Have you always wanted to learn a foreign language but haven't been able to decide which one? Well, besides all the benefits that come with learning any foreign language, here are 5 reasons to start learning Spanish today!
- 1. It's a global language
- 2. Your travel experiences will be more exciting and rewarding
- 3. Spanish is relatively simple to pick up
- 4. You could work or study abroad
- 5. There're 49 million Colombians waiting to speak with you
1. It's a global language
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers. It is also the most spoken language in the American continent. With about 480 million native speakers, Spanish has its nose in front of English (379 million native speakers).
As the official language of 20 countries, Spanish is your best bet if you want to learn a language that will open doors and even whole continents for you.
2. Your travel experiences will be more exciting and rewarding
Many popular tourist destinations like Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, among others, have Spanish as their official language, which means that by being able to communicate in this language you'll get a good grasp on entire aspects of a country's culture that would otherwise be very difficult to understand.
3. Spanish is relatively simple to pick up
Let's be honest! No foreign language can be learn without willing to put in the effort, but, compared to other languages, there're several advantages worth mentioning about learning Spanish. This language does not require students to learn a completely new alphabet and because English has many words from Latin, you'll immediately recognize many Spanish words that share the same roots.
Moreover, Spanish words are spelled phonetically, which means a better chance of getting the pronunciation right.
4. You could work or study abroad
Speaking Spanish opens up the opportunity for you to either work in any Spanish speaking country or study at any univeristy offering programs in Spanish. These experiences, apart from getting you out of your comfort zone, can take your language skills to the next level and help you develop both professionally and personally.
5. There're 49 million Colombians waiting to speak with you
There're many aspects of a country's culture that cannot be fully understood without speaking its local language. Speaking Spanish means being able to communicate with 49 million Colombians who are ready to show you Colombia's true colors. It's an opportunity to meet new people and make lifelong friendships.