You might be forgiven for wondering what US media has to do with Spanish courses in London, but the boom that Spanish media is enjoying in the US is a good indicator of just how prevalent the language is becoming across the globe. What’s more, the wide availability of Spanish media from the US offers a plethora of opportunities for learners everywhere wishing to broaden their knowledge of the language.
Spanish media in the USA has grown at an astounding rate in the last decade. Spanish language newspapers in the US enjoy a circulation comparable with their English counterparts; 2011 saw the launch of the first 24-hour Spanish news channel, and numerous popular TV series are being remade in Spanish, notably the hugely successful Breaking Bad, a Spanish remake of which was announced this year. These success stories are also being mirrored in radio and magazines. With a Latino population of more than 50 million at the last census, it’s perhaps not surprising that Spanish media in the USA is flourishing.
It’s well worthwhile checking out some of the Spanish newspapers and magazines that are published in digital format or taking a look at some of the huge output of the Spanish language channels from the US. It’s a great way to expand your vocabulary and hone your reading and listening skills, and the very success of the many Spanish media outlets in the USA just goes to show that there really couldn’t be a better time to enrol on a Spanish language course and further swell the ranks of the speakers of the fastest-growing language in the world today.