WHY SHOULD YOU LEARN SPANISH ?
Spanish is an international language, official in 21 countries of the world. In the last ten years the demand of Spanish courses has been globally duplicated. It is the mother tongue of more or less 400 million people (third language in the world) and it is in expansion. There are also about 100 million who speak it as their second language. In spite of being spoken in so distant areas, certain uniformity in the cultural level of the language still exists and this allows the people of one or another side of the Atlantic to be understood each other easily.
More than forty-seven million people study Spanish anywhere in the world at this moment. Spanish is the foreign language more studied in non Hispanic countries of America and Europe. Today it is the official language of the United Nations, the European Union and other international organizations.
Knowing Spanish, you can have a greater number of possibilities in the job market and better expectations of growth for businesses in the international stage. On the other hand, there are many other reasons to learn Spanish, like the great contribution of the Spanish and Hispanic-American culture in Architecture, Literature and Arts.
Throughout the XXIst century, Spanish will continue growing at a greater rate than most of the other languages in the world, and that is the reason why its influence will be increasing (For example, Spanish is expected to be the first language of 50% of the population in the US within 50 years). The Yearbook of the Cervantes Institute projections foretells that there will be around 550 million Spanish speakers in the year 2050 in the countries where it is only the official language.
It might be a good time to learn Spanish. You may never have thought of learning another language before. Many people go their whole lives without knowing more than one language. Yet, others like the challenge. They find plenty of reasons to learn Spanish.
If you travel to a Spanish-speaking country, it helps to know the language. When you learn Spanish before you go, you can be ready to take care of all your basic needs while staying at your destination.
You will know how to ask for directions and understand the answers. You can be the first of your group to figure out the menu at a foreign restaurant and help the others to order. If you learn Spanish, your trip will be pleasurable instead of frustrating. This is because you can communicate well enough to handle situations as they come up.
All the major cities in the US have significant Latino populations. To fully reach their target customers, most businesses will do best if some of their employees learn Spanish. These employees can be clerks in stores, receptionists in office buildings, or anyone who deals with many people. This service will help both the business and the consumer.
Businesses that deal via the internet, phone, and correspondence with companies or individuals in Spanish speaking countries often have to bridge a communication gap. Many times the employees, especially in small companies, just fumble through it without really knowing the language. These business dealings can go much better if employees will learn Spanish.
These are just a few of the reasons people have to learn Spanish. Some people’s reasons are much more personal than this. No matter what your reason, you will find that you enjoy learning Spanish as much as you will enjoy being able to speak it.
ABOUT THE SPANISH SCHOOL
One of the main distinguishing characteristics of TANDEM Madrid is the teaching method, which goes beyond standard language learning. TANDEM teaching has a humanistic approach focused on personal aspects, not merely academics. Moreover, it promotes dialogue and understanding between people from different countries and cultures. TANDEM Madrid is a pioneer school in Spain on Suggestopedia / Suggestopedy, a method combining Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) with language learning.
SPANISH COURSES IN MADRID
Nothing could ever beat the thought of going away to another place or country and doing wonderful activities while you are at it, like taking a Spanish course in Madrid for example. A lot of people would want to do this or have been dreaming of going away into some place which is not just nice, but also with a piece of history in it. Of course, when you go and study Spanish classes in Madrid, you know for sure that Madrid is not just a piece of history or a part of it, but rather one of the few places which has always been talked about in either classes or just discussions between friends ever since time immemorial.