about conoce


Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, with over 500 million Spanish-speaking people. The importance of the Spanish language is undeniable, being the second most widely used language, only behind English. It is the mother tongue of twenty-one countries in the world, as well as being one of the official and commonly used languages of forums such as the UN, the EU and Interpol. It is anticipated that by the year 2050, 10% of the world’s population will communicate in Spanish.

As the second most widely spoken language in the world, Spanish opens up cultural, social and economic possibilities in the cultural industry, as well as financial exchanges, business internationalisation and immigration opportunities, and great chances for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

Spain, traditionally rich country, is known worldwide for many festivities that are celebrated throughout the year. Some of them have been declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Fun, tradition and, at times, spirituality are combined in them. 'Sanfermines' in Pamplona, ‘Las Fallas’ in Valencia or  ‘Semana Santa’ in Seville are some of the best known, but there are a countless number of them for all tastes.

Over the past decades, Spanish has gained significant importance in business communication, due to the constant economic growth of Latin American countries which has made the knowledge of Spanish a necessity in distant Asian countries where international trade with Spain and Latin America has seen a huge leap in terms of imports and exports.

Apart from the financial gains, Spanish, a foreign language offers a unique experience to travellers, who love to explore different parts of the world and learn about diverse cultures, places, and lifestyles, will welcome learning about the local language to have a different taste when you speak the local language you can easily find the places, ask for directions, and even order food. Speaking a language gives you a better understanding of the country’s culture. You can interact with people more freely, make new friends, have more fun, and enjoyment. There has been a steady growth of language faculties due to increased interest in students to learn Spanish as a foreign language.

We, at CONOCE, thrive to be the Nexus between the Hispanic world and the Indian Sub-continent. Language help reduce the barriers in exchange of ideas between people of different societies. We provide the platform for people wanting to explore the Hispanic world by imparting the language basics along with programs crafted to know the culture, literature, art and architecture, and the Spanish way of living through interaction with the natives.

The founder members of CONOCE through their long association with the Spanish world have setup this institution wherein the lovers of this lively language can truly live its dynamics in Pune. At CONOCE, it’s just not learning the language through a textbook in a prescribed manner but also personally experiencing its diversity through workshops, seminars, study tours and interaction with mother tongue speakers.

We offer two courses - Students & Professionals - which will give a basic introduction to the language during a period of 4 months (60-70hours). In our tryst to break the monotony of the teaching methodology, the classes shall be complimented with various workshops, seminars, and interaction with natives. on completion we offer the possibility  to enhance the acquired knowledge by study tours in Spain. CONOCE collaborates with various Spanish universities and language institutes to meet the needs of the students and professionals. 

Also, CONOCE is the home to the native speakers who are currently in Pune.
‘Casa de los hispanohablantes’ serves the aim to integrate all Spanish speaking nationals. Here, the platform is laid for their recreation and at the same time as a place for reunion and design activities related to their country. We welcome all the native speakers of the Spanish language to be a part of this CASA, a home away from home.