Did you know…?

The most three spoken languages worldwide are by native speakers and in this order Chinese, Spanish and English. As China keeps growing so does the educational level of its citizens. In Hong Kong, which is one of the most developed cities in Asia, the interest for learning Spanish is growing extremely fast.

We give you some details abouth the growth of learning Spanish in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong citizens want to learn Spanish

Data extracted from Google Trends shows that search for queries like “Spanish course” in the city of Hong Kong has increased in volume of yearly searches from just 3,000 to over 10,000. It means that Hong Kong citizens want to learn Spanish above other foreign languages.

Not only this but we spoke with the Spanish Cultural Association of Hong Kong and they explained us that the number of schools dedicated exclusively to teach Spanish has grown in the past 10 years from just 2 schools to more than 10 in the present moment. Interest from adult learners has grown considerately.

Spanish for young students

Even kids as young as 3 or 4 years old only are taking regular courses once a week as an extra activity. Many learning centers dedicated to teach a variety of subject like maths,  science or painting have also started to provide Spanish as one of their learning options. Teaching Spanish for young students is now a big opportunity for language providers.

Interest to learn Spanish amongst Hong Kong people is expected to keep growing in the years to come. This also means that in the short and mid term more Chinese students are going to be interested in visiting Spain either for their vacation or to keep improving their Spanish speaking skills.

In big Spanish cities like Madrid, Seville, Barcelona or Granada in the recent years the amount of Chinese tourists has grown to a point that many luxury brand stores are hiring Chinese staff to help attend their Chinese customers and seems that this tendency is here to stay.