Ms. Maria Rodriguez

The Importance of Spanish

More and more companies value employees with a knowledge of Spanish, a language giving access to one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. If you speak Spanish, you can communicate with almost 500 million people worldwide! Think how many more employment options that gives you! And if you want to take a trip to Spain or Latin America, a little knowledge of Spanish will go a long way.

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Economic Indicators

  • 29 million US residents above the age of 5 speak Spanish at home. That's approximately 1 of every 10 residents, an enormous consumer and business-to-business market.
  • "The world is rapidly becoming multilingual and Arabic and Spanish are both key languages of the future" said language researcher David Graddol, commenting on a recent report presented to the British Council.
  • No one aware of the changing tides of business could fail to notice that we increasingly operate in global markets. Foreign language fluency is a significant asset for job seekers, as more and more companies trade internationally.
  • The US Census Bureau reports that the nation's Hispanic population is expected to jump to 49.3 million from 38.2 million by 2015. The 39 million Hispanics currently living in the USA make up 12.5% of the total population. This population growth has increased demand for Spanish language media: radio, television, newspapers, magazines...

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Maria Rodriguez, Department of Foreign Languages
Phone: 214.324.3607 ext 4330
maria.rodriguez@bishoplynch.org

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