ACUPARI you will not meet a big crowd of Spanish students from all over the world. Instead, you are going to meet many young Peruvians studying German with us. They mostly work in tourism and are very interested in the cultural exchange with people from abroad.


The atmosphere...

if you are feeling comfortable, learning is easy. At ACUPARI, you will study in a beautiful colonial building, in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Our teachers care for the needs of every individual student. Chatting in the coffee break, going on our unforgettable day trips, dancing salsa, visiting cultural events in Cusco, you will never get bored, and you will always find someone to answer your questions or help you with small or big problems.


The official framework...

ACUPARI is a partner institution of the Goethe-Institute, officially licensed to conduct German examinations. For many years ACUPARI has been a member of the Tandem Fundazioa in Spain. It is recommended by the German Embassy in Lima and the German foreign ministry. The German honorary consul, Maria Jürgens de Hermoza, and the Austrian honorary consul are part of our team. Thanks to their long experience in dealing with consular matters, international projects and intercultural cooperation, you will always find someone competent and trustworthy to talk to.



of course, it takes two to Tandem!

Tandem is a conversation method in which two students, that have different maternal languages, help each other mutually to learn the other’s native language. One of our Peruvian language students will be your Tandem partner and help you to speak Spanish and feel at home in Cusco.


Cultural events...

whether organised in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute, at our own initiative or working hand in hand with Peruvian Institutions or artists – the impact of cultural events is unfortunately often rather short lived. That is why we have taken on a special challenge, our...


Children's Book Project

Since 2006, ACUPARI has supported small schools in remote Andean villages, lacking in visual and written materials. Our project „Books for 70 schools“ helps children in the countryside to improve their reading skills. Even more, it motivates local storytellers to write down their stories. At the moment, we are preparing the publication of our fourth Spanish-Quechua storybook for children. The project is financed through donations and the contributions of our language students.



ACUPARI has its own library. Next to an extensive collection of books and magazines in Spanish and German, we also offer interesting travel information on Peru, which you can borrow.

Our language courses Spanish and Quechua

DELE Preparation Course
DELE means “Diploma del Español como Lengua Extranjera”. In ACUPARI we offer preparation courses for the DELE exams in one-to-one lessons.
Quechua Taster Course
Your taster course to get to know one of Peru’s indigenous languages! Learn easy basic Quechua in Cusco. just a few words in Quechua is sure to put a friendly smile on local people’s faces.
Spanish Intensive Course + 6
Even more Spanish courses in Cusco! On top of morning classes, choose your own afternoon schedule in our Spanish Intensive Course + 6.
Spanish Intensive Course
Our Peruvian teachers are trained to respond to individual needs in order to improve your spanish efficiently. Practice with a Peruvian Tandem partner, meet Peruvian and international students in our Language School.
Spanish while travelling
Spanish crash course in Cusco. One-to-one private lessons or together with your partner or friend. Learn basic and useful spanish for everyday conversations in Cusco.
Language School in Cusco Peru
Cusco Blog
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