Did you know that over 400 million people are Spanish-speakers?

Spanish is spoken in over 40 countries around the globe. It is second only to Chinese for the number of native speakers who use it as their first language. The ability to speak Spanish opens worldwide opportunities in studies, business, industry, government and non-profit organizations.

More and more people in the United States are learning Spanish. Even in Europe, right after English, it is the foreign language of choice. It is an official language on four continents and according to some statistics it has more native speakers than English does.

If looking at the above does not convince you that Spanish is a good choice for a second language then here are some other reasons:

It helps you have a better understanding of English. Much of the English vocabulary has Latin origins. Helps you to get better acquainted with your neighbors, those who cannot speak English When you travel you may be able to experience things that you would not otherwise be able to if you know the language. Remember, Spanish is on four continents! Multicultural understanding is important in our ever-changing world. Get to know how others think and feel about things. There is also a lot of Spanish literature and art to explore. It opens the door to learning other languages that are latin-based such as French and Italian. Even Russian and German have characteristics similar to Spanish. Employment opportunities are expanded by knowing Spanish It’s easy! Spanish is one of the easiest languages to learn because of its similarities to English It’s fun!

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