Monthly Archives: January 2013

The year of the Spanish language and the RAE (Royal Spanish Academy)

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This year will be the tricentenary of the Real Academia Española – RAE (Royal Spanish Academy), since its foundation in 1713.  There will be a commemorative presentation which will include paintings, portraits, engraved pieces, valuable bibliography, furniture, graphic documentaries, newspapers and other objects, in order to get a better understanding of our history and the icons of our language, its speakers, the Academy and the citizens in every historic moment.

This presentation is targetted to public of all-ages and conditions, since the history of the language and the RAE’s is also its speakers’ history.

Read the original text in Spanish here: El año de la lengua española y de la RAE (retrieved January 22, 2013 from http://www.revistadearte.com).

Demand of Spanish teachers in China and Brazil

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Some good news for those Spanish teachers willing to immigrate to other countries.  There is a growing interest in learning Spanish in China and Brazil, so there is higher demand of Spanish teachers.  The number of Chinese university students learning Spanish has increased from 1,500  in the year 2000 to 25,000 these days.  In India, there are 4,250 students registered to learn Spanish, which is the triple of six years ago.  Also, in Brazil, there is need of about 20,000 of Spanish teachers.  All this data was presented in the yearly report “El español en el mundo 2012” (“The Spanish in the world 2012”) by the Cervantes Institute.

Read the full news and practice your written comprehension visiting this link:  “Se busca profesor de español en China y Brazil: razón, el Instituto Cervantes” (“Spanish teacher wanted in China and Brazil: details from the Cervantes Institute”).