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Why Learn Spanish?

Why Spanish?


By 2050, the U.S. will be the largest Spanish speaking country, according to the Association of Spanish Language Academies. There are over 400 million Spanish speakers world-wide.

With more than 33 million speakers, Spanish is the second largest language in the United States. Latin American countries are the most important trading partners for Canada and the US. In North America, Hispanic consumers are the fastest-growing market segment. With some 400 million speakers, Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. Only Mandarin, English and Hindi have more speakers. If you count only native speakers, Spanish outranks English.

Spanish is an official language in: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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