Basic Spanish Benefits

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What are the benefits of learning Spanish?

Basic Spanish Benefits

There are more native speakers of Spanish than any other language in the world, with the exception of Mandarin. That means there are a lot of places to visit where Spanish is spoken. It is useful to learn basic Spanish words and phrases to get by when traveling to a Spanish-speaking country. Some of the other benefits of learning Spanish include: * getting to know the Latin American and Spanish cultures. * improving career prospects by being bilingual (the US has more than 35 million Spanish speakers) * interacting with Spanish-speaking coworkers * improving memory skills - research suggests that the skills needed to learn another language enhance memory function * improving your knowledge of your own language - learning the grammar of one Romance language will help with the grammar of others * providing intellectual stimulation.

   

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