Spanish, a Language with its own Embassador

The government of Spain has set in motion a global campaign to promote our language as a tool for employment and innovation. President Rajoy announced today the development of an Ibero-American Erasmus Scholarship, a plan for business professionals and diplomats, who will use their image to promote the language.

New textbook teaches Spanish language, culture through talk of food

Ana Gómez-Bravo created a class about Spanish food and culture a few years ago as a way to teach the language, but found no appropriate textbook for the material — so she wrote one herself. "Comida y cultura en el mundo hispánico" — "Food and Culture in the Hispanic World" -- by Ana Gómez-Bravo, UW professor of Spanish, was published by Equinox books in October.