• Why Study Spanish

     

    Spanish is Everywhere 

    • Over 500 million people worldwide speak Spanish and it is one of the official languages of the United Nations
      Spanish is the second most used language in the United States.
    • The Latino population is the largest minority group in the United States
    • Spanish-language radio and television stations, as well as pod casts, are readily available for access for learning and personal interest
    • Instructions for a various services are often offered through a variety of media in Spanish
    • Spanish-speaking countries or territories include Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.

    How Does This Affect You? 

    • More and more college students are experiencing study abroad and with the large number of Spanish speaking countries, knowing the language can help immensely!
    • Since Spanish is a Romance Language, it will help you in understanding French, Portuguese, Romanian, Italian and English
    • Many employers seek candidates who are bilingual
    • Latino consumers are the fastest growing market segment in North America.  Their population in the U.S.A. has grown by 60% in just one decade and their buying power is expected to exceed 1.3 billion by 2013.