Why Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi is a Paradise for Spanish Aficionados
In the heart of the capital of India, lies the soul of Spain. Founded in 2009, Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi is part of Instituto Cervantes, a Spanish non-profit organisation which aims at spreading the culture of Spain throughout the world. Instituto Cervantes aims at showing its members the essence of Spain without the hassle of taking an international flight. It offers Spanish courses, a well-stocked library and several cultural events. The welcoming atmosphere and Spanish hospitality of Instituto Cervantes has made its members treat the institution like a second home.
Instituto Cervantes offers Spanish language courses that are taught by native as well as non-native speakers. Every teacher is highly qualified and the classroom standards are quite high. Instituto Cervantes follows a self-styled syllabus, but it adheres to the rules and regulations of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students also have access to Instituto Cervantes’s library, which provides excellent reference and study material. The institute provides Diplomas in Spanish (DELE) which are internationally recognised by academic and corporate concerns. The diplomas are officially issued by the Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture and Sports. Instituto Cervantes also offers lucrative courses for individuals interested in becoming teachers of the Spanish Language. The institute offers a range of courses including the Initial Training Course and the annual Spanish Teacher’s Encounter in India (EPPELE). Several annual competitions are also held in order to join the DELE Examiners’ Accreditation Courses.
Zenobia-Juan Ramón Jiménez Library
The library of Instituto Cervantes is named after Spanish Nobel laureate Juan Ramón Jiménez and his wife Zenobia Camprubí, who had translated the works of Rabindranath Tagore into Spanish. The library is filled with books on the Spanish language, Spanish novels, poems, documentaries, reference books, and a variety of information. The library is also connected to the Library Network of Instituto Cervantes, which is the largest network of libraries dedicated to the Spanish language in the world.
Instituto Cervantes, in addition to offering Spanish courses, is also a cultural centre. It regularly hosts film screenings, painting exhibitions, workshops and lectures by eminent Spanish personalities is the fields of science, technology, art, history, etc. The institute has also displayed the works of icons such as Picasso and Goya. Entries to all of these events are free. The programmes are generally conducted in Spanish, but are translated into English and other Indian languages.
For anyone interested in the language and culture of Spain, Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi is a place that cannot be missed. Even if you are not a student, the institute warmly welcomes you to its library and its cultural events. Instituto Cervantes aims to give you an authentic Spanish experience, and their ever-increasing number of students and visitors is proof of their quality.