Spanish novelist Antonio Muñoz Molina wins Asturias Prize!

Spanish novelist Antonio Muñoz Molina was named as this year’s recipient of Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, beating out Luis Goytisolo,  John Banville and Haruki Murakami.

The writer and former director of the Cervantes Institute in New York was honored for “the depth and brilliance with which he has narrated relevant fragments of his country’s history, crucial episodes of the contemporary world and meaningful aspects of his personal experience,” the jury said.

Escuela Montalbán: Centro Acreditado del Instituto Cervantes

El Instituto Cervantes cuenta con casi 170 centros acreditados en 20 países:

La institución ha firmado nuevos acuerdos de acreditación de centros que imparten Español como Lengua Extranjera (ELE), entre los que destacan 2 universidades en China y en Canadá: el Centro Sino Español de Hunan (Universidad Internacional de Hunan) y la Universidad de Montreal (Canadá). De este modo la única acreditación para centros de enseñanza del español de ámbito internacional cuenta con casi 170 entidades docentes.


The this year XIV FEDELE ANNUAL meeting will be held in Barcelona, from the 28th to the 30th of September.  The program will consist of our traditional workshop where agents will be able to meet delegates from around 50 different Spanish schools from all over Spain.

The event will be developed with the collaboration of the Spanish Ministry of Education Culture and Sports and will include an interesting professional and cultural programme. Part of this year’s traditional workshop has been designed to give a professional view of the Study in Spain offer.  This will include scheduled meetings with the school delegates, visits to the schools and interesting cultural activities.

El Instituto Cervantes y FEDELE promoverán la calidad de la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera.

El director del Instituto Cervantes, Víctor García de la Concha, y el presidente de FEDELE (Federación Española de Asociaciones de Escuelas de Español para Extranjeros), Ángel Luis Viñuela Pérez, han firmado hoy un convenio marco de colaboración para mejorar la calidad de la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera.


Salamanca, a city that receives over 30,000 international students of Spanish as a foreign language every year, has the honour of hosting the Third International Congress on the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language. Spanish is spoken by more than 500 million people around the world.

The Third International Congress of Spanish: El Español Global will be held in Salamanca in June 26-28, 2013.

The Congress is being organized by The Government of Castilla y León, University of Salamanca, FIAPE (International Federation of Associations of Spanish) and EDUESPAÑA.

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Learning Spanish in Spain

Learning Spanish in Spain is the best way to approach a universal language that is spoken by more than 495 million people throughout the world. You will also discover a country with a vast cultural and artistic heritage, a country of endless traditions and with boundless vitality which is guaranteed to fascinate you from the very start. Every year thousands of people come to Spain, the cradle of the Spanish language, to learn the language or to improve their level. There are numerous different options: first-rate Spanish courses adapted to all requirements, university and post-graduate studies, paid work experience, living with families as an au-pair, and even working. All you have to do is choose which suits you.

Aula Virtual de Español (AVE)

Learn Spanish through a distance learning program that gives students autonomy and flexibility.

The AVE has courses that cover reference levels A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1, preparation for DELE exam and courses specifically designed for children. It also contains discussion forums, chat rooms, blogs, wikis and plenty of multimedia material.

To sign up for your AVE course, consult the Instituto Cervantes website:


El Instituto Cervantes entra en el corazón de Harvard

El Instituto Cervantes pone en marcha un centro en la prestigiosa Universidad de Harvard (Estados Unidos) que, con el patrocinio del Banco Santander, estudiará la situación de la lengua española en Estados Unidos y contribuirá a consolidar la expansión del español en un país con más de 50 millones de hispanohablantes. El director de Cervantes, Víctor García de la Concha, acompañado por el secretario general de la institución, Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga, ha presentado a los medios informativos la creación del centro, cuyo nombre oficial es Instituto Cervantes en la Universidad de Harvard.