Instituto Hispania, an organisation created in 1997, to promote Spanish language and culture in India, the South East Asian Region, recently opened it second branch in Chennai at Besant Nagar. Their first branch has been at Santhome since 2006. It aims at quality teaching and promotion of Spanish language and its cultural studies in India. The institute also offers corporate training, translation services and interpretation services. Batches for February (Besant Nagar): Basic course starts on February 11 (Mondays to Thursdays) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on February 16 (Saturdays and Sundays): from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Batches for February (Santhome): Diploma Inicial starts on February 9 (Saturdays and Sundays) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The centre is located atH-110,Ground Floor, 8 HIG Flats, M.G. Road (Old Velankanni Church Road), Besant Nagar. For details call 43521523/ 98405 12514. The Santhome venue is at No.3, Nimmo Road, First Floor, Santhome. For details call 24614850/24614852, or

Classes to begin on February 11