Millions of people study foreign languages worldwide, and many others are thinking of starting to learn a new language. If you are considering a new language, here are five reasons you might find to make time to learn Spanish in your schedule. Let's start!
1) Spanish is already the second most spoken language on Earth!
More than 400 million people speak Spanish as a mother tongue and 21 million study it as a foreign language worldwide. It is also the third most used language on the internet. Imagine the people you could meet and friends and relationships you could make, just by being able to speak Spanish with all these amazing cultures.
2) Travel around to more than 20 countries being able to communicate
Spanish is not only spoken in Spain, but in most Sudamerican countries like Mexico, Argentina, and many more! This means that you can practically travel across nearly an entire continent just speaking one language - crazy right?
3) Expand your boundaries
Are you thinking to work or expand a business of your own abroad? A whole Hispanic market is waiting for you. Knowing Spanish is also an added value on your curriculum or resume and companies will take this multilingual and multicultural experience will take it into account.
4) Learn a new culture!
Literature, cinema, art, music, festivals, etc. Learning Spanish means getting in touch with a wide range of cultural events and possibilities as well. Gabriel García Márquez, Frida Kahlo or Lola Flores are only some names on the long list of Hispanic all time celebrities.
5) Broaden your native language & vocabulary
Surprising? Let's see why. Whether you speak English, French or another language, you know that Spanish is from the Romance family language, which means that its roots come mainly from Latin. This helps speakers enhance their own vocabulary within their native language learn new vocabulary. Sometimes, Latin roots are shared between languages and are the base of other words that can be really useful in areas such as science, medicine, law, business, and education.
With so many great reason to learn Spanish, why haven't you started yet? Oh wait, one more reason I forgot: It is FUN! ¡Empecemos!