Spanish ranks as the world's No. 2 language in terms of how many people speak it as their first language.
Spanish has at least 3 million native speakers in each of 44 countries, making it the fourth most widely spoken language behind English (112 countries), French (60) and Arabic (57). Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. It is also used as an official language by the European Union, the Organization of American States, the Union of South American Nations, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, and by many other international organizations.
Spanish can be classified further as a Romance language, a group that includes French, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan and Romanian.
Spanish is sometimes called Espanola and sometimes castellano (the Spanish equivalent of "Castilian").
Spanish and English share much of their vocabulary through cognates, as both languages derive many of their words from Latin and Arabic.
Similar to earning a college or graduate degree, being able to speak Spanish is a valuable skill that warrants higher pay. By speaking Spanish, you’ll be a more valuable, effective, and higher-paid employee in almost any industry.
When you travel to a Spanish-speaking country, you will be able to experience the local culture and not have to worry about being overcharged inflated tourist fees.
Spanish not only gives you more ways of saying “hi,” it opens you up to a world of almost half a billion people (470 million speakers) who have different ways of thinking and go about looking at situations and experiencing the world in different ways.
Employers put a premium on employees who speak different languages. And Spanish has a premium. It’s like simply writing “Speaks Spanish” on your resume magically adds dollars to your bank account.
If you want to engage in commerce in the world today, it’s helpful to know that the combined GDP of Spanish-speaking countries easily top $6 trillion.
Spanish ranks 4th in terms of highest global GDP, following English, Chinese and Japanese. Tied to 6.5% of the world’s GDP, Spanish is a lingua franca worth the monetary investment.
Professional Courses in Spanish Language at LANGÉCOLE:
All batches are 4-6 hours a week. Classes are conducted at our Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai centres during Weekends and Weekdays.
All classes are dynamic and stimulate the students to communicate in the language they are learning.
All our lectures are conducted by Native or Bilingual professionals with experience overseas.
We are a verified test centre of SIELE (http://www.siele.org) for International Certification in Spanish language.
In this course the student will be introduced to Spanish language and very basic expressions, alphabets and grammar. Students shall learn the Beginner level everyday expressions in Spanish language with uses of grammar and verbs. They can start understanding the sound and can introduce themselves with very basic expressions. By the end of this level, students can understand and use familiar everyday expressions.
These levels allow the students to start communicating in Spanish, enhancing their ability to answer questions, and use their communicative strategies to maintain conversations or general matters and write letters and essays on general aspects of life (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
Students’ ability to discuss, debate, and self-expression will be heightened to a great extend. Gradually, students can learn how to use the Spanish language creatively, keeping in mind the basic syntax of the language. At this point there is no problem in understanding or reading various Spanish or Latin American literatures.