Spanish is spoken around the globe by some 400 million people and is rapidly becoming the second language choice in the United States and in Europe. There are many reasons why you should learn Spanish nowadays and this post summarizes just a few of them.
Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world; after English, Chinese and Hindi. It is an official language on four continents and according to some sources it has more overall native speakers than English. Learning Spanish opens the door for you to communicate with a massive 1/3 of a billion more people worldwide.
Given that English has its roots in the Latin language, learning Spanish will help you understand more about your native vocabulary as Spanish is also derived from Latin. The grammar of both languages is similar as they both have Indo-European roots. Studying grammar forces you to learn about how a language is structured so in learning a second Latin-derived language you will immediately improve the understanding of English.
If you live in the United States, there is no doubt that Spanish is a useful language to learn as officially more than 10% of the total population is of Hispanic descent. In many areas near the Mexican border, Florida and New York; it is possible to maintain almost daily contact with Spanish spoken in public places.
It is no coincidence that over 50% of college and university students in the USA study Spanish as a second language. Communicating in Spanish will help enhance your travel experiences. If you are thinking of visiting any country in South America, Central America or even Spain, learning Spanish will help you find your way around and feel more in touch with the place where you are visiting. The best way to learn Spanish is simply by taking action now… the learning process can start today.