Learn Spanish, 30/05/2016

Nowadays the knowledge of at least one foreign language is essential for both, business and pleasure activities. But learning another language is also important because helps you understand your own language and increases your communication skills. And if you are living in Spain you’ve probably already realized on the advantages of speaking Spanish. If you still are not sure about start learning Spanish we’ll give you 5 reasons that will make your mind up.

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1. Get on with millions of native Spanish speakers worldwide
Spanish is the official language in 21 countries and in countries like the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Brazil or Morocco there are a large number of Spanish speakers despite it is not the official language. In fact Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world after Chinese and English. Therefore learning Spanish allows you for communicating with more than 350 million people.

2. Will help your career
Knowing more than one language is already a plus on your curriculum vitae because it shows your ability, proves that you have interest in learning and desires of improving and growing. But also, there are many professions where knowing Spanish may be crucial to get the job or tohighlight above others. It is not new that in today’s globalized world you will have to work with people from other countries and continents, and as we have already seen, in many of these countries they speak Spanish. For this reason learning Spanish will open a door to new and better job opportunities.

3. Travel more
Dream with a swim in the idyllic Caribbean beaches of Mexico, Panama or Costa Rica. Or make a route through the beautiful cities of Latin America discovering the culture of Argentina, Uruguay , Chile and Ecuador. And do not forget to visit Spain, not only Madrid and Barcelona (there are plenty of activities to discover the city while learning Spanish). Fall in love flamenco in Andalusia; enjoy a good wine in La Rioja and the delicious pinxos in the Basque Country. When travelling you always meet lots of people and knowing Spanish will make your travel experiences more exciting and rewarding.

4. Enjoy Spanish books and movies
Read books and watch movies in Spanish are an excellent way to improve for those learning Spanish and when you are completely fluent in the language you will forget translations. Then you will be able to read El Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes or more contemporary writers such as Gabriel García Márquez, Roberto Bolaño or the recent Nobel Prize for Literature Mario Vargas Llosa. The same happens with de cinema. You can say goodbye to subtitles in Almodovar’s films and, at last, understand the wonderful dialogues between Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz in Woody Allen’s film Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

5. Spanish it’s easy
Compared to other languages (such as German, French or Chinese) learning Spanish is very easy. Firstly because it is written as it is pronounced because it is a phonetic language. This may seem trivial but it is very important when you start to speak and write because there are no complicated words or either rare pronunciations. In addition, many words and roots are similar to English. The most complicated part is mastering grammar. But gradually and also with the help of an intensive Spanish grammar course you’ll see that verbs, pronouns and prepositions are not as difficult as they seem.

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