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IE. Time Capsule

K. If all of the world´s cultural heritage (sports, music, fashion, architecture, literature, painting, etc..) was contained in a time capsule, what would you include to demonstrate the legacy of your country?

Jorge Conde Ponz

on 11 October 2013

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K. If all of the world´s cultural heritage (sports, music, fashion, architecture, literature, painting, etc..) was contained in a time capsule, what would you include to demonstrate the legacy of your country?
By: Jorge Conde
Music: I. Albéniz (Iberia)

Why Spanish Language?
How Spanish became success?
Today´s business cannot afford to ignore the attractive markets that the Spanish Language offers.
Spanish people constitute a huge community that shares products, services and culture and offers businesses and institutions a truly unique growth potential.
Over the years, through a combination of conquest, coalition, and conversion, the Spanish Language has spread from Europe to the Americas and now to Asia
and even Africa.
Spanish has become a worldwide language spoken by millions.

is extremely important for acquiring information, as well as communication. The language of daily use is usually also the variety which carries and reflects group culture and tradition.
History of Spain?
Spanish history tells the story of a land that has been sought after by many civilizations:
the Carthaginians and Romans fought over it, the Arabs conquered it and the Catholic monarchs would recover Spain and convert it into the most powerful empire in the world upon the discovery of America.
The Spanish Empire reached its peak under King Felipe II, who unified the Spanish territory and lands: from the Philippines to the Americas as well as Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy and some of present day Germany.
From this moment forward, Spain’s history reached a period of economic and political decadence which was accompanied by both foreign and civil wars. The 19th century would mark an important part of Spanish history with the loss of important Spanish territories and the collapse of the Spanish Empire.
The independence achieved by Spanish territories in the Americas, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines significantly shaped the world and modern Spanish history.
Geographical distribution
Spanish is the official language in 21 countries (Spain, Mexico, The Caribbean and most of South America).
Spanish is the second world language as a vehicle of international communication and the third as an international language of politics, economics and culture.
More than 400 million people speak Spanish worldwide.
The Spanish language is a powerful communication tool that reaches millions across America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
In the USA, Spanish has become the unofficial second language.
Spanish Dialectology
Spanish for business

2nd most used language in Business

Experts predict that by the year 2050, there will be 530 million Spanish speakers, of which 100 million will be living in the USA

Almost half of the population in the Western Hemisphere speaks Spanish

MERCOSUR and other free trade agreements between South American countries and North America (ALADI, the Andean Community, CACM, NAFTA, G3) help to make Spanish-speaking economies more efficient and more competitive on a global scale

Work opportunities abroad in Spanish speaking countries are limitless (as too are volunteer projects and internships)
The Spanish- world is very diverse.
This means there is no standard dialect. While it may sound quite different, it's all still Spanish.
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