I’ll study… mañana.

Spaniards are famous for postponing everything to ‘mañana, mañana”. Is this fair? Hmmm. They are generally more relaxed and less obsessed with ‘their careers’ than the British for example…

However, times are changing and with ‘la crisis’ it’s productivity or loss. Spaniards work for some of the longest hours in Europe, but they are not up there on productivity… Not currently, anyway.

One thing the Spanish do leave for tomorrow is English. El inglés: La asignatura pendiente.  Adults have learned English since they were small but many are embarrassed to say more than “Hello, how are you?”

Spanish TV and films are dubbed, which doesn’t help. But with digital TV and the web 2.0 this is now changing.

Besides, Spanish companies now demand that their employees know English, and many Spaniards want to move abroad to find employment…

Can a ‘mañana, mañana’ mentality survive in our fast-paced, crisis-stricken world? Spain wouldn’t be Spain if, to some small extent, it didn’t :(.


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