Why taking Spanish lessons?
Spanish is the official language in Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Uruguay and Equatorial Guinea. That is a about 400 million people.
There are several countries with an significant number of Spanish speakers, even is not official language, as United States with 34 million and Philippines with 3 million, also smaller groups in Canada, Morocco or Brazil. In Europe became the second choice as a foreign language after English.
You can travel to Spain and Latin America
In 2010, Spain was the fourth most visited country in the world after France, the United States and China with 53 million visitors according to the World Tourism Organisation. Mexico and Argentina are also very popular destinations in America too. Also, Spain is the most popular destination for British people in 2013.
In research by Abta in 2022 the top 10 overseas destinations people plan to travel to in 2022 (and their change in ranking compared to last year) are:
- Spain (29.3%) =
- USA (18.1%) +1
- France (17.8%) -1
- Italy (16.4%) =
- Greece (10.1%) =
- Portugal (8.7%) =
- Germany (8.2%) =
- Australia (5.1%) +2
- Canada (4.5%) +2
- Turkey (4.0%) +2
NY Times says: “Primero hay que aprender español” (First you must learn Spanish)
If you want to know more reasons about the importance of learning Spanish, not only for your holidays, also to achieve new professional purposes, please read this article published in New York Times.
If you are interested in learning Spanish, visit our courses page.