Instituto Cervantes curso

We are very pleased to announce that next month, in July, the Instituto Cervantes will be holding a summer course entitled “The evolution of the Spanish language throughout the world.”

The conference will be made up of talks in the morning followed by round table discussions in the afternoon. The speakers are all experts in a variety of different fields, all of them related to Spanish. Our president, Mari Carmen Timor, will be taking part in the round table discussion on the internationalisation of the teaching of Spanish.

The programme will be as follows:

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

  • 30-10.00h Opening: Juan Manuel Bonet, Director of the Instituto Cervantes
  • 00-11.15h The evolution of the teaching of Spanish throughout the world: Richard Bueno Hudson. Academic director of the Instituto Cervantes
  • 15-11.45h Break (breakfast)
  • 45-13.00h Demographics of Spanish throughout the world: David Fernández Vítores. Lecturer at the University of Alcalá
  • 00-14.15h Evolution of the atlas of Spanish throughout the world: Francisco Moreno Fernández. Director of the Observatory at the Instituto Cervantes in Harvard
  • 15-16.00h Break (lunch)
  • 00-17.30h Round table: Evolution of the international promotion of foreign languages. Moderated by Richard Bueno Hudson. Academic director of the Instituto Cervantes. Taking part: British Council, Goethe Institut, Alliance Française, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Instituto Camões e Instituto Confucio

Wednesday 4th July 2018

  • 00-11.15h The evolution of the Spanish language in the 21st century: Pedro Álvarez de Miranda. Lecturer in Spanish at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and member of the Real Academia Española.
  • 15-11.45h Break (breakfast)
  • 45-13.00h The evolution of the presence and perception of Spanish and Latin American culture throughout the world: Ángel Badillo Matos. Senior researcher at the Real Instituto Elcano and lecturer at the Universidad de Salamanca
  • 00-14.15h Spanish in the 21st century: the evolution of words in the media: Álex Grijelmo. Journalist
  • 15-16.00h Break (lunch)
  • 00-17.30h Round table : The internationalisation of the teaching of Spanish. Moderated by Carmen Pastor Villalba. Deputy director of the Instituto Cervantes. Taking part: Jesús Fernández González. Director of the CIE (International Centre of Spanish) (Universidad de Salamanca) and Vice President of the Association for the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language (ASELE);  Javier Serrano Avilés. President of the International Federation of Associations of Teachers of Spanish (FIAPE), Carmen Timor Catalá. President of the Spanish Federation of Associations of Schools of Spanish as a Foreign Language (FEDELE); Victoria Rubini García-Ruiz. Head of Department for Business Promotion at the Instituto Cervantes and Sara Alegría Fernández. Commercial director of Telefónica Educación Digital
  • 30-18.00h Closing ceremony and the handing out of certificates: Rafael Rodríguez-Ponga Salamanca, General secretary of the Instituto Cervantes.

As can be seen from the titles of the talks and discussions, the topics for this conference are directly related to the Spanish language and its evolution over the years.

The aim of the Instituto Cervantes is to establish an annual event for all professionals who use Spanish as a fundamental working tool. This programme is, of course, designed with teachers of Spanish in mind, but also for administrators of language schools and other professionals.

The Cervantes Summer Course will take place at the headquarters of the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid.

All the information on the programme and enrolment can be found on the webpage.

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