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10 Facts about the Spanish Language Boom

At this point, we all know that the Spanish language is on the rise and it looks like its future is bright… and we’re not just saying it because we teach Spanish! We’re saying it because it’s true: Spanish is a language that is being spoken more and more every day. As proof, take a look at these facts. They’ll leave you stunned!

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The Origin and Rise of Spanish Tapas

Spanish tapas were invented by Alfonso XIII, or at least that’s how the legend goes. According to the story, the king stopped at an inn (Ventorrillo de Chato) in Cadiz to rest on one of his trips. While there he asked for a glass of wine, but the window of the restaurant was open and sand and dust were blowing in.
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Live the #VeranoEnforex and win a GoPro

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Siele: Moving Toward a Spanish TOEFL?

In recent news, during a visit by the King and Queen of Spain to Mexico, various institutions, including the Universidad Autónoma of Mexico, the Instituto Cervantes and the Universidad de Salamanca, signed a collaboration agreement with the objective of creating an electronic accreditation system to evaluate students’ level of Spanish lasting two years.

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Instagram in Spanish

You probably already have an Instagram account and you must know that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. So it should come as no surprise that the photo and video social network has announced with great fanfare that it has created an account for its Spanish-speaking followers.
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Coppola in Spanish

Today we’ve found out that the famous and brilliant film director Francis Ford Coppola has been honored with the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts. Could it have something to do with the fact that so many Spaniards are fans of his films? Maybe. Some of film’s most memorable lines come from this director’s movies.

Curious to know what they are? Want to know how these favorite quotes from Don Vito Corleone and Dracula sound in Spanish? Take a look below.

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The 5 most important books written in Spanish

Some of the world’s greatest literary achievements are Spanish language works. These works have transcended borders allowing students who speak just about any language to be able to enjoy the inspired letters. Below is a quick look at the 5 best books by authors who wrote in Spanish.

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Bilingualism in the United States in figures

Some people think that Spanish could become the most spoken language in the United States, others think that it is no big deal; but everything points towards the fact that our language is really important in this country. And because figures are worth a thousand words, here are some of the most eye-catching ones about Spanish in the United States.

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Phrases which only a Spanish grandmother would say

The richness of Spanish vocabulary and its great historical tradition have caused many popular expressions to fall into disuse. However, their popularity means that they are taught in practically every school and language center the world over.

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The Faces of Cervantes

The Spanish cultural world is abuzz after news has broken of the recent discovery of Don Quijote author Miguel de Cervantes’ (1547 – 1616) remains. Now that we are almost completely sure that the bones found in San Ildefonso Convent belong to the writer, we may get a curious first peak at his physical appearance; a first because no reliable painting exists of his face.
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