Welcome to our brand new website and blog. The website and the blog are new but Eloquentia is not. Oh no! We started back in 2007, so we have been giving intensive English courses in Spain for 10 years now! And because we like doing them so much, we will continue for many more years from now.
“and the times they are a changin”
So why a new website and blog? Well 10 years is a long time “and the times they are a changin”, to quote Bob Dylan. Websites nowadays need to be responsive to be viewable at all the different devices and we can proudly say that the Eloquentia website www.intensivoingles-eloquentia.es is now ready for that. And as we’re modernising it, we have decided to start a blog to share some of the interesting, beautiful, funny or tricky things that involve the English language and culture, or are connected to our courses.
What’s in a name
An example of an interesting item that is connected to our courses is the name of our business: Eloquentia. It comes from Latin and means eloquence. Maybe that doesn’t help you much, so a translation into normal English would be: being skillful with words.
In Spanish it does exist as well: “elocuencia” and the official definition can be seen in this painting, made in January 2007 by our dear late friend Gema Noguera from Beceite:
“Facultad de hablar o escribir de modo eficaz para deleitar y conmover, y especialmente para persuadir a oyentes o lectores. Y todo aquel que posea dicha facilidad tiene el deber moral de intentar transmitirla.”
It pretty much reflects the core of our business: in Eloquentia’s courses we train Spanish adults to put the English that they have been studying skillfully into practice.
It may be obvious that the same painting inspired us in 2007 to design the Eloquentia logotype.
Well that’s it, our first entry in the new blog. We hope you enjoyed it. Stick around, there will be many more entries soon!