Tag: Spanish

First National Spanish Bee Crowned

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Victorious JuarezEvelyn Juárez, a seventh-grader from host-state New Mexico, made history by winning America's first National Spanish Spelling Bee this weekend. She won by correctly spelling the word bizantinismo, which means excess luxury.Juárez was locked in a mesmerizing, hour-long duel with runner-up, Germán Rojero, at the final stage of the competition before taking the title, when Rojero...

Spanish con Leche – Livemocha ACTIVE SPANISH

Spanish con Leche Livemocha ACTIVE SPANISH Online Subscription (plus 4 handy books) Merriam Webster, HarperCollins, 2011Merriam-Webster, America’s leading dictionary publisher, has teamed up with Livemocha — the world’s largest online language penpal community — and HarperCollins, the UK-based dictionary and language learning publisher, to launch a new type of language learning program. Livemocha Active Courses incorporate a social dimension to the language learning process with a six-month membership...

Spanish on a Global Scale

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Language Magazine journeys to the places around the globe where Spanish can best be learned There are as many reasons to learn Spanish as there are places to learn it: Spanish is spoken by at least an estimated 350 million people around the world and is currently the 4th most commonly spoken language worldwide. Geographically, a large number of countries speak...

Audio Gil Spanish Institute

Audio Gil Spanish Institute focuses on the planning and development of Spanish for Foreigners for all levels and stands out for its teaching quality and the professionalism of its personnel. Their main activity is to spread Spanish culture and encourage international relationships.It is located in the heart of Castellón, a lively town in the north of the Valencian Community,...

Peru

Peru, known for Machu Picchu and the Incan Empire, is home to 28 million people. With an extensive history, Peru is covered with archeological sites. Not only can visitors marvel at the monumental architecture, but they can also immerse themselves in the traditional Incan customs and activities. For example, travelers can participate in the Llama Trek in Huaraz, the...

Colombia

Colombia, at the northwestern tip of South America, has the third largest Spanish-speaking population in the world after Mexico and Spain. It is ethnically diverse, and the interaction between descendants of the original native inhabitants, Spanish colonists, African slaves and twentieth-century immigrants from Europe and the Middle East has produced a rich cultural heritage. This has also been influenced...

Cataluña

Barcelona Along Spain’s northeasterly coast lies Cataluña, the region that, perhaps somewhat unfairly, lays claim to both the urban center of Barcelona and the Costa Brava, or “wild coast,” with its rocky coves and turquoise Mediterranean vistas. The autonomous region is also the birthplace of surrealist icon Salvador Dalí and located just outside Barcelona is the museum that honors...

Instituto Andalusí de Español in Málaga Costa del Sol

Our school opened in 2002 and offers spanish courses for people from different countries. We offer Intensive Courses for adults and children but also preparation courses for the D.E.L.E. exam and business Spanish. The school is situated in a very quiet area near the sea and therefore it is possible to hold classes in the garden. In the schools garden...

Argentina

With more than 330 million native speakers around the world, the ability to speak Spanish has become imperative. More than 50 million people speak Spanish as their second language, and each year this number is increasing. Not only is Spanish taught in local high schools and universities, but more students are traveling around the world to fully immerse themselves...