Why Study Spanish?

Spanish is the world's second most spoken language by native speakers in the world, after Mandarin Chinese.

Spanish is the mother tongue of approximately 350 million people in 21 countries including: Mexico, Spain, U.S., Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Panama, Cuba, Ecuador, and Peru. It is also widely spoken in many more countries where it is not an official language.

Residents of Puerto Rico are citizens of the United States. Both Spanish and English are the official languages of the island.

There are millions of native Spanish-speakers in the U.S., including in the tri-state area, California, the Southwest, Texas, and in Florida. Those who can communicate in the language will be able to connect with Spanish-speakers in fields such as politics, business, law, and healthcare.

Hispanic consumers represent the fastest-growing market segment in North America. Their population has grown quickly in just one decade, and the Hispanic population of the United States is expected to grow to 75 million by the year 2030, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The growing economies of South America also offer advantages for those who know Spanish for employment in the fields of commerce and web-based technologies.

Spanish is one of six official languages of the United Nations.