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Narcos: Spanish in the prime-time (B1)

TV Series have become one the most important products in the entertainment industry. We “get hooked” by them for years and, eventually, we consider their characters to be part of our lives. In the past we brought some articles related to series to our blog on www.spanishviaskype.com: Game of Thrones, X-Files or Breaking Bad are [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:53+00:00 October 19th, 2016|B1, Spanish language, Spanish World|0 Comments

Remembering Cervantes 400 years after his death

2016 marks the fourth centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, known as the “father of the modern novel”. To commemorate this event, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport has presented an official program of activities that will take place throughout the year, both nationally and internationally. One of the most interesting [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:59+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Spanish language, This is Spain|0 Comments

SIELE: the first international certificate of universal Spanish

The Instituto Cervantes, the University of Salamanca (USAL) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have launched a new model for certification in Universal Spanish called the SIELE, International Assessment Service for the Spanish Language (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española). The SIELE exam is a system that assesses and certifies Spanish [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:59+00:00 April 6th, 2016|SIELE, Spanish language|0 Comments

Did you know?…

  We all  know Spanish language is so popular. Learning Spanish is a good choice, particularly because the US and Canada are in the same hemisphere and do business with many Latin American countries. In fact, as a romance language, Spanish can open the door to communicating with millions of other people who speak one [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:00+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Just Spanish, Spanish language, This is Spain|0 Comments

¿Español o castellano? (C1)

Muchos de nuestros estudiantes nos preguntan cuál es la manera correcta de referirse al idioma que están aprendiendo (¿español o castellano?), así que el post de hoy se lo dedicamos a ellos. Como regla básica: podemos utilizar los vocablos español y castellano indistintamente ya que son sinónimos, aunque es preferible usar la palabra "español" porque [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:02+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|C1, Spanish language, Students doubts about Spanish|0 Comments