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CENTRO TINKU

 

CUSCO, PERU

 

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CENTRO TINKU

Located at the tropic of Capricorn, and stretching from the Pacific coast to the Amazonian forest and the Andes Mountains, Peru is one of the places on the planet with the greatest natural diversity: its many ecological zones boast thousands of species of plants and animals. But it is also one of the countries in the world with the richest cultural heritage, having produced an array of highly developed cultures, the most famous of which being the Incas, builders of Machu Picchu.

Nowadays, the Quechua Indians, descendents of the Incas, can be found in and around the Andean city of Cusco, where they practice many crafts and techniques inherited from their ancestors.

Centro Tinku is located in the heart of Cusco at 3,450 m (11, 300 ft) above sea level. Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, later lived under Spanish colonial rule for 300 years. Its streets and buildings betray this dual heritage.

Centro Tinku promotes cultural exchanges through the diffusion of knowledge about Andean traditional cultures and languages (tinku means encounter in Quechua).

This cultural encounter is achieved through the elaboration of specifically designed programs (study abroad programs, languages programs, cultural programs, etc.) that respond to the special needs of individuals, universities and other interested institutions.

 

Centro Tinku is proud of the quality and experience of its teaching staff. Our professors have been trained in the best teaching techniques in language instruction while at the same time they are attuned to the particular necessities and requirements of individual students.

The methodology used in our language courses focuses on communication in real situations, centering on face to face interactions, supported by audiovisual and web-based media.

Our programs are designed for the acquisition, build up and integration of language skills(listening, speaking, reading and writing) while stressing the specific needs of each student.

In addition, we can arrange courses in Latin American literature taught in Spanish by Centro Tinku’s professional staff and also courses in Oral Literature taught by local linguists and anthropologists.

SPANISH

Spanish is one of the most widely used languages in the world. It is the most commonly spoken in the Americas and its popularity has been steadily increasing. Inherited from the Spanish conquistadors who came to this continent in the 16th century, it is also the vehicle of rich iterary traditions in Latin America. For many, Spanish is the language of the future and an essential tool of communication.

QUECHUA

Quechua was the language of the Incas and is still spoken by the indigenous populations of the Andes. Today, only in Peru, an estimated 5 million people speak Quechua as their first language. Quechua is also spoken in Bolivia and parts of Ecuador.

Its origin is unknown and its lexical basis and linguistic structure unlike any Indo-European language. It is exceptionally suited for poetry and songs, and possesses a wonderful melody and rhythm.

 

 

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