Lima, Peru (PRWEB) January 29, 2008
The Spanish language is swiftly becoming indispensable in the German professional world. For this reason, a record number of Germans are beginning to study Spanish language programs.
German interest in the Hispanic culture is also on the rise. More and more German speakers are traveling to Latin America and discovering the natural beauty and diverse culture of this continent.
According to the German Latin America Association (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Lateinamerika)*, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica and Mexico are now amongst the top Latin American destinations for German tourists.
Ecuador's participation in the 2006 German hosted World Cup has awoken growing interest in the country, with the total number of German tourists in Ecuador rising from 25,000 in 2005 to 27,500 in 2006.
More than 120,000 Germans traveled to Mexico in 2006 and this figure is expected to rise to 300,000 by 2010.
As well as for tourism, Germans are traveling to Spanish speaking countries for work and business related purposes. Many are now taking Spanish language courses in South America.
Spanish is a romance language and helps Germans to learn other related European languages, such as French, Portuguese and Italian. Many Germans choose to learn Spanish in Lima (Lernen Sie Spanisch in Lima ), the capital of Peru and the oldest colonial city in the Americas.
One of the best Spanish language schools in Lima ( Spanische Schulen im Lima ), Peru is El Sol, accredited by the Peruvian Ministry of Education for its high academic standards. El Sol is dedicated exclusively to Spanish instruction, offering personalized and structured Spanish language classes in Peru, based on individual interests, needs and learning styles.
Students may take full-time or part-time private and small group classes, and participate in cultural excursions, dance classes and cooking workshops. The school also offers a Spanish language course online for students who are unable to study Spanish in Peru and for those who want to continue their studies once they return home.
The Spanish language academy is based in an old 1930's residence in the heart of beautiful seaside district, Miraflores, one of the safest areas of Lima. Miraflores is also amongst the most eminent cultural and entertainment hubs of the city, regularly hosting art exhibitions, bands and dance displays. Dozens of hotels, Internet cafés, restaurants, shops and parks are within walking distance of the academy, ensuring that all students enjoy a pleasant and comfortable stay.
El Sol is hosting a record number of German tourists, businessmen and Spanish language students every year. For further information, please visit the school's German language web page at http://elsol.idiomasperu.com/german/index.html , or visit the school´s page in English at http://elsol.idiomasperu.com
*Latin America Association (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Lateinamerika)
Author: Amy New is a freelance writer who is currently employed in a Spanish distance education program headquartered in Lima, Peru http://www.webspanish.com