More than 330 million people speak Spanish, making it the fourth-most utilized language in the world today. Spanish is the official language of Spain, Mexico, Equatorial Guinea, Colombia, Argentina and numerous other countries in Central and South America. Spanish is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
Learning Spanish will help you connect in new ways with people in your town, at your school, in the restaurants where you eat and the stores where you shop. Spanish also helps you get the most out of international travel.
As the number of Spanish-speakers in the U.S. and around the world continues to grow, the ability to understand and speak Spanish gets more valuable every day. If you’re interested in a career in healthcare, civil service, business or education, you’ll be amazed by how useful even basic skills can be.
Learning Spanish may help you feel more connected to your ancestors.
The United States is currently home to the fifth largest Spanish-speaking population in the world? According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 28.1 million people in the U.S. speak Spanish at home, and 40 million people know and use Spanish regularly.