Spanish courses in Spain, a vital choice.

Spanish courses in Spain have been designed with the twofold aim of improving two key areas of human life: the personal and the professional.

We must bear in mind that Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It is estimated at being second in terms of speakers. It is spoken in Spain, the Caribbean islands (Cuba and Puerto Rico), the Dominican Republic, North America (Mexico), Central America (Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) and South America (Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador). Spanish is also the second most spoken language in the United States. Leer más Sobre Spanish courses in Spain, a vital choice.

Spanish abroad, the fastest-growing language in the world.

Spanish is becoming the fastest-growing language in the world. Currently approximately 559 million people all over the world speak Spanish according to the latest data from the Instituto Cervantes, the most important Spanish language official academic institution. This figure includes native speakers, people who have Spanish as a second language and Spanish students (more than 21 million) studying Spanish in Spain and abroad.

Spanish is in fashion. Increasingly more people speak Spanish all over the world and more and more people decide to study Spanish outside Spain for professional or personal reasons. 21 million people study Spanish worldwide. This means a million and a half more students than in 2014.

The USA, Brazil and France are the foreign countries with most students learning Spanish. Many of them need the Spanish language to progress at work or for economic reasons. Brazil currently has eight cities where there is an Instituto Cervantes head office. The Brazilians’ interest in Spanish is due to the fact that their country is surrounded by Spanish-speaking countries, so it is necessary to know Spanish for international trade and financial issues. Leer más Sobre Spanish abroad, the fastest-growing language in the world.

“We have a unique and wonderful planet. With the help of us all, a better world is possible”

Andre Wehrli works in the Swiss  Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and he visits Nerja once a year to enjoy the town with his family. As an expert in sustainable development, Andre told us a lot of interesting things about taking care of the environment and the protection of nature.

 – What are the major environmental problems in the world of today?

Nowadays, there are many major ecological problems and they are often caused by the overexploitation of nature’s resources. The planet’s global warming is a really urgent problem, but also the lack of clean water, the depletion of biodiversity and natural habitats (both in amount and quality) are also very important problems.

 – Why is taking care of the environment so important?

 We have a unique planet, a unique world, and the environment is our best life insurance. It is not possible to live without the environment and natural resources. However, our planet can perfectly survive without the presence of human beings… That is the question. Leer más Sobre “We have a unique and wonderful planet. With the help of us all, a better world is possible”

Gomeran whistle: The Spanish language without words

Spanish is the official language in Spain, with Basque (Basque Country), Catalan (Catalonia) and Galician (Galicia) as co-official languages. However, there is another language in Spain: The Silbo Gomero (Gomeran whistle), which is a language from the Island of La Gomera, in The Canary Islands: No doubt it is a very special language, since it does not have any words, but sounds. Gomeran whistle is not spoken, but whistled. And surely there will be courses of this peculiar language.

La Gomera is a small island, very mountainous, historically devoted to agriculture and cattle raising, that is to say, work in the land. Due to the mountains, communication was very difficult among shepherds, and that is the reason why a new way of communication was born: whistling. Nowadays, Gomeran whistle has the honor of being Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO, since 2009, and it is a compulsory subject for children in the Gomeran schools. Leer más Sobre Gomeran whistle: The Spanish language without words

Recycling paper is about everyone

Recycling paper is a must for everyone at Escuela de Idiomas Nerja: teachers, students of the Spanish Courses, direction and secretary. Taking care of the planet is a common responsibility and the School, in the frame of its Corporate Social Responsibility politics, is promoting the use of ecological measures in order to protect the natural environment. Leer más Sobre Recycling paper is about everyone

Where was Trivial Pursuit born? In Nerja

Trivial Pursuit, the world’s most well-known trivia game, was born in Nerja, in 1980. It was an invention by Chris Haines and Scott Abbott, two Canadian journalists who lived in Nerja. Here, these two friends spent many days and evenings thinking about all the possible questions and answers to create their board game, according to the investigations made by the English journalist David Blair. It resulted in a total number of 6.000 questions on the game’s first edition! Leer más Sobre Where was Trivial Pursuit born? In Nerja

Spanish courses + Salsa


The School offers different options to take a Spanish course. When the student decide to start a Spanish course in Spain he/she can combine lessons with his/her favourite hobby: salsa, which is the typical dance of Latin American culture. In addition to this Spanish + Salsa courses,  the School also organizes Spanish + Flamenco, Spanish + Photography or Spanish + Golf courses. Leer más Sobre Spanish courses + Salsa

Spanish courses on the beach

This week we have enjoyed a wonderful weather in Nerja. All the students have spent the afternoons on the beach, doing their homework while they enjoy bathing in the sea. The water was perfect, which, in addition to the cleanliness of the beaches, make Nerja in this time of the year the perfect place to enjoy the summer with quality and without stress. Leer más Sobre Spanish courses on the beach

How to make a good watermelon gazpacho

Do you like traditional gazpacho? This cold soup, typical in Spanish summers, especially in Andalusia is giving way to a number of other different varieties that offer new textures and tastes, becoming in the perfect choice to go chef for a day. One of the hot recipes this month has been Watermelon gazpacho. Alberto Díaz, a teacher at the School, has given us the recipe to prepare this delicious dessert at our own home. Leer más Sobre How to make a good watermelon gazpacho

Pedro Almodóvar, 30 years of Spanish cinema


Pedro Almodóvar is the Spanish most successful and internationally known film director. After 30 years working in the film industry, he has won many important awards all over the world and his movies can be seen in the five continents. His films have gained the recognition given by the Oscar Awards (USA), BAFTA (UK), Cesar (Italy) as well as the International Film Festival of Cannes (France), among many others. Leer más Sobre Pedro Almodóvar, 30 years of Spanish cinema