Over the last twenty years, Spanish companies have made huge investments abroad, transforming the image of Spain from country which relies on tourism for its income to a serious player in the global economy. Walk through any major city centre and you’ll find a Spanish retailer: Zara, Mango, Pull & Bear. In the financial sectors, Spanish banking giant Santander is ranked as one of the best 5 banks in the world, and telecommunications company Telefónica is one of the most powerful companies of its kind in the world, and undisputed leader in Latin America.
These are just a few examples and it’s a success story that is being repeated the world over. In fact, data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) places large Spanish firms among the most lucrative on the international stage, some way above Germany and Great Britain.
Being able to speak a second language is an undeniable asset in today’s globalised world. The rapid expansion of Spanish companies in the global market place, as well as the number of Spanish-speaking emerging economies which we examined in a previous blog, surely places Spanish at the top of the most desirable and useful languages one could choose to learn. If you would like to join the growing number of Spanish speakers in the world, choose from private Spanish lessons, group training or intensive Spanish courses available with our patient and experienced native tutors throughout the Greater London area.