Why learn Spanish?

The fourth most spoken language in the world, second in the United States and Europe, and the first in Latin America? Spanish, of course. This larger-than-life language is your ticket to a world of business, pleasure, cinema, music and literature. But why else you should study Spanish? Read on!

  • Graduated or graduating? In today's global marketplace, employers are looking for candidates who go beyond borders. By complimenting your studies with a Spanish language course you'll have access to a whole range of new opportunities in business, commerce, politics and tourism in Europe, Latin America and the United States.
  • Imagine backpacking from Lima to Machu Picchu, sightseeing in the streets of Buenos Aires, or lazing on the beaches of Santa Marta, Colombia! The decision to learn Spanish will open doors to fascinating new travel experiences in over 21 countries in Europe and Latin America. So learn Spanish! Grab your passport and backpack, and go!
  • The dynamic Latino population in the United States is growing in size and importance, and the Spanish language is quickly following suit. Today in the Land of the Free – where almost 20% of the population is Latino – you'll find entertainment, private business opportunities and government services all available in Spanish. Time to join in and study Spanish?
  • Ever wanted to understand the subtle sarcasm in an Almodóvar film, the melancholic lyrics of a Tango, or the contagious moves of a reggaeton hit? By choosing to study Spanish you'll finally have your chance to learn the intricacies of dozens of cultures, as reflected in their rich music, film, and dance traditions.
  • Attention bookworms! Spanish might be the mother tongue of well-known international actors, artists, and musicians, but it also boasts some of the most renowned writers in the world, including Pablo Neruda, Isabel Allende, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez and many more!

For more information, check out our tips page for great free resources on how to learn Spanish!