Friday, November 23, 2012
According to this article in Spanish, the Instituto Cervantes will not be closing any of its centres even though funding is to be reduced by 37%. The reason: they expect to be able to save 5 million euros through restructuring, other cost savings and increasing the number of diplomas awarded to students learning the language. Not sure exactly what that means - is it more frequent testing, offering new types of diplomas, something else? The 2013 test schedule is already set, so I don't think there'll be any change there.
Checking another article: ah, I see. The institute foresees an increase in demand for classes and testing so this along with some restructuring should help them avoid having to close any centres. Good news.