Why learn Spanish?

Whatever your motivation -be it professional, career goals, examinations, your education in general or just plain fun- there is always a course that will fit you like a glove. Studying Spanish with Sandy Acevedo is more than learning the world's second most-use language.  If you speak Spanish you can communicate with nearly 500 million people in the world! This means you will have a greater number of possibilities in the job market.

 

Economic Indicators…

                                       

· The Hispanic population in the United States has grown by 60 per cent in just one decade. At present there are 35, 5 million Hispanics, representing 12,5 per cent of the total population.

· Due to this increase there is a growing demand for the media to be in Spanish: radio, television, newspaper, magazines,...

The Latin American countries are experiencing strong economic growth and they are becoming important commercial partners.

 

Spanish in Figures…

 

· At the end of the 19th century, 60 million people were Spanish speakers. Today, nearly 500 million people across the world speak Spanish!

· Spanish is the mother tongue of approximately 350 million people in 21 countries (Mexico: 95 million, Spain: 40 million, Argentina: 35 million, Colombia: 35 million, Venezuela: 25 million, Peru: 20 million...).

Spanish is the second most used language in international communication.

Source: Instituto Cervantes, Anuario Español en el Mundo 1999-2001.

 

Cultural Indicators …

 

Latin Culture has made a great contribution to the world’s art and literature. You must surely listen and dance to Latin rhythms, watch films with Latin actors and enjoy the paintings of famous Latin artists...

· Dance: Salsa, Merengue, Flamenco, Tango, Rumba, Pasodoble, Sevillanas…

· Music: Julio and Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer López…

· Actors: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Andy García, Martin Sheen…

· Painters: Picasso, Velázquez, Dalí, Botero…

· Literature: Cervantes, García Márquez, Vargas Llosa, Isabel Allende…

· Architecture: Gaudí, Aníbal González, César Manrique…

Sports: Sergio García, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Pau Gasol, Miguel Indurain…

 

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