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Extra resources to help you practise your Spanish. Hispanic culture in London and insights into the Hispanic world. We hope you enjoy our blogs.

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The Author of Don Quixote

Hispanic world

Spain celebrated National Day in October (Día de la Hispanidad) which commemorates the date that Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas for the first time: 12th October 1492. However, it is not only a festivity in Spain, but in many Latin American countries, which celebrate the Hispanic culture in the world. And this year this event is undoubtedly linked to the 400th anniversary of the death of the great Spanish writer Cervantes, author of Don Quixote. Whilst in England…


Spain’s Halloween Day

Hispanic world

No pumpkins, costumes or “trick or treat”, but chestnuts, flowers and sweets – many sweets!!! Spain is also celebrating its Halloween. But not the way the Americans do it. Spain’s celebration is the Christian version of the original Celtic festival.


Argentina Film Festival – 20th October

Hispanic London

South Social Meets Argentina 20 October-  The South Social Film Festival at The Cinema Museum presents Wild Tales, a black comedy anthology that looks at the darkest aspects of human behaviour. This award winning collection of 6 short Argentinian films was directed by Damián Szifrón and produced by Pedro Almodóvar. The evening begins with live music and the film is followed by a milonga (traditional Argentinian ballroom dancing). Traditional food is served throughout the evening. For more information and to book tickets please click here.


Spanish Politics – Still No End In Sight

Hispanic world

As some of you may have read, last November I wrote about the Spanish elections that were taking place in December 2015.  Fast forward 10 months and we still haven’t elected a president, but believe me, most Spaniards seem to be happier without one. Historically Spanish politics has been dominated by 2 main parties – the socialist PSOE  and the more conservative PP and since the early 80’s Spanish presidents have been elected from one of these parties. But since 15-M, a…


Let’s meet La Familia de Marcos

A1 (levels 1-3) Quizzes and games

Let’s meet Marcos and his family. And after you can do the interactive activities to practice. Vamos a conocer a Marcos y su familia. Y después puedes hacer las actividades interactivas para practicar. This Comic and the interactive activities are for Level 1 students (but level 2 and 3 students can play too). Este Comic y las actividades interactivas son para el Nivel 1 (pero estudiantes de los niveles 2 y 3 también pueden jugar). En esta presentación Marcos habla de su…