Why Learn Spanish
Good Reasons To Learn Spanish
Do you think you want to learn Spanish but are not entirely sure if you should do it or not? Here are a number of good reasons why you should learn Spanish.
A lot of people speak Spanish
Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. About 400 million people speak Spanish, including nearly half of the Western Hemisphere. Spanish is spoken in more than twenty countries such as Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Cuba and Costa Rica. Related article: Spanish: More than meets the eye
Easy to learn
Spanish is easier to learn than most other languages. Spanish shares many words with English. English speakers find the grammar easier than Slavic languages like Russian or Asian languages like Japanese or Mandarin.
Easy to pronounce
English speakers find Spanish easier to pronounce than other languages. While students learning English may struggle to pronounce difficult words like “pneumonia”, you will have no such problem with Spanish. Spanish is a phonetic language and you pronounce the words as they are written.
Great for travel
Spanish is spoken in many of the popular travel destinations like Cancun, Punta Cana, and Ibiza. Being able to speak the local language and communicate with the native population makes travel easier and provides a more fulfilling travel experience.
Sharpen your mind
Learning a new language is good for the brain. You may have seen articles in the news recently about how older people can prevent mental aging and retain their mental acuity by learning or speaking a second language.
Make new friends
Studying a language is a great way to make new friends. You’ll meet new study partners. You’ll meet teachers and tutors. You’ll practice your Spanish by chatting with people by email or instant messenger or Skype.
Help you get a job
Being able to speak a second language looks good on your resume and could open doors for you in a globalized economy.
Self-esteem and self-confidence
Speaking a second language feels good. It makes you feel smart. It makes you feel like you accomplished something valuable and important. It gives you self-confidence.
Easier to learn other languages
After you learn Spanish you will find it easier to learn other Latin languages like Italian and French. The grammar and much of the vocabulary are similar. Also, Portugese will be a breeze.