Saludo oficial. Visita de Estado a Nueva Zelanda, Junio 2009 Desde el auge del enfoque comunicativo en la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras LE, el componente cultural ha cobrado gran importancia como parte de la competencia comunicativa. Así pues, los docentes de LE se han convertido en embajadores de estas dos realidades indisociables: lengua y cultura. […]
Where do the names of the colors in Spanish come from?
The topic of the colors has generated a lot of papers among anthropological and linguistic researchers, specially about the connection between language and perception: do we perceive better the tonal differences between those tones that have a name in our language? In this article we will not put the focus on the linguistic determinism, but, simply, in the origin of some color names in Spanish.
This Anglo-Saxon custom did not set foot on Spanish soil until 1948, when José “Pepín” Fernández, founder of the Preciados Galleries, introduced the exchange of flowers, chocolates or gifts between lovers. Galerías Preciados is a well-known department store of Spanish origin; the company was founded in 1943 and its first center was opened in Madrid in the busy street of Callao. During the 1960s…
“The Most Latin Super Bowl of All Time” Last week we were treated to a spectacle at the Super Bowl, the championship game of the professional “gridiron” football league in the USA. But the Súper Tazón encompasses more than just the 60 minutes the players spend brutalizing each other. The much-anticipated, extremely expensive commercials make […]
Q# What’s so special about the Cervantes Quality Seal? A# The Cervantes Institute, an international non-profit organization, is the most important authority on teaching the Spanish language. It’s the equivalent of the British Council, or the Alliance Française, regarding the standardisation of language-teaching. Being the only school in Hong Kong with certification from the Cervantes Institute, we […]
10 Most Common Mistakes in Spanish Writing June 13, 2019 Posted by: admin Category: General , 1 Comment (Scroll 👇 for Spanish) Those of us who share a love for languages, either Spanish or any other, we know that there are always difficulties when we are learning a new one. One of those discuss is […]