Learning another language is never easy, but it can be very rewarding especially if you have fun while you learn. What’s more, if you’ve kept yourself abreast with what’s going on in the world, you will know that learning to speak Spanish, or any other language for that matter, has numerous advantages. Below are some of them.
1. Get better business opportunities. Whether you’re the owner of merely and employee, you can reach a wider market base if you learn to speak Spanish. With the number of Spanish-speaking individuals in the US, you can be a friendlier business person if you can relate to ‘Que?’ as well as “What’s that?”
2. Get smarter – street smarter, that is. If you happen to wander into a predominantly Spanish-speaking community, you can easily get lost in the chatter around you even if you knew the way to where you’re going. You don’t like people talking behind your back. You certainly wouldn’t like being talked about while you’re within earshot. If you don’t already know, that’s exactly what switching to a foreign language is for.
3. Stay in the loop. Bilinguals are rising to the top of the job market today, and with good reason, too. After all, the trend towards a more homogenous world market places a premium on a person’s adaptive skills. That’s means flexibility when dealing with different cultures – including a flexible tongue. Don’t get left behind; stay in the most sought-after list by learning to speak Spanish.
A new skill is always an advantage. You can never go wrong with language or communication skills. A foreign language is an especially attractive item on a resume. As the credit crunch has shown, you may find yourself relying on alternate skills to ride out the storm. So, if it hadn’t crossed your mind yet, think about learning to speak Spanish now.