Venamicasa is an organization specialized in linguistic and cultural immersion.
In our linguistic center we offer linguistic immersion courses and conversation classes adapted to your needs, allowing you to put into practice your knowledge of the Spanish language, oral and written comprehension, through communication with native speakers in the city of your choosing.
Our school is located in a small and peaceful town in the outskirts of Valencia.
Main reasons to study Spanish in Spain with Venamicasa:
- Open the doors to communicate with the 500 million Spanish speakers of the World
Spanish is currently the 4th most spoken language in the world. Spain is the gateway to Latin America. A knowledge of Spanish is essential.
There are 21 countries in the world that have Spanish as an official language.
- Make yourself a more desirable employee and increase your job prospects.
Knowledge of Spanish language can help open doors to job opportunities that you might not have had access to before. There are a number of jobs that require a basic proficiency Spanish language. The number of requests of Spanish speakers’ workers for companies is increasing.
Communicate with Spanish speakers in your own community. If you are from the United States, in many cities you may be able to have frequent contact with native Spanish speakers.
There are Spanish teachers around the world. They make you discover the Spanish language and everything associated to it. You can help to spread out Spanish language by teaching it to those who want to learn it. Spanish is one of the most spread languages in the world.
- Prepare yourself for study abroad experiences in a safe country with an important history reflected in its cultural heritage. Venamicasa collaborate with many universities, colleges, high schools and other organizations in Spain offering a good variety of study abroad programs and exchanges. Even if a study abroad program does not require prior knowledge of Spanish, you will be at a great advantage when you study abroad if you have studied Spanish before arriving in the country making your travel experiences in the beautiful Spain more exciting and rewarding.
- Enjoy your stay in Spain while you learn our language and make unforgettable your study experiences in Spain.
All our Country is a cultural treasure. A good grasp of the Spanish language will be a valuable window into helping you learn about the true culture of the areas you visit, which will truly enhance your travel experience. When you can read and understand Spanish, whether on the street, in the metro, on television or in the newspaper, not only will it make your life much easier, but it will allow you to gain a greater understanding of the culture.
- Experience the complete immersion in the Spanish culture, language and customs by living with a Spanish host family. Start to put into practice your language skills living with a Spanish host family, it opens up a whole new world of people that you can talk to that you may never have been able to communicate with before. This can give you many exciting opportunities to make friends and above all, speak Spanish from the first moment.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPANISH LANGUAGE:
SPANISH LANGUAGE: Here are 10 facts about the Spanish language you might be interested to know:
1. With 329 million native speakers, Spanish ranks as the world’s No. 2 language in terms of how manypeople speak it as their first language. It is slightly ahead of English (328 million) but far behind Chinese (1.2 billion). (Source: Ethnologue)
2. Spanish has at least 3 million native speakers each in 44 countries, making it the fourth mostly geographically widely spoken language behind English (112 countries), French (60) and Arabic (57). (Source: Ethnologue)
3. Spanish is part of the Indo-European family of languages, which are spoken by more than a third of the world’s population. Other Indo-European languages include English, French, German, the Scandinavian languages, the Slavic languages and many of the languages of India. Spanish can be classified further as a Romance language, a group that includes French, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan and Romanian.
4. Although there is no clear boundary defining when the Latin of what is now the north-central area of Spain became Spanish, it is safe to say that the language of the Castile region became a distinct language in part because of efforts by King Alfonso in the 13th century to standardize the language for official use. By the time Columbus came to the Western Hemisphere in 1492, Spanish had reached the point where the language as spoken and written would be easily understandable today.
5. To the people who speak it, Spanish is sometimes called español and sometimes castellano (the Spanish equivalent of Castilian). The labels used vary from region to region and sometimes according to political viewpoint.
6. Spanish is one of the world’s most phonetic languages. If you know how a word is spelled, you can almost always know how it is pronounced (although the reverse isn’t true). The main exception is recent words of foreign origin, which usually retain their original spelling.
7. The Royal Spanish Academy (Real Academia Española), created in the 18th century, is widely considered the arbiter of what is considered standard Spanish. It produces authoritative dictionaries and grammar guides. Although its decisions do not have the force of law, they are widely followed in both Spain and Latin America. Among the language reforms promoted by the Academy have the use of the inverted question mark and exclamation point (¿ and ¡). Although they been used by people who speak some of the non-Spanish languages of Spain, they are otherwise unique to the Spanish language. Similarly unique to Spanish and a few local languages that have copied it is the ñ, which became standardized around the 14th century.
8. Although Spanish originated on the Iberian Peninsula as a descendant of Latin, today it is has far more speakers in Latin America, having been brought to the New World by Spanish colonization. Although there are minor differences in vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation between the Spanish of Spain and the Spanish of Latin America, the differences are not so great as to prevent easy communication.
9. After Latin, the language that has had the biggest influence on Spanish is Arabic. Today, the foreign language exerting the most influence is English, and Spanish has adopted hundreds of English words related to technology and culture.
10. Spanish and English share much of their vocabulary through cognates, as both languages derive many of their words from Latin and Arabic. The biggest differences in the grammar of the two languages include Spanish’s use of gender, a more extensive verb conjugation and the widespread use of subjunctive verb moods.