Who is Learning Spanish?
Spanish is becoming of greater importance in Europe and in North America, where it is often the foreign language of choice after English. With some 400 million speakers, Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world (after English, Chinese and Hindustani).
Why Learn Spanish Today?
- Learn Spanish to connect the world. Spanish is the primary language of 20 countries worldwide. In 15 years, more than 500 million people worldwide will speak Spanish.
- Learn Spanish to know your neighborhood. According to a Pew Research Center report, an estimated 37.6 million people in the United States speak Spanish as their first language and analysts predict the Latino population will reach approximately 128.8 million by 2060, likely making it the largest Spanish speaking country in the world. Proportionally, Hispanics will rise from around 16% of the U.S. population in 2010 to 30% by 2050.
- Learn Spanish is easy. Spanish and English share much of their vocabulary through cognates, as both languages derive many of their words from Latin and Arabic.
- Learn Spanish to improve your employment potential. Being bilingual makes you a more competitive force in society for jobs, travel, speaking to clients abroad. Many jobs today require a minimum of basic proficiency in another language and learning Spanish will make you more marketable when searching for a new job.
- Learn Spanish to improve your knowledge of your own language. You will have a better understanding of English since much of the vocabulary of English has Latin origins.
- Learn Spanish to broaden your mind from a cultural perspective. You will have the ability to watch a movie in Spanish without having to read the subtitles. You will have the opportunity to watch all of your cable or satellite channels and understand what is being said. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a wider variety of music.
- Learn Spanish to enhance your travel experiences. Knowing the language and culture of the land you visit will give you insights into the people and culture that a non-Spanish speaker would never have access to.
- Learn Spanish is a gateway to learning other languages. Spanish is part of the Indo-European family of languages, which are spoken by more than a third of the world’s population. If you learn Spanish, you’ll have a head start in learning the other Latin-based languages such as French and Italian.
- Learn Spanish to increase your circle of friends. The more languages you know and are able to speak fluently, the more people you will be able to talk to.
- Learn Spanish makes you smarter. Being bilingual can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.
By choosing to learn Spanish, you can impress your friends and colleagues with your ability to speak another language. You will challenge your mind, enhance your resume and keep yourself entertained for years to come. Try Spanish Dale! Language School and Nicaragua, the most affordable, friendliest and safest country to learn Spanish!