Why Study Spanish?

Why Study Spanish?

WHY STUDY SPANISH? Seora GROEB TOP TEN REASONS TO STUDY SPANISH LANGUAGE OF THE FUTURE! JOBS/EMPLOYMENT COLLEGE ADMISSION HIGH SCHOOL REQUIREMENT TRAVEL EXPERIENCES / STUDY ABROAD UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD APPRECIATION OF OTHER CULTURES EXPAND VOCABULARY BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF ENGLISH

INCREASES YOUR INTELLIGENCE! LANGUAGE OF THE FUTURE! SPANISHS INFLUENCE IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD IS LITERALLY GROWING EACH AND EVERYDAY. SPANISH IS THE 4TH MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD AND 21 COUNTRIES CLAIM SPANISH AS THEIR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE. IT IS SPOKEN BY ALMOST 400 MILLION PEOPLE

WORLDWIDE! 50%- HALF OF THE POPULATION IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE SPEAKS SPANISH, MAKING IT THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE FOR AS MANY PEOPLE AS ENGLISH IN THIS REGION OF THE WORLD. 21 Spanish Speaking Countries EuropeSpain Central AmericaGuatemala Honduras El Salvador Nicaragua Costa Rica Panama Caribean Cuba Dominican Republic Puerto Rico

North America Mexico - South America Venezuela Colombia Ecuador Peru Bolivia Paraguay Chile Argentina Uruguay AND. The US. SPANISH-SPEAKERS IN THE UNITED STATES According to the 2012 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language spoken at home by

38.3 million people in the US Eight states that have the largest percentage of Spanish Speakers in the USCalifornia, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Arizona, New Jersey, and Colorado. JOBS AND EMPLOYMENT SPANISH CAN BE AN INCREDIBLY MARKETABLE SKILL AND ASSET THAT CAN GIVE YOU A SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGE OVER THE COMPETITION IN OUR GLOBAL ECONOMY.

DUE TO THE INCREASE IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING POPULATION IN THE U.S., KNOWING BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH WILL CONTINUE TO BECOME MORE AND MORE VALUABLE IN THE JOB MARKET. JOBS FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS LEARNING SPANISH CAN HELP YOU TO ACQUIRE PROMOTIONS

AT YOUR JOB OR CAN PAVE THE WAY FOR YOU TO MOVE ABOVE AND BEYOND TO OTHER CAREER PATHS. WHAT KINDS OF JOBS CAN YOU GET IF YOU SPEAK A SECOND LANGUAGE? TRANSLATOR TEACHER TOUR GUIDE ATTENDANT INTERPRETER REPORTER FLIGHT

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND COLLEGE ADMISSION DUNDEE REQUIRES AT LEAST TWO YEARS OF A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AS A REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL. NOT ONLY IS PROFICIENCY IN SPANISH IMPORTANT FOR GRADUATION, IT IS ALSO SIGNIFICANT FOR ADMISSION TO COLLEGES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.

INCREASING NUMBERS OF COLLEGES ARE REQUIRING 2 TO 4 YEARS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN HIGH SCHOOL AS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR ADMISSION. TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & STUDY ABROAD MANY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE WORLD OFFER STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY ABROAD TO LIVE, TRAVEL, AND TAKE CLASSES IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY FOR A SEMESTER OR EVEN A YEAR. KNOWING A SECOND LANGUAGE SUCH AS SPANISH INCREASES THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMMERSE ONESELF IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND

CULTURE. STUDYING ABROAD ALLOWS YOU TO DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE LANGUAGE WITH MORE SPEED THAN IN THE CLASSROOM, AND BROADEN YOUR LIFE PERSPECTIVE WHILE DISCOVERING AND APPRECIATING THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURE AND THE DIFFERENCES IN THE WORLD AROUND YOU. UNDERSTANDING OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY LEARNING ABOUT RESPECT, TOLERANCE, AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY ARE SOME OF THE MOST

SIGNIFICANT AND LASTING BENEFITS FROM STUDYING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY. STUDYING ABROAD ALSO GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME EXPOSED TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOODS, MUSIC, RELIGIONS, AND BELIEFS IN GENERAL AND RESPECT FOR THESE DIFFERENT VIEW MAKES YOU A MORE WORLDLY, KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND WELLEDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD. EXPAND & IMPROVE ENGLISH

VOCABULARY LEARNING SPANISH ACTUALLY HELPS TO INCREASE, EXPAND, AND IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH VOCABULARY. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? THERE ARE MANY WORDS THAT LOOK, SOUND, AND MEAN THE SAME THING IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. THESE ARE CALLED COGNATES.

COGNATES ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEY ALLOW US TO EXPAND OUR VOCABULARY IN SPANISH AND MAKE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN BOTH LANGUAGES.

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