Spanish is a beautiful language as well as a mighty weapon to add to one’s arsenal in-order to go farther ahead in life. Here are 3 important reasons to learn the Spanish Language.
Reason 1: Brain Health Practicing a second language is beneficial for the brain! Many recent studies have shown a correlation between learning/knowing a second language and improving one’s cognitive skills; cognitive skills include brain functions involving perception, attention, memory, motor skills, language, visual and spatial processing, and executive functions such as problem-solving and decision making. More studies have also shown that the ability to speak in 2 different languages reduces the risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s as people begin to mature in age. Let the Spanish language become another way to a sharper brain.
Reason 2: Employment Knowing Spanish as a second language gives a resume competitive edge over all the others being compared against it. Many of the major industries in today’s workforce, like the healthcare, education, hospitality, and construction industries to name a few, require employees to have bilingual capabilities so that they’re able to serve a wider variety of individuals. It also helps one’s ability to network and reach out to a larger pool of people that aid their growth and relevance in whatever business they work for. Speaking Spanish would allow a person to create many great career opportunities for themselves.
Reason 3: Community Language is the foundational building block of community. Without it, it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to build relationships with one another. There is no denying the global relevance the English language leads, but the Spanish language is running closely behind it. Besides English, Spanish is the second language most often-spoken in the United States, and according to the General Secretary of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, Humberto Lopez Morales, the United States will be the largest Spanish speaking country by the year 2050. So if the two above reasons are not enough to persuade, this is one of the most convincing motives. The Latino community is the fastest and largest growing minority in America, and knowing Spanish will give a person a better chance to understand and immerse themselves into the Spanish culture and build a larger surrounding community without having to use a passport.