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Why learn Spanish?

3 July, 2018 | LEARN SPANISH , Tips

You ask yourself: “Why should I learn Spanish as a foreign language?” Do you need some reasons to finish taking the step? It is a pleasure to help you from the blog of Hispania, escuela de español.

In an increasingly globalized world it is very important to know how to speak, at least, one foreign language and Spanish is one of the best options you can choose. Well, for us, it’s the best 😉

These are some data from Instituto Cervantes, published in 2017, that speak for themselves of the importance of Spanish in the world:


  • 572 million people speak Spanish in the world. This figure will increase to 754 million by the middle of the century. It is the second language in the world by number of native speakers, behind only Mandarin Chinese. In the present, 7.8% of the world’s population speaks Spanish.
  • It is currently one of the main languages ​​in terms of business in the world. Exports between Spanish-speaking countries are multiplied by four – thanks to the common language; Spanish is an important economic asset.
  • If you look on the Internet, Spanish is the third most used language in the network; 7.7% of Internet users communicate in Spanish. Even more in social networks, since Spanish maintains its second place in the main social networks: Facebook and Twitter.

In addition to all these data, Spanish is chosen as a foreign language because of its importance at a cultural level. Knowing the language of Cervantes you can enjoy works of masters of literature in their original language (Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Pablo Neruda, Quevedo, Lorca …) and approach art references such as Dalí, Picasso or Gaudí. Also, the quality of Spanish and Spanish movies is a motive (Pedro Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Guillermo del Toro …).

Learning Spanish also opens new doors in the workplace; to grow professionally or to expand a business. Many countries have Spanish as their official language, so the possibilities for employment multiplies. Maybe knowing Spanish is the key to your next job!

In addition to Spain, Spanish is the official language of 20 countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. And, although it is not an official language, Spanish is also spoken in the United States, Andorra, Belize and Gibraltar.

Mapa Lengua española

Another advantage is that you will enjoy more trips in Spain and Latin America, understanding and practicing the local language. The cultural wealth of Spain and the different countries of Spanish America is infinite. It will cost you to choose your next travel destination!

Surely after reading this post you are more motivated to start learning Spanish. Great! Do you want to learn in Hispania, escuela de español? Our teachers, all native graduates and specialized in teaching Spanish, are waiting for you.

In addition to all the advantages we have mentioned there are thousands of other reasons to learn Spanish. What is your reason to learn Spanish?

Leave us a comment and tell us!


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