Indian Student Coming to USA, is it worth Learning Spanish Language or Not Reqd, just learn something else?

November 12, 2008 by  

Indian Student Coming to USA, is it worth Learning Spanish Language or Not Reqd, just learn something else?

f you’re hellbent on learning a second language, then Spanish would be nice.

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7 Responses to “Indian Student Coming to USA, is it worth Learning Spanish Language or Not Reqd, just learn something else?”

  1. Nancy Kay on November 12th, 2008 7:48 am

    That is an excellent choice for an additional and socially useful language here in the USA. You are likely to encounter more native speakers of Spanish here than of any other commonly studied language.
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  2. Shelly on November 12th, 2008 8:22 am

    Definately learn Spanish! It will help you out 100% when looking for a job. Good Luck to you in good ol' America!
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  3. Ryan B on November 12th, 2008 8:46 am

    It depends on where your going to go in the US. Spanish is not really neccessary in most of the Northeastern regions. If your going somewhere in the South, primarily Florida and nations bordering Mexico, Spanish would help a lot. Just knowing English should be fine, though. Spanish is a secondary language for most, but almost all Americans speak English. Have a good time in America!
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  4. luis s on November 12th, 2008 9:34 am

    definitely YES, Spanish is the second language most frequently used in the United states.yes try to learn Spanish,it will help you a lot in many ways.
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  5. Thegustaffa on November 12th, 2008 10:17 am

    If you're hellbent on learning a second language, then Spanish would be nice. However, since you're coming from India, I'd work on improving your English accent first, before picking up yet another language. Nothing personal, but some Indians I have met speak near perfect English grammatically yet are hard to understand due to accent. Also, I live in Phoenix and have no need to learn Spanish. Still, it could be fun, and as they say in Spanish ¬°Buena Suerte!
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  6. grizzliesgurl on November 12th, 2008 10:45 am

    Honestly in most areas of the US Spanish is not terribly important, however a lot of Americans will be more receptive to you if you have learned how to speak the english language correctly.
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  7. Carl on November 12th, 2008 10:55 am

    I could spend forever to answer this question in great detail, but I hope to just point out some very important background information on the Spanish language.

    First, The Spaniards had aggressively colonized the entire world with their "Conquistadors" (Conquerors) and sought to even, perhaps, dominate the world, as well as to Christianize it too.

    Spanish is spoken in many countries and America is, after all, known as "The great melting pot". Spanish has even infiltrated the 101 dialects of the Philippines. It is spoken in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, all of Latin America/South America except for Brazil which speaks predominantly Portuguese and many words in both of these tongues are the same or strongly similar because of their regional proximity in their lands of origin. A goodly portion of words in Arabic are of Spanish origin too.

    From an Etymological point of view, many other Latin-based Languages are also alike. I believe that having learned Spanish as "The Key" first, you can readily learn many other Latin-based languages and become multi-lingual with relative ease. Spanish may be your stepping stone, so to speak, or more like a "Rosetta Stone" that will unlock the mysteries of many foreign words/phrases/languages.

    Additionally, if you will work in a career field that must interface here in any way with immigrants, it would greatly benefit you in such fields as Labor Relations, Farming and Agricultural related businesses, and even Politics.

    It is not true that you won't need Spanish in the northeast Atlantic region or the California/Texas/Arizona/New Mexico regions either. It is the rural towns where you may need Spanish less, but not in the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (S.M.S.A.'s) where I believe it it the most secondary language behind English and is a very wise choice for a globally important language. I believe it is one that is going to be needed by you at some point in time in your career as it is now a more global economy and in light of "outsourcing" of goods and services to other countries.
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    I read voraciously on many subjects in 2 languages. I speak English and intermediate Brazilian Portuguese and am really just picking up Spanish sort of "automatically" as I am surrounded by both of these native tongues in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. I have been in extreme High-Tech Manufacturing and Quality Control all of my working life and put in obscene amounts of time to my career where I have interfaced with people on many levels of society and industry and also do a lot of independent study on my own.

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