Sergio Ramírez: 2017 Cervantes Prize awarded (B2)

Sergio Ramírez, Sandinista revolutionary, politician, journalist, novelist and Nicaraguan. This is the new Cervantes Prize winner’s profile, the most important Spanish literature award. The first Nicaraguan awarded ever, has opted for social commitment, questioning our reality and searching the historical models of literature and art in his works. “Cuando uno no es Quijote, se convierte [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:27:08+00:00 noviembre 22nd, 2017|B2, Pocket Grammar, Spanish World|Sin comentarios

World Book Day 2017 is coming (B2)

Next Sunday, April 23rd worldwide readers have a highlighted appointment on their calendar: El Día del Libro (The World Book Day). Since 1995, the UNESCO organizes this event to promote reading and publishing industry. How can you celebrate this day? Well, you can buy a rose and give it as a [...]

By | 2017-04-18T13:23:50+00:00 abril 19th, 2017|B2, Spanish World|Sin comentarios

Latest news: Cervantes was not Spanish-born! (A2)

The recient discovery of a very old document in an Italian village has shaken the foundations of Spanish language’s pride. According to a birth certificate found in the ruins of an ancient church, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the province of Siena. During the demolition of the temple, a worker [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 diciembre 28th, 2016|A2, Actualidad, Sin categoría, This is Spain|Sin comentarios

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 abril 27th, 2016|Spanish language, This is Spain|Sin comentarios

Happy World Book Day!

¡Feliz Día del Libro!  Today libraries and bookshops close at an unusual hour and there are lots of things to do during the day. In Catalonia, in the north east of Spain, men gave women roses, and women gave men a book to celebrate the occasion: “a rose for love and a book forever.” [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:17+00:00 abril 23rd, 2013|A1, This is Spain|Sin comentarios

¿Cuánta gente estudia español?

Más de 18 millones de personas estudian el idioma de Cervantes en todo el mundo, una cifra que crece cada año gracias a la importancia de una lengua que figura como el segundo idioma más empleado en comunicación internacional y el tercero con más presencia en Internet, además de ser una de las seis lenguas [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:18+00:00 diciembre 18th, 2012|Spanish Language|Sin comentarios