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don Quijote will give you the reasons why you should learn Spanish
You’ll be able to communicate with over 572 million people around the world. According to the Instituto Cervantes, there are more than 477 million native Spanish speakers, and that number increases drastically if we include those who speak Spanish as a second language. Learning to speak Spanish will open all types of new doors for you, allowing you to discover a world of new opportunities. So, let’s get started: come learn Spanish with us!
It makes travelling a whole lot easier. Wherever you go, there will surely be someone speaking Spanish! The Spanish language will enhance the experiences you will have during your journey. Learning the local language will get you first pick as tourist. Native Spanish speakers love when people learn to speak Spanish, it shows respect to the visiting country.
Speaking Spanish will open the door to a rich, gorgeous and historically important culture. You will learn more about the country, where Spaniards like Pablo Picasso and Miguel de Cervantes came from. Many of the most popular artworks of the modern age have been created by artists of Spanish origin. Check out the famous book “Don Quijote” by Miguel de Cervantes or the films by the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar or the Mexican Guillermo del Toro.
A 2017 study by New American Economy found that the demand for bilingual employees in the US has more than doubled for both low-skilled and high-skilled workers. A rising number of employers prefer individuals who can speak Spanish fluently. Be aware of certain skillsets you need so you can obtain your dream job.
While learning Spanish takes a lot of practice, hard work and dedication, the learning process helps you expand your attention spans and creates a stronger working memory. These skills are transferable to other aspects of life and it has been said that once you become bilingual it’s like a mental workout and you become stronger.
The best way to learn how to speak Spanish is by making new friends. Spanish is one of the fastest growing languages worldwide. Learning Spanish may help you out when you're lost in a new city or get invited to the hottest party. You will be able to meet so many new people and form bonds you would otherwise be unable to. You won't just be a spectator but someone involved.
Has anyone dedicated a Spanish song to you but had no idea what it meant? Love Shakira? Or maybe that new song Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee? This is a fun benefit to learning Spanish so you can jam out in the nightclub or in the car. You will be able to sing aloud with your new friends to the coolest Spanish songs.
Understanding Spanish has a rubbing off effect when starting to learn any other Romance language like Portuguese, Italian, French and Romanian. Knowledge of one makes it much easier to pick up any of the others, since they all evolved from Latin and still share grammar and syntax, and have lots of similar vocabulary.
While you’re taking your Spanish lessons, you will quickly notice how learning Spanish will help you boost your vocabulary by familiarizing you with Latin roots. For example, the Spanish word mal means bad. That small root always carries a negative connotation in English. It becomes obvious in words such as malevolent, malicious, malfunction, and malignant.
Many high schools, colleges, and universities offer study abroad opportunities. don Quijote offers programs that immerse you into the Spanish culture while you learn Spanish abroad. They are available to choose from and they vary in time from as little as a week of study to one semester, or even a whole year.