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Why should my kid study Spanish?

There are many and diverse reasons to learn Spanish:

It is widely spoken…

  • Spanish is the tongue language of more or less 380 million people in the world
  • There are also about 100 million in the world who speak it as their second language
  • In the United States alone, it is the language of origin of nearly one person in ten
  • It’s the third most widely spoken language in the world and second in the US
  • Spanish is the foreign language most studied in non Hispanic countries of America and Europe. Today it is the official language of the United Nations, the European Union and other international organizations
  • It is the first language in 21 countries: Mexico with 98 million, Spain with 39 million, Argentina with 35 million, Colombia with 36 million, Venezuela with 22 million, Peru with 20 million…
  • In the US more than 35 million citizens have Hispanic origin (13% of the population). Almost all of them speak Spanish in their houses as a native tongue
  • Hispanic population in the US has grown by 60% in just one decade

It increases your potential…

  • It increases the number of possibilities in the job market and better expectations of growth for your company in international level
  • It allows you to move into geographical areas where English in not spoken
  • It increases significantly you possibilities to interact with other people in business, friendships, commerce, vacations, etc

It is where the growth is…

  • Spanish is expected to be the first language of 50% of the population of the United States within 50 years
  • Latin American countries are experiencing constant economic growth and because of that, are becoming more important as trading partners
  • According to the Kiplinger Washington Editors, the Hispanic share of the workforce will increase 25 percent by 2010

 

NEWS:

Hispanics in the U.S.: Breaking Down the Numbers, NPR, All Things Considered, June 9, 2005, by Robert Siegel

Hispanics now one-seventh of U.S. population
Census Bureau estimates 41.3 million in fastest-growing ethnic bloc, June 10, 2005

Hispanic Growth Surge Fueled by Births in U.S., By D'Vera Cohn
Washington Post Staff Writer, Thursday, June 9, 2005

Latinos Fuel U.S. Population Growth, by David Schaper, NPR, All Things Considered, June 9, 2005

Minorities Driving Growth in D.C. Area By D'Vera Cohn, Washington Post Staff Writer, Thursday, September 30, 2004

Multilingualism Is a Necessity In Many Jobs, America,The Seul Times, By Rita Zeidner

 

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