It was so much fun writing ten reasons to learn Spanish! Here are ten more reasons to learn this beautiful language.
- Maybe you’ve fallen in love with someone who speaks Spanish, or you have a new friend or family member who speaks that language. Speaking their language offers them a deeper understanding of what you’re saying and can bring you closer together.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela
- You can socialize. If here are many Spanish speakers in your area – at your job, in your school or in your neighborhood, speaking the language gives you access. You can make new friends, enjoy different events (salsa clubs, concerts, restaurants, parties) and experience new things. You may even get a closer look into the culture just by being able to speak the language.
- It opens your mind. Not only will you have a different personality in a new language, but you can start to think the way a native speaker thinks.
For example, in English, when we’ve been separated for a long time, we could say to someone, “I miss you.” A Spanish speaker could say, “Te extraño,” or “You are missing to me/I feel your absence in my life.” There are many examples of how differently an English speaker and a Spanish speaker would communicate. Questions and discussion topics vary from region to region. When you learn what to say and how to ask questions, you can avoid mistakes and gain some in-depth knowledge.
You can even build your brain! Studies show that speaking another language can help you to juggle between languages, multitask and better prioritize activities (Swayne, 2011).
- You could move to a Spanish speaking country – even during retirement. More and more North Americans are choosing to travel and live abroad. Many people are choosing to spend the rest of their days in a Spanish-speaking country. Learning the language can help you to integrate smoother in your new country. It’s easier to focus on the “new” culture and local ways of doing things when you can already speak to people.
- Maybe you’re always dreamed of working as a flight attendant. A second language can give you an edge in hiring process. Spanish is always in high demand (Galvin, 2015). You could practice your Spanish and travel to the European Union, the United States and South America, all at the same time!
- You like the culture. Maybe you love flamenco, tacos, paella, the weather or the art of a Spanish-speaking country. Everyone is different. Some people may be drawn to Peru while another might love Uruguay. The good news is, you have plenty of Spanish-speaking countries to choose from.
- Keep the mind busy. Maybe you have a child who asks a million questions and wants to know everything. Sometimes you may feel like trying something new. Maybe you’re retired and you’re looking for a way to keep things fresh. It’s never too late or too early to learn.
- It’s a good way to pass the time. Maybe you’re bored and looking for something to do. Maybe you just want to spend time with new people. At Spanish schools like this one, you have the chance to speak to new people and enjoy social events.
- Enjoy something in the native language. Have you ever thought of how Spanish movies are without subtitles? Sometimes, movies, books and comics include puns, cultural references and jokes that don’t translate well to the English market – so things get lost or removed in translation. Enjoying something in the original language can introduce you to a different type of humor and teach you different things along the way.
Spanish In Canada
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Here at Spanish in Canada, we offer Spanish classes in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Students have access to the best courses and training programs, to improve their Spanish skills and even visit Spanish speaking countries. For more information, please contact us at the number in the post.
Galvin, L. (2015). How Many Languages Do You Need to Speak to Be Cabin Crew? LinkedIn Pluse. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-many-languages-do-you-need-speak-cabin-crew-liam-galvin
Swayne, M. (2011). Juggling Languages can Build Better Brains. PennState News. Retrieved from http://news.psu.edu/story/160653/2011/02/18/juggling-languages-can-build-better-brains
Tacica Bryan, MPC is a communications professional, voice talent and social media enthusiast. She is passionate about helping companies to build their voice and improve their brand. In her spare time, she does voiceover and audio production, builds her communication skills, learns new languages, and enjoys a good game of Connect Four. Her educational background includes an Honours BA in Communication Studies from York University and a Master’s Degree in Professional Communication (MPC) from Ryerson University.