Spanish is undeniably one of the world’s most important languages. The sheer number of Spanish speakers is testament to that fact, totalling more than 400 million worldwide. In fact, it is the third most widely-spoken language in the world after English and Mandarin.
Thanks in part to Spain’s colonial past, Spanish is the official language in twenty-one countries across four continents – Spain itself, the Caribbean and most of South America amongst numerous others. It’s also the unofficial second language of the United States.
The Spanish-speaking population is one of the fastest growing in the world today, and experts predict that by the year 2050 it could number as many as 530 million, almost a fifth of whom will be living in the United States. Spanish is also gaining in importance in Europe as a language of politics; and with US and European companies increasingly buying products and services from emerging economies in South America, it’s a growing force in the world of business too.
Spanish is the most widely-spoken Romance language in the world and knowledge of the language can help to provide a better grasp of languages such as French, Italian and even English, which also have their roots in Latin.
All of this makes Spanish a very good choice for anybody wishing to learn another language. The very best way to learn any language is from native speakers, so if you are interested in learning Spanish, why not enrol for Private Spanish Lessons with our highly qualified native tutors which will enable you to learn at your own pace in your home or office.