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  Study Spanish language courses in Spain, Cuba, Latin America
We specialise in Spanish courses in Spain and Latin America.
Spanish is a world language, spoken in some of the most beautiful and exotic countries of the world.
The volunteer programmes in Latin America help volunteers meet and make friends with locals, working on ecological projects, helping out in schools, orphanages, etc., a chance to further improve your Spanish, whilst coming to a deeper understanding of the local culture and inhabitants.
www.spanishstudyholidays.com   (342 words)

  Spanish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spanish is one of the official languages of the United Nations and the European Union.
Spanish ceased to be an official language of the Philippines in 1987, and it is now spoken by less than 0.01% of the population; 2,658 speakers (1990 Census).
Spanish is also spoken by segments of the populations in Aruba, Canada, Curaçao, Israel (both standard Spanish and Ladino), northern Morocco (both standard Spanish and Ladino), Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey (Ladino), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spanish_language   (2479 words)

Central America forms an isthmus running from northwest to southeast and narrowing to a strip of thirty miles in width at Panama; this isthmus extends from 15° to 8° north latitude, where it connects with the western coast of South America.
The so-called aborigines of North America are, with the exception of the so-called Eskimo, generally regarded as belonging to one and the same branch of the human family, physically as well as ethnically.
The former, as soon as the administration of the Spanish dominions in America began to assume a character of stability, instituted concerted efforts for the education and civilization of the Indians.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01409c.htm   (8271 words)

 Studyzone. Latin America. Learning Spanish in Latin America is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many ...
Learning Spanish in Latin America is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many students keen to experience the beauty and diversity of Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica.
Most Spanish language schools in Chile are centred around the capital city Santiago, which, due to its central location, provides an ideal location for students who want to venture into other areas of the country.
Most of the Spanish language schools in Costa Rica are situated around the capital San José and many are keen to offer their students the opportunity to encounter the country's beautiful natural environment through excursions and ecological programmes.
www.hothousemedia.com /studyzone/english/sz02lamerica.htm   (1677 words)

 Spanish Map of North America - 1562
America, as it came to be called, became the destination for numerous expeditions and adventures from 1492 onward.
In sixteenth-century Europe, authoritative knowledge of the geography of America was based upon the observations of primarily Spanish- and Portuguese-sponsored explorers and navigators, as interpreted and plotted by official cosmographers and cartographers of the crowns of Spain's new overseas empire.
An apparent oral agreement between French and Spanish negotiators at Cateau Cambrésis concluded that the geographical parameters of the treaty were not to extend to non-European areas, for example, in America, where the French claimed the right to trade, which Spain denied.
www.floridahistory.com /1562-spanish-north-america.html   (3001 words)

 Perspectives on Spanish America - Boston College
The PERSPECTIVES ON SPANISH AMERICA INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR (9 courses) is available as a second major to students in the School of Education pursuing Early Childhood, and Elementary Education programs in fulfillment of their College of Arts and Sciences major for certification requirements.
The major is recommended for students who may have had at least two years of high school Spanish and wish to develop Spanish language skills, coupled with a background in the historical, sociological, and literary traditions of Spanish American cultures.
This major is particularly appropriate for students with an intended career objective to teach children of Hispanic origin.
www.bc.edu /schools/lsoe/academics/undergrad/interdis/spanish_amer.html   (474 words)

 Spanish language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
There are a number of Spanish dialects; however, the Castilian dialect was already the accepted standard of the language by the middle of the 13th cent., largely owing to the political importance of Castile.
On the whole, however, the differences between the Spanish dialects of Europe and of Latin America with reference to pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar are relatively minor.
A another peculiarity of Spanish is the use of an inverted question mark (¿) at the beginning of a question and of an inverted exclamation point (¡) at the beginning of an exclamation.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0846171.html   (581 words)

 Why Study Spanish?!?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Spanish is the official language, not only of Spain, but also of México, Central America, the Caribbean islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic, and most of South America.
Spanish, with approximately 320 MILLION speakers, is the fourth most spoken language on the planet and the United States is now officially the fifth largest Spanish-speaking country in the world!
Spanish is the official language in 21 countries, and in Canada, it is the first language of over 180,000 people.
departments.bloomu.edu /langcult/motivation/whyspa.html   (365 words)

 Journalism in Spanish America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It could be argued that Spanish American journalism began in 1492 if we consider that the main goal of genres such as the diario de navegación ("logbook"), relación ("account"), or carta de relación ("account letter") was to keep the European imperial authorities informed about the actions of their representatives in the New World.
Even more important to the development of journalism in Spanish America were the wide variety of gacetas and diarios published at the end of the seventeenth century and through out the eighteenth century such as the Gaceta de México (1667) and Gaceta del Gobierno de Lima (1810).
In addition to the political uses of the press throughout Spanish America in the nineteenth century, literati and journalists began to steadily collaborate in many newspapers of the region.
www.lib.uconn.edu /about/exhibits/Darlene/latin1.htm   (702 words)

 Houston Institute for Culture - Spanish America
Spanish documents tell polarizing tales of adventure into the unknown and destruction of the unknown.
The Spanish Entradas permanently altered the people, the landscape and the limits of the land in the Americas.
If you would like to read Cabeza de Vaca's journal of his travels in America, please send us an email and we will return to you a passcode allowing you to review the book on line.
www.houstonculture.org /spanish/am.html   (516 words)

 WHKMLA : Early Colonial Society, Spanish America
Early Colonial Spanish America may be subdivided in 4 spheres : the urban sphere, the sphere of private agriculture (hazienda sphere), the missions or reductions, and the sphere not controlled by the Spanish.
Spanish language became dominant, guilds were organized, the cities, like their counterparts in Spain, acquired coats of arms, privileges etc. Within the cities, political power lay within the hands of a few families, who prided themselves in their Spanish ancestry.
Both the urban and the hazienda spheres were controlled by the administration of church and state, which represented the interests of Spain and of the criollos (creoles), the land-owning elite of Spanish Latin America which took pride in tracing their heritage back to Spain.
www.zum.de /whkmla/period/disc/ecolsocspamer.html   (530 words)

 Spanish Colonization in the North
The Spanish claim to territories that are today the United States rested upon the 16th century exploits of Ponce de Leon, Hernando De Soto and Francisco Vázquez de Coronado.
As the 17th century drew to a close, Spanish colonial administrators finally realized that, given their minority status in so many parts of New Spain, policy reform was necessary.
From a material standpoint, the Spanish ventures in the northern portions of their realm were far less successful than those to the south.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h438.html   (538 words)

 Online NewsHour: Se Habla Espanol- May 9, 2000
Spanish has, after all, become the language of unskilled, but eager hands, from chicken- plucking southern towns to Alaskan fishing villages, from Hartford to Boise.
The genius of America is the way so many foreign phrases and words found their way onto the American tongue, even while the nation assimilated the immigrant.
But vast and the mundane recurrence of Spanish today-- on public signs, on billboards, on the airwaves-- is blurring the linguistic border between the United States and Latin America.
www.pbs.org /newshour/essays/may00/rodriguez_5-9.html   (657 words)

 DAVID S. PARKER | Law, Honor, and Impunity in Spanish America: The Debate over Dueling, 1870–1920 | Law and ...
Spanish Americans were not unique in confronting such issues: similar debates raged on and off in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and other parts of Europe.
In Spanish America, however, the stakes in the debate were even higher: these were nations that had only recently begun to emerge from the anarchy of the post-Independence era and where armed uprisings, coups, or revolutions might still break out at any moment.
Spanish American mimicry of European elite culture provides part of the explanation, just as it explains (for example) the revolutionary transformation of the region's urban architecture.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/lhr/19.2/parker.html   (13473 words)

 On the road in South America - Learning Spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
My first goal in South America was to learn Spanish and preferably in a small mountain town without the big language schools that can arrange everything for you.
He would be happy to teach my Spanish if I taught him some English because it was for him a long time ago that he practiced English with a native English speaker.
Learning Spanish atLa Esperanza is more difficult compeared to have classes at a language school as I only have 1 hour class a day and no books to learn from (besides my LP Latin American Phrasebook and a dictionary).
www.backpackingforlife.com /southamerica/road/spanish.html   (554 words)

 MPR: The challenge of speaking Spanish in America
Carol Klee, a sociolinguist and professor at the University of Minnesota, says Spanish from the Colombian capital of Bogota is often seen as the most prestigious Spanish because it's traditional.
Speaking Spanish well is important to many Latinos because it's a big source of their identity.
Although many feel like this hybrid dilutes Spanish, more Latinos are starting to accept Spanglish as a new form of communication and a new way to define themselves in the U.S. The Spanglish influence is so strong, it's even trickling into Latin America.
minnesota.publicradio.org /display/web/2006/09/20/spanishdifferences   (995 words)

 CNN.com - Will Spanish become America's second language? - September 25, 2001
His Spanish language talk show on "La Nueva" 101.9 FM is the highest rated show of any L.A. radio station, including those broadcasting in English.
He says the rest of America should get used to the sound of Spanish and calls it the second language of the United States.
Rodriguez argues that the current boom in the use of Spanish is due almost entirely to new immigrants, and that their children will, at least for the most part, learn English.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /2001/fyi/news/09/24/spanish.language   (905 words)

 94.03.02: Cultural Aspects of Spanish in America
This unit is addressed to teachers of Spanish as a foreign language.
Students of Spanish as a Foreign Language are normally presented with a language of European origin (Castilian Spanish), and teachers are constantly having to explain language variations in the Spanish spoken in America.
There was a syncretism of cultures after the arrival of Columbus to America, as for example, the syncretism of the original Mesoamerican cultures with that of the European Spanish.
www.cis.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1994/3/94.03.02.x.html   (3712 words)

 Spanish Conquest
The Spanish landed upon the shores of Meso-America in February of the year 1519, in the area of Vera Cruz.
Quickly the landscape of South America began to change, with imported plants, large sugar plantations, vast estates, and imported animals over-taking the native landscape.
With the extreme and quick loss of culture, accompanied by the pressure of Christian missionaries and laws preventing the practice of any form of native religion (if they did there were strong repercussions even death), the Indians were, by all means, slaves to the Spaniard immigrants.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/latinamerica/topics/spanish_conquest.html   (708 words)

 Learn Spanish in Latin America
Latin America, home to more than 525 million inhabitants, is a diverse landscape united by a common language: Spanish.
Latin America is an expanse full of fascinating contrasts: the coexistence of indigenous and colonial culture, of the impoverished and sophisticates, of simple, rural life and the hustle and bustle of some of the largest cities in the world.
Whether you learn Spanish by the beach or high up in the mountains, in a big city or a small town, you will undoubtedly fall in love with Latin America and its people while benefiting from the best Spanish language education around.
www.enforex.com /latinamerica.html   (408 words)

 Learn Spanish in Spain & Latin America. Spanish Schools in the World
After all, the Spanish language is 2nd most spoken in the world; when you learn Spanish, you will be able to communicate with more than 330 million people.
Spanish in the World offers a wide selection of Spanish language schools on both sides of the Atlantic.
Spanish with Spanish in the World, you're sure to find a program that matches your desired area of focus.
www.spanishintheworld.com   (423 words)

 Migration in Colonial Spanish America - Cambridge University Press
The picture that emerges is one of colonial Spanish America in a state of continual flux: spatial mobility was no less pronounced than social and racial change.
Introduction: towards a typology of migration in colonial Spanish America David J. Robinson; 2.
"Migration in Colonial Spanish America is a recent addition to the distinguished series, Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography.
www.cambridge.org /us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521030285   (615 words)

 Spanish Language Schools in Latin America Guide
You will be traveling to a school (or schools) in a Spanish speaking country with a particular urban/rural environment and climate and studying in a certain kind of class environment for a certain period of time each day.
Part of being in a school program is that you are guided by a family and friendly Spanish language school staff whose business it is to help you to learn and adapt to your host country, so students in such programs rarely encounter serious problems.
This guide is sponsored by Nicaragua Spanish Schools, Managua, Nicaragua / USA as a service to potential students and the Spanish language school industry in Latin America.
pages.prodigy.com /studyabroad/guide.htm   (1768 words)

 don Quijote Latin America: Learn Spanish in Latin America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It is widely recognized that Spanish in particular is one of the most valuable and useful second languages.
In North America as larger numbers of businesses and individuals turn their attention southward, the need for Spanish becomes apparent.
Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, is one of the most fascinating cities of Latin America.
www.spanishinlatinamerica.com   (263 words)

 Study Abroad Spanish - Central America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Spanish Study and Home Stay: ICA was founded in 1976, one of the first three immersion schools in Xela.
Spanish Courses: We are a Canadian Directed Spanish School for foreigners, located in a beautiful, friendly, and safe neighbourhood in Panama City.
Program Value: Learning Spanish in a country in which the lnguage is spoken is by far the most enjoyable and effective way to learn as much as possible in the time availblwe to you.
www.studyabroad.com /simplehtml/languages/spanish_ca.html   (4040 words)

 Learn Spanish in Spain & Latin America - Spanish Courses in Spain with ENFOREX
Enforex is the world leader in providing Spanish language courses where Spanish is spoken -- Spain and Latin America.
All of our Spanish teachers hold university degrees, are specialized in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and boast years of experience.
From Mediterranean beaches to the plains of Castile, 11 Spanish schools in Spain.
www.enforex.com   (253 words)

 Learn Spanish :: Spanish Course
Learn Spanish and that makes another 400 million people worldwide that you can speak to...to say nothing of opening the door to a whole world of fascinating cultures.
Combined Spanish Course: Usually group classes in the morning and private classes in the afternoon.
Other Spanish Courses: Language and activity holidays, group dance holidays, mini group, teachers, young at heart (over 50s), juniors and volunteer programmes.
www.cactuslanguage.com /en/languages/spanish.php   (358 words)

 H-Net Review: Lester D. Langley on State and Society in Spanish America during the Age of ...
This book ably explores topics and issues either neglected or marginalized by those historians more interested in reaffirming the colonial/modern divide in Spanish America during the revolutionary age than in looking closely at continuities and explaining their perseverance.
As a student of the revolutionary age in the Americas, what I regretted most in this collection was the reluctance of most of the contributors to make comparisons between different places in Spanish America.
In a volume on state and society in Spanish America in the age of revolution, the omission of essays on Venezuela and Peru--the former because of the devastating violence of the wars of independence, and the latter for its complex social character--warrants an explanation.
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=88231030249495   (644 words)

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