Looking to enhance your travel experiences? Impress your colleagues and officemates? Have an edge among other hopefuls in job seeking? Or just simply wanting to explore new and interesting stuff that is mentally challenging but healthy? Then why not learn a new language? There are hundreds of languages in the world, so which one? Spanish is one of the most widely used language globally with millions of native speakers scattered throughout the different regions of the world.
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Gerald Erichsen discusses why a second language must be learned and why you should consider Spanish.
Why Is It Beneficial to Learn Spanish?
Who’s learning Spanish these days? For starters, residents of the United States, a bunch not known for conquering monoligualism, are studying Spanish in record numbers. Spanish, too, is becoming of greater importance in Europe, where it often is the foreign language of choice after English. And it’s no wonder that Spanish is a popular second or third language: with some 400 million speakers, it’s the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world (after English, Chinese and Hindustani), and according to some counts it has more native speakers than English does.
It is an official language on four continents and is of historical importance elsewhere.
The numbers alone make Spanish a good choice for those wanting to learn another tongue. But there are plenty of other reasons to learn Spanish. Here are a few:
Better understanding of English: Much of the vocabulary of English has Latin origins, much of which came to English by way of French. Since Spanish is also a Latin language, you will find as you study Spanish that you have a better understanding of your native vocabulary. Similarly, Spanish and English share Indo-European roots, so their grammars are similar. Read more…
Spanish shows no signs of slowing down. Whether for work or for leisure, Spanish proves to be really quite handy. It bridges cultural gaps, language barriers, and makes your travel abroad less hassle. It also opens doors for business opportunities and new career endeavors. Learning Spanish also helps you stay mentally fit while having fun.
In the following article by Mexperience, we will learn how influential language is and how beneficial Spanish is.
Why Learn Spanish?
Spanish is one of the world’s leading and most widely spoken languages.
As modern communications and transport systems bring the world closer together, language remains the means by which we interact and build understanding of other peoples, cultures and the principal way in which we may learn from each other.
The Influence of Language
There is a famous story, told around the time of the Spanish Empire and its expansion west to present-day Latin America, about how Spanish grammar came into being.
So the story goes, a Bishop approached Queen Isabella of Spain, and offered to her a “book of Spanish Grammar Rules”, a work the Spanish intellectual elite had been working on for some while.
The Queen, puzzled, asked the Bishop: “Of what use is this to me?”, to which the Bishop replied, “But your Majesty, language is a perfect instrument of empire”.
And with the ‘royal adoption’ of this document, Spanish was the first ‘modern’ language to have grammar rules set out for its use; other languages followed suit. Read more here.
Even if you don’t have to learn a language for work or school and even if you aren’t planning an overseas trip, language learning is something that we should all seriously consider. Learning Spanish or any other language, will give you a great source of ongoing material to challenge your brain every day. It will not only boost your mental health but help in other aspects in life too.
BENNY LEWIS enumerates for us 10 good reasons to learn Spanish.
10 Good Reasons to Learn Spanish
Want to learn Spanish? You’re in good company. By one estimate, nearly 100 million people worldwide speak some level of Spanish as a second language, and that number is growing fast.
Spanish is the language that got me started on this whole language-learning adventure over a decade ago, so it’s definitely a language that has had an enormous impact on my life!
With so many possible languages you could learn, why learn Spanish?
Here are some ideas that I hope will appeal, whether you’re a seasoned polyglot looking to add another notch to your belt or a language newbie thinking about dipping your toes in the agua: Read more …
Learning a new language isn’t easy. It takes work, effort and dedication before being able to use a new one with ease. But the end result of all that perseverance is rewarding. Learning Spanish opens a door to all new sorts of enriching experiences that will come handy in the future. With the right amount of motivation, you will be able to speak Spanish fluently and use it to your own advantage in every aspect of life.