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To teach and learn Spanish language as a foreign language involves understanding the concepto of interculturality, which asks for an investigative look to appraise social, geographical, political, cultural, pedagogical and linguistic differences among countries that, even though they speak different languages, wish to communicate each other. This paper makes part of a research project intitled "Pedagogical university narrative". In it, a trainee who is about to get her degree as a Bachelor in Modern Languages from Universidad de Caldas (Colombia) and her advisor, as principal investigator, show how in New Delhi Spanish language acquisition is permeated by cultural factors that, if not adequately addressed, become barriers hindering the integration of language to contents, feelings and expectations related to the everyday context Spanish students live in -different from their mother language- in a foreign speaking country.
Keywords : Spanish as a foreign language; interculturality; cultural factors; language acquisition.