Why learn Spanish in today’s world? 2017-09-21T15:32:59+00:00

Why learn Spanish in today’s world?

  • Spanish is the second most natively spoken language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese (nearly 500 million people worldwide speak Spanish).
  • Spanish is the official language in 21 countries.
  • Spanish is the second most studied language in the world and second language in international communication (after English).
  • Mastering Spanish represents a competitive advantage for workers who want to move on to a Spanish speaking destination.
  • Two of the top ten MBA schools outside the United States are located in Spain (IE and IESE).
  • Being bilingual (Spanish and English) will continue to become more valuable for people who live in the United States with each passing year.
  • By 2050 the number of Hispanics in the United States is projected to grow exponentially to more than 100 million people. At that point, Hispanics will account for approximately one-quarter of the total U.S. population.
  • As countries in Latin America are strengthening and expanding their economies, they are becoming more important as trading partners.
  • The European Union and the United States are discussing a free-trade zone between both regions, a deal that would boost economic growth and help create much-needed employment.