As the Hispanic population continues to rise and national borders begin to merge, the need to learn Spanish is becoming of utmost importance. There are 52 million Latinos in the United States and in fact, over the last decade, the United States has become the second largest home to Spanish speakers in the world after Mexico. The Hispanic population is also the largest and fastest growing minority group in the United States. Learning Spanish will give your child the advantage to move ahead in international business, the education or health care fields and to communicate effectively with his or her own neighbors.
A Language of the World:
With speakers across the United States, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe, it is an important language for both global business and international travel.
Large Spanish-Speaking Population in the U.S.:
Currently 16.7% of the entire U.S. population is Hispanic and that number continues to increase. The projected Hispanic population of the United States will be 132.8 million by July1, 2050. (Estimates by Pew Research Hispanic Center).
Employers Seek Spanish Speakers:
Whether it be in the healthcare , law enforcement, social services or international business fields, employers prefer bilingual candidates over their monolingual counterparts.
Large Consumer Market:
Hispanics are the largest ethnic race and minority in the United States. The Hispanic estimated purchasing power was $1.2 trillion in 2012 according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth.
Excellent Cultural Opportunities:
Latin American is home to ancient ruins, wonderful cuisine, lush landscapes and a window into excellent literature.
Learning A Second Language Improves Brain Power:
Learning a second language is said to boost English vocabulary and overall brain power. Children who study foreign language typically score 100 points higher on SATs.
Learning Spanish is Easy and Fun:
Because of its Latin roots, similar alphabet and pronunciation, Spanish is a relatively easy language for an English speaker to acquire. Moreover, with Hispanics in our own backyard, the language is widely accessible for practice.
Enroll in a Spanish Class Today! Contact your local Futura branch for more information.