Why Study Spanish?

  • Spanish, after English, is the second most spoken language in the U.S.
  • Spanish, after Chinese, is the second most spoken language in the world.
  • According to the Census Bureau, Hispanics now represent the nation’s largest minority.
  • Spoken by 352+ million people, Spanish is the official language of 20 countries.
  • It is crucial to employ Spanish-speaking individuals to compete in the international market place.
  • Spanish has a rich tradition in the U.S. dating back even earlier than the first English settlements.

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Last updated: 5/28/2013

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