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Learning Spanish The Benefits of Multilingualism

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Summary:
So you’ve decided to learn a language – good for you! This is a great
hobby that gives real results that you can use in your everyday life,
whether you are planning a vacation, or want to add diversity to your
resume


Keywords:
spanish lessons


Article Body:
So you’ve decided to learn a language – good for you! This is a great
hobby that gives real results that you can use in your everyday life,
whether you are planning a vacation, or want to add diversity to your
resume. And with over three hundred and fifty million people in the world
speaking Spanish, what better language could there be to learn?

With twenty-five countries in the world speaking the language as their
official or primary language, learning Spanish makes sense. While
acquiring any language as a second one has many benefits, such as
improving memory and problem-solving abilities, enhancing one’s ability
in any mother tongue and improving self-esteem, choosing a language that
has huge practical applications increases the value of the study
involved. With the US being the third largest Spanish speaking country in
the world, and this language second only to English in the frequency it
is spoken in homes, learning Spanish is a wise choice.

Whether Spanish is learned as part of a school curriculum or taken up in
later life, the benefits of gaining an understanding of this language in
particular are manifold. A knowledge of Spanish can afford an important
edge in today’s competitive job markets, particularly as an increasing
number of corporations are opening offices in South America. The NAFTA
treaty signed by the USA, Canada and Mexico has also increased trade and
communications between these three nations, making an understanding of
the Spanish language more useful than ever in the work place.

Studying Spanish is also valuable in providing enrichment at a personal
level, as the countries in which the language is spoken offer a multi-
layered cultural heritage that can be best explored through its native
tongue. Many literary masterpieces were written by Spanish authors, and
can be enjoyed to their full extent in their original language. An
understanding of the Spanish language also cultivates the desire to
travel to foreign lands, opening up new and fascinating worlds to the
student.

Learning Spanish can open up so many avenues of exploration, from those
in the business world to more personal paths of discovery. Enhance your
understanding of the world around you by learning about the linguistic
heritage of another culture, and see the world you live in as never
before.

				
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