Learn SpanishSpanish is the second most studied language in the world.
Did you know?
- By 2050, the USA will become the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.
- Spanish is the official language of 22 countries.
- Spanish is the 3rd most used language on the internet.
A SEMESTER OF SPANISH IN LESS THAN 2 MINUTES!
Did you study Spanish in high school or college, but never achieved conversational fluency? If conversational Spanish is your goal, we have the solution!
10 REASONS TO LEARN SPANISH
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1. It's A World Language
After English, Spanish is the second most popular language in Europe.
With some 400 million speakers, Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. Only Mandarin, English and Hindi have more speakers.
If you count only native speakers, Spanish outranks English.
Spanish is an official language on four continents and is the mother tongue in 21 countries.
The sheer number of Spanish speakers and their rate of growth makes learning Spanish a smart choice.
2. Gain an Appreciation of Spanish Speaking Cultures
As well as opening up access to a wider world of art, literature, and history, learning Spanish in Blackpool can help you understand and appreciate day-to-day culture in the Spanish-speaking world.
The ability to read and understand authentic Spanish can give you an “insider” view into the language and all its different shades of meaning.
Language and culture go hand-in-hand. Learning Spanish in Blackpool will help you understand the culture; direct exposure to the culture will give you deeper insight into the language.
3. It Stimulates Your Brain!
Research indicates that knowing and using two languages reduces your chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease.
The scientists who studied this were motivated by earlier studies which showed that bilingualism enhances mental abilities in both children and older adults.
Other studies show that studying languages can improve your memory and slow age-related decline in mental acuity.
And studying another language makes you smarter! Your critical thinking skills will be improved as you learn to view things through a different lens. Learning a second language stimulates creativity!
4. The Next Language You Learn Will Be Easier
People who have become bilingual in Spanish or another language often say that once they have put in the hard work and practice to learn one language, the next one is much easier to master by comparison.
Learning a foreign language develops a whole set of mental, social and cultural skills and this newfound awareness carries over to learning other languages.
Learn Spanish in Blackpool and, once you have reached a proficient level, picking up a new language comes much more effortlessly.
Private Spanish tuition in Blackpool can open the door to other languages in the Romance language family. Italian, French, Portuguese or even ancient Latin will almost seem like “cousins” to the Spanish you’ve already learned!
5. It Improves Knowledge of Your Own Language
Spanish is from the Romance language family of languages, its roots coming primarily from Latin, the language spoken by the Romans.
As you might know, English, too has many words of Latin origin. Because of this, Spanish lessons in Blackpool can benefit your English (as well as some other European languages) and broaden your vocabulary, as they share the many Latin roots.
In addition, a recognition and understanding of these words of Latin origin is especially helpful in certain professions in science, medicine, law, and many others with specialised vocabulary as the many centuries of Roman rule left their mark linguistically in these and other modern scientific and professional fields.
6. It Will Transform Your Travel Experience
You don’t have to know Spanish to travel to a Spanish speaking country, but your trip will be so much richer and more rewarding when you learn to speak Spanish in Blackpool before you travel.
If you only speak English, you will be forced to confine yourself to popular tourist resorts where nearly everyone speaks some English. But if you want to explore the area and get to know the local people, you need to know Spanish.
Even simple things, such as reading signs and menus, asking directions or telling a cab driver where you want to go requires some knowledge of the language. Hispanic people are amazingly generous, and if you speak Spanish you will find yourself being welcomed in a way that would never happen if you spoke only English.
Simply put, when you travel to a Spanish speaking country, knowing the language will allow you to move from the role of observer to that of an active participant.
7. It's Rapidly Becoming a Business Necessity
Spanish is becoming more and more important with regards to business.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to offer your product or service to the 350 million people whose mother tongue is Spanish?
As for job opportunities, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have Spanish on your résumé. In the United States, for example, if you are bilingual, you will be more marketable and have more career choices than your monolingual counterpart.
Globalisation, with its accompanying free trade agreements, is shrinking the business world. So Spanish lessons in Blackpool can help you give the edge.
8. You'll Be Able To Help Others
If you are the type of person who likes to help others, learning to speak Spanish will put you in a position where you can help both Spanish speakers who don’t speak English and English speakers who don’t speak Spanish.
Now that’s what we like to call a “win-win” situation.
9. Spanish Will Improve Your Employabiity
With the world becoming ever more global, contact with people of other countries has increased tremendously in recent decades.
Just having a basic knowledge may be all it takes to separate yourself from the crowd of applicants for the job you are pursuing.
10. Learning Spanish Is Fun!
Learning Spanish in Blackpool opens up lots of opportunities to have more fun.
Who doesn’t enjoy reading a good book or watching a good movie? Music? Food? The satisfaction of accomplishment? It’s there waiting for you to grab it!
For all these reasons and a whole lot more, private Spanish tuition in Blackpool can open up a world of enjoyment, and be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do.
Whether your motivations are practical, intellectual or sentimental, learning Spanish is something that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
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Karen Montanaro's qualifications include:
- BA (Hons) in European Business Administration & Languages
- CTLLS (Certificate in Teaching in the Life-Long Learning Sector
- Trinity Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity CertTESOL)
- Member of the Institute of Linguists
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