Sharing the world and words (I) (B1)

Spain is within a period of upheaval. Historical arguments about autonomy and Independence mark the current political discussions you can hear in the Congress, in a bar or at home. Cataluña (Catalunya in catalan language, Catalonia in English) has tried to get more competencies from the State, such as health services, economy, security corps… Nevertheless, [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:03+00:00 noviembre 18th, 2015|B1, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

Where does Catalan come from?

Last Sunday Catalonia held parliamentary elections (the two pro-secessionist parties won 47.8% of the vote, which means 72 of Catalonia’s 135 seats, and  52% of Catalans are content with the status quo) and over the last weeks some students have been asking us about their language: Catalan (“catalán” in Spanish and “català” in Catalan), so today we are [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:03+00:00 septiembre 30th, 2015|Spanish Language, This is Spain|Sin comentarios