Did you know…
Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language worldwide, second only to Mandarin. The primary spoken language of Spain and 20 countries throughout Latin America, native Spanish speakers number over 400 million. Over 40 million use Spanish to communicate in the United States, alone, including 50 percent of those living in Doña Ana County.
According to Lead with Languages, a National Campaign designed to ensure language proficiency becomes a top U.S. priority, there are many reasons to learn another language.
Below are 5 major reasons to learn Spanish:
Communicating with someone in their native language can be quite enriching, both personally and professionally. This connection leads to better cultural understanding and the potential for building life-long friendships.
In our increasingly global world, knowing a second language is among the top skills essential for career growth. Over the last ten years, U.S. workforce demand for bilingual candidates has more than doubled. The ability to speak Spanish in New Mexico is paramount for success in several industries, including healthcare, banking, education, retail, commerce and public service.
#3 Cognitive Benefits
Studies show people who speak more than one language gain cognitive benefits, including memory, problem solving, and enhanced critical thinking skills. Knowing an additional language may even help prevent or delay onset of dementia.
#4 Understanding other cultures
The ability to communicate in another language can provide an endless opportunity of discovery. In fact, studies have shown that children who study another language demonstrate more openness and appreciation of other cultures and traditions.
Being able to speak Spanish will not only improve communication potential with a large sector of New Mexico, it provides the necessary tools to venture out with confidence--working, studying, or vacationing in Latin America or Spain.
We offer both general and specialized Spanish language instruction, English to Spanish translation skill enhancement, and a unique cultural experience when you visit our in-house artisan market featuring beautiful creations from throughout Latin America.
General Spanish Classes
Beginner to Proficiency
Starting with 10 hrs.