Sunday, July 22, 2007

Why Everyone Should Know A Little Spanish

Spanish is an intricate and romantic language, boasting all the flair and prestige of Spanish culture. On top of that, it's also one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with an amazing geographic coverage, spanning North and South America and Europe in particular. It is also considered an international trade language, and some employers specifically require employees to have a grasp of Spanish before they can offer employment. All in all, it's an important language to be familiar with, and all Americans should try to learn the very basics.

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages, behind English and the Asian languages. Of course, this is all the more relevant in North America where there is a substantial proportion of Hispanic population. As part of our basic knowledge, it is a good idea to understand basic conversation in Spanish. This allows for community integration, and cultural understanding which helps to break down prejudice and fight racism. Additionally, it allows conversation regardless of frontiers, between those who may not necessarily rely on English as a form of communication. It is naïve to think the rest of the world speaks English anyway, and this is an attitude that will leave you well behind remaining competitive. A grasp of Spanish allows conversation which could ultimately clinch international trade deals which would otherwise not be possible. It's no wonder many employers demand Spanish as an essential skill. Alternatively, you might like to pick up some conversational Spanish for a trip abroad, or to a Spanish speaking region. Whatever your motivation for learning, it is clearly a worthwhile thing to do.

If you're not interested in commercial trade, your job doesn’t require interaction in Spanish, and you're not intending on going on vacation, then why would you possibly need to know Spanish? Spanish is much more than a basic language skill. Underneath you'll find that learning a language demands dedication and commitment as well as problem solving and reasoning to analytically approach texts and interpretations. The skills picked up from learning a foreign language like Spanish can be applied in a variety of everyday situations to help you focus more on objectively solving problems in a reasoned manner. Coupled with the fact that Spanish is a tremendously widely-spoken language, it is clear that all Americans should at least know the basics as part of everyday knowledge.

Gray Rollins is a writer for Visit us right away to learn Spanish quickly and easily from the comfort of your own home.

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  2. Thats right.
    Great for learning spanish is en101.


  3. Hey Saksa, my friend. It's nice to see you visited Spiral Journal. Thanks for leaving your link. Hopefully it will help someone wanting to learn Spanish!

  4. I agree, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, so everybody should attempt to learn a little. I lived in Spain a few years ago I found it the best way to learn Spanish