Spanish Language

Spanish, or rather the Castilian language, is one of the most spoken languages in the world.

Just five months after the first General meeting, on Wednesday 14th November 1984, the Círculo started the first lessons in Spanish which were held at the Emigrants’ Commission in Valletta. Two first year classes were organised with 65 students eager to learn more about Spain and its language. At that time, in Malta, no Spanish classes were available. The first Committee member in charge of the organisation of these classes was Mr. Antonio Grech ( Teaching co-ordinator ) who, together with Miss Mary Rose Mifsud, taught the first students of the Círculo.

Word spread quickly around, and more students came over to the Círculo to learn the Spanish language, creating a problem of space. This necessitated a move to find bigger premises. In the meantime we had to move and find other premises. We started holding lessons in St. Albert College in Valletta, St. Joseph High School in Blata l-Bajda and at 54, 4th Floor, St. Zachary Street. At present these lessons are being held at our new premises in Mikiel Anton Vassalli Street Valletta.

Mr. Antonio Espinosa Rodriguez Mrs. Chiara Felice, Miss Juanita Ellul Mr.George Camilleri and once again Mrs. Chiara Felice, gave all their energy as Teaching co-ordinators not only to promote the Spanish Language, but also to keep the high standard achieved by our students who won several scholarships in Spain.

From 65 students in 1984, we now have to cater for over 200 students annually spread over 7 classes, including advanced level and conversation.