It’s the time of year when many people are thinking about learning a new skill, and it just may be that learning a new language could fit the bill for you. If so, Spanish is an excellent choice. Though we’ll admit to a certain bias in favour of Spanish, there are statistics to back up this claim.
Spanish is now the most popular language for young people to learn. In 2013, the number of students taking Spanish at GCSE rose by 25.8 per cent, a bigger increase than any other language. Government is keen to boost learning of modern languages, especially after the results of the 2013 European Survey on Language Competences showed that only 10% of 14 to 15-year-olds in the UK achieve fluency in a second language as compared to an average of around 40% across Europe.
But learning a new language isn’t just the preserve of the young; many people take up a language later in life. It may be that they want to communicate more effectively with business colleagues on the continent, because they wish to relocate abroad, or simply for their own interest and enjoyment. Whatever your reason for tackling a new language, one-on-one tuition such as our Spanish courses in London can deliver much better results as lessons can be tailored to fit your own objectives and ability. What’s more, research from several universities suggests that learning another language can actually slow ageing of the brain and delay the onset of several types of dementia, so there are advantages beyond the potential improvement in career prospects or personal gratification that a second language affords.
With so many points in favour of learning a second language, why wait? Contact us to start your Spanish course now.