If you learn Spanish as a second language, you can build a positive relationship with those who speak Spanish as their native language and are part of our population. The Hispanic population has an increasing influence on the U.S. as well as globally.
Our economy is becoming increasingly interdependent; Spanish is currently the third most frequently spoken language. Therefore, if you learn how to communicate in Spanish, you’ll be rewarded with a number of benefits.
If you are bilingual in English and Spanish, you are much more likely to be in demand in the marketplace. If you can speak Spanish, you’ll be much better able to communicate with customers, clients, employees and coworkers who are native Spanish speakers.
It is also becoming much more important to be able to communicate in Spanish with regard to business and career matters in general. Recent marketing studies have determined that the Hispanic segment of the population is the most rapidly increasing segment of the consumer market. This means that businesses are scrambling to attract and accommodate those who speak Spanish.
Why is this important to you? If you learn to communicate in Spanish, this can enhance your career. Additionally, this need is only going to grow, because the Spanish-speaking population is continuing to increase.
Globally, Spanish is the first language of more than 40 million people. It’s the third most common spoken native language, behind Mandarin and Hindi. Because there is such widespread use of Spanish currently, and because Hispanic culture worldwide is growing, you can see why it’s wise to choose it as a second language.
It’s certainly true that if you can communicate in Spanish, you’ll be able to interact with a greater number of people in more situations. For example, if you develop friendships or a romantic relationship with someone in a Hispanic family (or if one of your relatives does), it will be good to know how to speak Spanish. Or you might have Spanish-speaking families in your neighborhood, have Spanish-speaking employees or employers, or simply have situations in which you are going to have to speak with Spanish speakers during the course of a normal day. Besides that, Hispanic communities give us many rich and flavorful foods, which means that it’s even more intelligent of you to embrace both Spanish culture and the Spanish language.
If you don’t have the time to register for a Spanish language course, you can choose to do independent study at home. With these programs, you can learn Spanish as your schedule permits. Some of these courses, such as Pimsleur Spanish are only available in audio; these are good if you just need to learn to speak the language, but don’t need to learn to read the language. However, it’s likely that you’re going to want to both learn to read and speak the language. If this is true, you’re going to want to look at a more comprehensive program such as Rocket Spanish or Rosetta Stone Spanish that teaches you to both read and speak the language. Additionally, an interactive course will provide you with the greatest retention