We know you have heard this two words before, haven’t you? They come along anytime when you get to know new people or are introduced to acquaintances. This is likely going to be your passport to any conversation with Spanish speakers (*you will use “amigo” when addressing a male speaker, and “amiga” when the speaker is a female).
In Spain, Spanish is the sole official language at the national level but not the only spoken language. Basque, Catalan, and Galician are co-official alongside Spanish in certain regions. Although we would love to teach you more about our language diversity in Spain, through this post on our blog we would prefer to let you know why you should be learning Spanish from today.
1. It is an easy language.
Written Spanish is almost completely phonetic. Thus, from the very first Spanish class with us, you will be able to pronounce any of the Spanish words you will encounter. This is a significant advantage to Spanish learner, as the language is easier to master as compared to other languages such as French (challenging in pronunciation) or Chinese (a slight variation in the tones will lead to very different meanings).
In addition to that, many of the Spanish vocabularies is similar to English. This can truly help with your Spanish reading comprehension. While mastering the grammar of Spanish can be a challenge for a beginner.
2. Access to an enormous cultural diversity.
The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha is a masterpiece and one of the most influential works of the Spanish literature.
When we talk about culture, we do not only mean literature. The music, the cinema, the architecture… the arts in general play a major role in understanding the influence of Spanish culture in the world.
You have probably heard of the ingenious and talented architect Antoni Gaudí, prodigious of the modernism. Or read One Hundred Years of Solitude by the universally recognized and Nobel Prize for Literature Gabriel García Márquez. How about Pedro Almodovar? You have probably watched some of his awarded movies and recognized some of the worldwide acclaimed actors such as Javier Bardem or Penelope Cruz. Not to mention songs by Shakira, Enrique Iglesias or Luis Fonsi (lately famous for his song “Despacito”).
The list goes on, so don’t hesitate to pay a visit to our center to get more information about the field that may suit you more.
3. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (by native speakers)
If you want a language that will open up whole continents to you, Spanish is your best bet. Knowing Spanish will ease your communication within the 20 sovereign states and dependent territories where Spanish accounts for the main language. It is estimated that almost 500 million people are native Spanish speakers worldwide, making Spanish the third most spoken language in the world, after Chinese and English.
It is the primary language of Spain, and most of South and Central America. Plus, according to a Pew Research Center report, the Latino population in the U.S. will likely reach 130 million by 2060, making it the largest Spanish speaking country in the world.
4. Mastering Spanish language will boost your career opportunities.
The booming of Latin American economies together with an increase in the international trade relations within these countries and the Asian countries provide an exceptional opportunity for Spanish speakers to widen their career development.
At the same time, many Latin American companies are looking for Spanish speakers from Asia who may help them expand the business and increase their exports to Asian countries.
5. You can multiply your travel destinations when you have some basic Spanish knowledge.
Spanish speaking countries are known to be very tourist friendly. It’s advisable to make an attempt to communicate in the native tongue while you’re abroad. Doing so can not only help to gain the goodwill of those around you but also enriches your travel experience and can be a valuable safety tool in case you find yourself in an emergency situation with no English speakers nearby.
Oh! Wait… We forgot to mention that Spanish has been declared the happiest language in the world. Thanks to a large amount of positive vocabulary and the friendly mindset of Spanish speakers.
So… what are you still waiting for to get a taste of this wonderful language? We have a fully certified team of teachers ready to guide you through the enriching process of learning a new language. Feel free to reach us anytime through our email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook or Instagram.
The Spanish Academy team, 🙂