DELE Examinations in 2014: More Dates

The new calendar for DELE Examinations 2014 is ready. There are more dates to choose:

EXAMINATIONS ON APRIL 11th. Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. -Registrations until March 7th.

EXAMINATIONS ON MAY 23th. School levels: A1 (nuevo), B1. MAY 24th: levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1. Registration until April 11th.

EXAMINATIONS ON JULY 18th. Levels: B1, B2, C1. Registrations till Jun…

DELE Exams – November 22nd

EIDE, accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and member of Fedele, prepares the students and holds the DELE exams in the school. Next exams will be held on  Friday, November 22nd 2013 – Registration shoud be done before October 18th.
DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) are official Diplomas in Spanish Languages that certify the level of Spanish of the student. They are held by t…

Intensive Spanish Course for Complete Beginners

The next beginners Intensive Spanish Course will begin on September 2nd. It is a great oportunity for students with no spanish language, who want to obtain a good Spanish level both for entering a Spanish University of for doing the Higher Studies in Hospitality Management at EIDE. Depending on the nr of weeks they register for, students who attend this course would achive the following Spanis…

Carrot Gazpacho (Cold Soup)

Cursos de español en Bilbao - Cursos de Cocina en Bilbao

INGREDIENTS (Serves 6 units)

4 carrots.
2 radish (small and red)
1 green pepper
1 spring onion
1 lemon
Vegetable stock
4 tbs of mayonnaise
4 tbs of olive oil
Black pepper


Wash, peel and cook the carrots in the vegetable stock. Keep the remaining stock.
Mash the carrots with the stock, till you have a fine cream.
Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice,…

Grammatical Gender in Spanish Language

In Spanish, as in most Indo-European languages except English, gender is a purely arbitrary feature of with nouns. Those concepts representing animate beings tend to have natural sex, although this is not the case in many names of animals, where the feminine is often used to refer to both sexes: mosca (fly), araña (spider), culebra (snake), pantera (panther), ballena (whale), cebra (zebra),…

Simple Past Tenses in Spanish Language: “Pretérito Indefinido” and “Pretérito Imperfecto”

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Two of the most common verb tenses to refer to the past in Spanish (though not the only ones) is the Past Perfect Simple and the Imperfect Past. Both serve the same purpose to recount past actions, with little connection to the present:
The Present Perfect Simple, often featuring irregular forms (“yo fui”,” tú hiciste”…) is often preferred for specific actions, the inchoate and perfectiv…

Recipe: Black Puding and Grilled Goat Cheese with Honey Vinaigrette

Learn Spanish in Spain Cooking Bilbao

INGREDIENTS (6 pinchos)

One tomato
6 thick slices of Spanish black pudding (morcilla)
90 gr. of Goat Cheese
Sesame seeds
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar


Slice the tomato (half centimeter).
Brown the tomato a little.
Fry the black pudding carefully.
Put the black pudding on the tomato.
Cover it with the goat chees.
Grill it in the oven…

Simple Past and Present Perfect in Spanish Language

Learn Spanish Spain Pretérito Perfecto Simple y Compuesto

In the Manuel Seco´s Spanish dictionary “Diccionario de dudas y dificultades de la lengua española” we can find the following descriptions of these two verbal tenses.

Simple Past (canté /I sang): We use this tense to express a past action that has ended at a specific time in the past.

Present Perfect (he cantado /I have sung): We use this tense to express an action happened at an…