/Tag: Cervantes

FAQ: What are the news about Spanish?

Last week, the 8th International Congress of the Spanish Language was celebrated in Cordoba (Argentina). This is a forum where linguistic experts, writers, artists, institutions and other personalities gather together every three years in a different Spanish-speaking country. They discuss about the state and the future of the Spanish language [...]

By |2019-03-30T23:54:16+01:00abril 3rd, 2019|Actualidad, FAQ, Spanish World|Sin comentarios

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+01:00noviembre 22nd, 2017|B2, Pocket Grammar, Spanish World|2 Comments

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+01:00diciembre 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+01:00abril 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+01:00abril 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+01:00diciembre 18th, 2012|Spanish Language|Sin comentarios