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Relation between Ernest Hemingway and Spain
Ernest Hemingway was fascinated with spanish language and culture. He spent a large part of his life in Spain and his works are influenced by this. Instituto Hemingway hopes to convey this passion for Spain to its students
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and started his career as a writer in a newspaper office at the early age of seventeen. During the First World War he joined a volunteer army unit in Italy. When he returned to the United States he worked in Chicago as a reporter for Canadian and American newspapers. In 1936, Hemingway traveled to Spain to report on the Civil War going on in the country at this time. As many writers he supported the cause of the Loyalist. He used his experience as a reporter during the Spanish Civil War when he wrote his most prominent novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls. The work is based on real events and reveals the story of an American Robert Jordan who fights Spanish soldiers on the Republican side. Hemingway dedicated his outstanding work to his third wife, a Spanish journalist, Martha Gelhorn, whose devotion and desire to travel inspired him.
Ernest Hemingway once referred to Spain in a letter as “the last good country left”. One can definitely see that his Spain is, in fact, a quite enchanting place.
Through the Spanish language courses and cultural activities Instituto Hemingway aims at offering a broader exploration of the Spanish culture. Just like the American author Earnest Hemingway has shown his own fascination of Spain, the school would like to give the chance to everyone to discover the many aspects of the Spanish culture and create their own Spanish experience.
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About Instituto Hemingway :
Instituto Hemingway designs and delivers customized programs for individuals and groups who want to learn about other cultures by studying or working abroad.
Instituto Hemingway is a Spanish language school in Bilbao that was born in Spain, created by bilingual people who have worked both in education and outside it for a long time.
From personal experience, we have mastered the ins and outs of traveling, living and working in another country.
No matter which program you choose, how long you stay, where you want to go or what language you speak, our goal is to help our participants fully immerse themselves in another culture. Each program is structured to help you learn about the language, customs and lifestyles of the local people.