How important is learning Spanish as a second language?

November 14, 2008 by  

How important is learning Spanish as a second language?

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If you think about it, Spanish is the second most spoken native language in the world. True English is more widely spoken, but in the future business will shift to Latin America and China. There are 1.2 billion Chinese who speak Chinese and 1.1 Billion people in Latin America. So if you want to be successful, Spanish is a good way of doing so, unless you want to learn Chinese which is the other language I would recommend for you to learn.

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7 Responses to “How important is learning Spanish as a second language?”

  1. sopraniste on November 14th, 2008 2:16 am

    Well, it depends on where you live, I suppose, and what you intend to do with it. I found French, German, and Italian much more practical, myself, but I'm Canadian, and I sing opera. It's all in the context.
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  2. badbadger6969 on November 14th, 2008 2:38 am

    If you are going to live in spain or mexico, its very important.
    But you should be able to get by just learning the basics for the Business your in.
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  3. le_colm on November 14th, 2008 2:54 am

    If you think about it, Spanish is the second most spoken native language in the world. True English is more widely spoken, but in the future business will shift to Latin America and China. There are 1.2 billion Chinese who speak Chinese and 1.1 Billion people in Latin America. So if you want to be successful, Spanish is a good way of doing so, unless you want to learn Chinese which is the other language I would recommend for you to learn.
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  4. kellyv9123 on November 14th, 2008 3:36 am

    Well, I'm sure that would have a lot to do with where you live, or what you want to do in life. For example, I live in Florida, and travel to Miami frequently, so spanish is very important for me…
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  5. mick on November 14th, 2008 4:22 am

    It would depend on where you live, probably. I think if you live in the US, you should learn at least the basics of Spanish. It is the language of most of our neighbors (who don't speak English), and I think it is important to learn to communicate well so we can listen well and work together better. If perhaps, you were working more in urope, then I would go for German or French. Spanish will also help you in getting a job, even in the US. Many companies are happy with someone who will be able to communicate well with their hispanic customers. And Spanish is a very simple language to learn – unlike English.
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  6. william.saunders on November 14th, 2008 4:52 am

    I think it's the most important thing you can do. Last report was that more than half of all immigrants in this country come from Spanish speaking countries. It's my belief that it would make our lives and the lives of immigrants much better if the language barrier were knocked down.

    So I say learning Spanish is a must.
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  7. minervabnu on November 14th, 2008 5:18 am

    If it is where you stay. Is good to know what the rest are saying.
    Seriously, helps at work if you have to deal with those with the language.
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