Colin Davies refers to progress in his neck of the desert. I am told that staff at a distinguished Barcelona institute of higher education, none of whom speak English, have petitioned to have Basque rather than English as the third language on their website “because we can speak Spanish to them, and what are we going to do if foreigners see English on the site and think they can come here and use it in class?”
- Spanish, most popular elective extra-curricular language in English higher education
Now ahead of French, while German is being overtaken by Chinese.
- More evidence of increasing popularity of Spanish in Europe
And a quick trawl of Spanish collections of phonetic equivalents, the closest many of the natives get to learning a foreign
- “Education for the Citizenship”: deliberately poor translation from the Valencian government?
CASE SOLVED: IN DECEMBER 2008 THE VALENCIAN GOVERNMENT STOPPED GIVING THIS SUBJECT IN ENGLISH Just seen on CNN+, a Valencian teacher teaching
- La Vanguardia: “How is the weather like?”
< Peter Harvey < John Stone. Scroll down here to understand a bit of where John and his English-Speaking Parents’ Association
Joan over in John Chappell’s 2004/02/04 02:35 comments section is getting annoyed about people using the word Spanish instead of Castilian.