Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) and answers
1. How many countries
Every day Spanish is spoken by more than 422 million people around the
world. Spanish is the official language for the following countries: Andorra,
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican
Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras,
Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Venezuela and Uruguay,
and in some parts of the following countries: Brazil, Morocco, Philippines
and the United States of America.
2. Are the Spanish
grammatical rules the same in all Spanish speaking countries?
Yes they are the same, despite
the fact that Spanish is widely spoken in different continents it maintains
the same grammatical rules and this is due to the fact that Spanish is
regulated by the “La Real Academia Española”.
3. What is the mission
of the “La Real Academia Española”?
Its main mission is to ensure
that the changes undergone by the Spanish language, in its constant adaptation
to the needs of its speakers, do not break the essential unity maintained
by all the Hispanic community.
4. What are the differences
between Spanish from Spain and Latin America?
The are two main differences:
Latin America is the continent with most Spanish Speakers and its accent
is based on Andalusian Spanish (South of Spain) due to the massive emigration
from Andalusia to Latin America during the colonisation.
There are mainly two letters of the alphabet that make that difference,
letters “C” and “Z”.
Different vocabulary is used in Spain
to Latin America (similar to UK English and American English)
For example in England we say "Flat" in America "Apartment"
in Spain "Piso" and in Latin America "Apartamento"
5. What sort of Spanish accent will I be learning
You will be learning the accent from mainland Spain.
However, on request we can tailor our lessons to accommodate the differences
in other Spanish speaking countries.
6. My company will pay for my course, would you
provide me with an invoice?
Yes. If you provide us with the details of your company we will
invoice the company, however payments must be cleared before you start
7. What happens if
I miss a lesson?
If you miss a lesson we will
keep the handouts for the following lesson. If you miss more than one lesson in a term we will not be able to provide you with any resources as our courses are conversational and face to face.
8. When can I start?
Our courses are tailored to
start at the beginning of each academic term: January, April, July and September. These dates are regularly updated on the courses page on