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Summer Program 2014

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Would you like to learn Spanish while traveling in Cuba or Nicaragua? If your answer is yes, we invite you to discover our program section. We propose you to learn Spanish while having fun do not stop …

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News of Interest

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Lingvidas start

After a few years of debating the idea, we, José María Gómez and Silje Sommerfeldt, have decided to embark on this marvellous adventure to teach Spanish.
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Our activities

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We have created a number of activities to make sure you will not be bored while learning Spanish. Excursions, workshops, sport-activities, cinema, art and gastronomy… Can you miss this?
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Why Lingvida?

img_home_001At Lingvia we are committed to a series of principles which we apply to everything we do in the field of teaching Spanish and the organization of trips and intercultural exchanges. We firmly believe in these values as they help us to offer a quality service, providing personalized and professional attention to those students who choose us.

Did you know that...?

  • Each year, the 23rd of April, the international day of Spanish language is celebrated. The day was founded in honor to Miguel de Cervantes, who died on the same day in 1616. His novel «The ingenious gentleman don Quixote of la Mancha» is considered as the main work in Spanish literature and one of the greatest in the world of literature
  • Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States. The U.S is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world with more than 50 million people having Spanish as their mother-tongue. Mexico, with its population of 110 million, is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.
  • E is the most frequently used vocal in Spanish.
  • In Spanish literature, «El Cantar del mio Cid», is considered as the greatest work. It consists of a large poem with 3735 stanzas where we can read about the heroic achievements of the charming Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, el Campeador. It was written around 1200.
  • Spanish is the second largest language in the world with 500 millions having it as their mother-tongue. According to the Institute of Cervantes, 7,5 % of the world's population will speak Spanish in 2030. At that point 535 million people will speak the language of Cervantes.
  • W is the less frequently used letter in Spanish.
  • Not only did Christofer Columbus discover America in 1492. The same year Antonio de Nebrija published the first grammar of the Spanish language. The grammar is considered as the first grammar of a modern European language.
  • Words that get a new meaning if you rearrange the order, is called an anagram. An example of an anagram is the word ecuatorianos (aeronáuticos).
  • Spanish is the only language where question- and exclamation marks are used at the start and the end of the sentences.
  • Spanish is a Romanesque language. The Romanesque languages started to emerge in Europe from the 11th century as an evolution from the Latin which was used in the Roman empire. Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and Rumanian are part of the same family and therefore similar.
  • Spanish is not only spoken in Europe and America. We also find spanish-speakers in Western Sahara, Equatorial Guinea and the Philippines. In the country last mentioned, Spanish was the official language until 1973.
  • A translation to Spanish will contain 20% more words than a translation to English.
  • The letter ñ is often used as a symbol of Spanish language. Its origin dates to the Middle Age. The monks which at that time copied books by hand, needed to save parchment and invented a manner to use fewer letters. The words that had a double n in Latin, such as «anno», were reduces to ñ, «año». In this way the ñ emerged.