Tag: Spain

FEDELE Launches Virtual Escape Room, Raffles off Trips to Spain

The Federation of Spanish Language Schools (FEDELE) has launched a Virtual Escape Room and will raffle off eight 14-day all-inclusive trips to Spain to players who successfully "break out." In the escape room, players are tasked with helping Álvaro Berdión unravel a centuries-old mystery. They learn about works of art, great literary works, the Spanish language, and numerous Spanish locations. With...

FEDELE to Host Digital Event for Teachers and Language Agents May 12

The Federation of Spanish Schools as a Foreign Language (FEDELE) has announced that it will host a digital event on May 12 showcasing all Spain has to offer American teachers and language agents. The event will feature free and open didactic sessions with lectures by K2 Internacional Escuela de Español and Vamos Escuela de Español. All participants will receive...

Mexico and Spain to Promote Spanish in U.S.

The Instituto Cervantes and the Mexican government’s Cultural Diplomacy unit have begun collaborative activities for the international promotion of Spanish and its culture in 2021, following last month’s signing via videoconference of an action protocol between the two organizations. In the agreement, they committed to developing joint actions on the Spanish language (and the culture created through it) in countries...

Aggressive Language Tweets Rise in Spanish Lockdown

Word map showing frequency of Spanish words in tweets
Study of Twitter language reveals antipathy to Spanish governmental decisions Aggressive language on Twitter in Spain has grown during the lockdown, according to a study conducted by researchers from Valencia’s Polytechnic University (UPV), based on over 5,000 tweeted reactions to government announcements on the coronavirus. The study also found that Spaniards want less hierarchical distance, more flexible decision making, and more...

Alternativas – Spanish Study Abroad

Instituto Superior de Español (Ecuador) At Instituto Superior de Español (ISE), they believe passionately that to learn Spanish it’s not enough to simply attend classes. For more than 31 years, they have been teaching people of all ages and running a school unlike any other—one which offers Spanish immersion programs so people from all over the world can enjoy every...

Spanish ‘More Important than Ever’

According to the latest estimations of Spain’s Instituto Cervantes, there are now more than 577 million Spanish speakers (7.6% of the global population) in the world—five million more than last year’s estimate. It is in the U.S. that the language is growing fastest, said the academic director of the Instituto Cervantes, Richard Bueno Hudson, at the opening of a recent...

Should Spain’s Constitution be Gender Neutral?

Spain’s new socialist government has upset the Real Academia Española (RAE), the Spanish language’s official guardian, by asking it to see if Spain’s Constitution could become more gender neutral. Specifically, the government is seeking to replace the prevalent masculine plural (eg. señores) with both the masculine and feminine versions (señores y señoras). The row erupted after Spain’s deputy prime minister...

Become a Spanish Student Ambassador

Students can now apply to be the representative of Spain and the campaign Study in Spain (SiS) in their university for the next round of the Student Ambassador Program. The program aims to strengthen relations and the image of Spain in higher learning institutions across the U.S. through various promotional activities conducted by the SiS Student Ambassadors in their universities,...

The Right to Multiple Identities

Editorial by Dan Ward The constitutional crisis in Spain’s autonomous region of Cataluña highlights the new reality of identification in our globalized world. Although many Catalans consider themselves to be both Catalan and Spanish, speak both languages, and enjoy customs of both cultures, they are being forced by intransigent politicians to choose between them, as if one precludes the other. Of...

Catalan Publisher Leaves Amid Uncertainty

As uncertainty and anxiety over secession grip Spain’s autonomous region of Cataluña, publishing giant Planeta, the world's leading Spanish-language publisher and second biggest publisher in France, has moved its official address out of the region’s capital, Barcelona, to Madrid. According to an official statement, the decision to move the publisher’s registered address was taken to “protect the interests of shareholders,...
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