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The Future of Spanish Teaching

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What do you think the future of Spanish teaching looks like? Join the discussion as Javier Muñoz-Basols, Elisa Gironzetti and Manel Lacorte present their Handbook of Spanish Language Teaching, a 700-pages handbook that provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account of the main methodologies, contexts and resources in Spanish Language Teaching. The book launch and discussion will take place at the Instituto Cervantes next Friday, 29th of March at 7pm. It promises to be a “fiesta” for Spanish speakers and those who…

Dar la lata – Misunderstood Expression of the Week

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The word ‘lata’ has two very different meanings in Spanish. The first one is can (the metal container in which food and drinks can be kept). This is the most common meaning and the one that most people know about. However, colloquially, “lata” also means ‘something that causes distaste and disgust‘. This is why, although “dar la lata” can be translated literally as ‘to give the can‘, the actual meaning of this misunderstood expression is ‘to bother or inconvenience someone‘.…

Calçotada dinner at Ibérica Canary Wharf

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The Calçotada is a food festival that revolves around eating calçots (giant spring onions) and drinking wine from porrones (carafes). It is typical in the area of Catalonia and is celebrated every year towards the end of winter/beginning of spring. Calçots are very difficult to find outside Catalonia, so it is practically impossible to enjoy a good calçotada in London… until now! Ibérica Canary Wharf are celebrating a Calçotada dinner next Wednesday, 20th of March. Expect chargrilled calçots with romesco…

El Prado cumple 200 años

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El Museo del Prado celebra su 200 cumpleaños El Museo Nacional del Prado celebra su bicentenario este año, y lo hace conmemorando el pasado turbulento de España. Encargado por el rey Carlos III de España en la década de 1780, el Real Museo de Pintura y Escultura, que en 1868 pasó a denominarse Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura y posteriormente Museo Nacional del Prado, abrió al público el 19 de noviembre de 1819. Desde entonces, la joya cultural de…

FesTeLōn Workshops

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If you keep up to date with the best Hispanic events in London, you have surely heard about FesTeLōn, short for The Festival of Spanish Theatre. Since 2013, this festival celebrates Spanish theatre in London every year in June. This year, however, we will have to wait until Autumn, since the seventh edition of FesTeLōn will take place in October. Luckily, festival preparations have started early! Team FesTeLōn have already begun the hard work needed to bring yet another incredible…