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Why Study Spanish?


Miguel de Cervantes Monument, Plaza de Espana, Madrid, Spain
  • Spanish is the third most spoken language worldwide.
    Spanish is spoken natively by approximately 350 million people in the world today. Another 100 million or so speak Spanish as a second language The ability to speak Spanish obviously allows you to communicate with a great many people, but the advantages do not end there.

     
  • The ability to speak Spanish gives you an enhanced travel experience to over 21 countries on 4 continents.
    Spanish is an official language of countries in Europe, Africa, North America, and South America.

     
  • Spanish is a language with a rich cultural and linguistic history.
    Everyone has heard of Cervantes' Don Quijote de la Mancha. In 2005, Don Quijote celebrates its 400th year and is one of the most translated books in history, second only to the Bible. Studying Spanish gives you a cultural appreciation of literary works such as this one and of other works in fields such as the arts, architecture, music, and cinema.

     
  • Spanish is an important international language.
    It is one of the official languages of the United Nations, the European Union, and other organizations.

     
     Flags of Spain and the European Union
  • Spanish is an important business language used in international trade.
    Opportunities are not limited to those abroad. Spanish is spoken natively by approximately 25 million people in the U.S., making it the fifth largest Spanish-speaking country in the world today. Spanish is expected to be the first language of 50% of the U.S. population in 50 years.

     
  • The ability to speak Spanish gives you an advantage in employment opportunities and salary potential.
    This applies to a wide range of fields such as education, law, and medicine. Also, the growing Latino population in the U.S. will continue the increase in the demand for Spanish-language media: television and radio stations, newspapers, and advertising.

     
  • Spanish can be the key to unlock your future success.

     

Why Study Spanish?
The reasons and opportunities are endless....