In the United States, English may be the most prevalent spoken language, but Spanish is quickly catching up to it. Spanish is one of the best languages your child can learn for many reasons. In fact, here are just some of the reasons why all Americans should learn Spanish.
Spanish is prevalent
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States. There are about 50 million Spanish speakers in this country, and it is the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world behind Mexico, meaning that more people speak Spanish in America than they do in Spain! As the fastest growing language in the US, is predicted that the United States may even surpass Mexico to become the country with the most Spanish speakers in the world. Eventually, it will be essential to learn Spanish. Give your child a headstart with a language immersion preschool.
Spanish is marketable
One of the most practical reasons to help your child learn Spanish is that it is an incredibly marketable skill. While it may be hard to imagine because your child may be in preschool now, one day, being bilingual could be a major boon to their job search. Even now, being able to speak Spanish is a major plus to employers. With the growing influence of Spanish in our culture, the desirability of Spanish speakers will only increase with time.
Spanish is easy
Spanish is widely known as one of the easiest languages for English speakers to learn. This is because, while it is a different grammatical structure, it is a simple one. Additionally, the Latin roots of many English words mean that many Spanish words will seem familiar to English speakers. Additionally, the prevalence of Spanish makes it easier to immerse yourself in the language. The opportunity for your children to practice Spanish goes beyond our language immersion preschool; the popularity of this language means that there are opportunities to learn everywhere, from your corner store to your doctor’s office. Immersion is the best way to learn new languages because it gives you endless opportunities to practice.
Spanish opens up the world of possibilities
Learning Spanish will open up your child’s world. Not only does knowing Spanish mean that they could travel and communicate with people all over the world, it gives them the opportunity to get to know people right in your neighborhood. It doesn’t matter if your child doesn’t speak perfectly; just having a basic understanding of the important words and grammar will enable them to communicate with a whole new group of people.
Spanish is part of our history
Not only is Spanish well on its way to having great influence in America in the future, it also has a long history in the United States. This is evident when you spend time in the southwestern United States and see the names for a variety of places, from cities to towns to streets. There are even certain states that are named for Spanish words, such as Florida, which means flowery, or Nevada, which means snowy. Spanish has had a major influence on the culture, geography, and language of the United States already, and it will only become more influential as time goes on.
Now that you know some of the many reasons that, as an American, your child should learn Spanish, you should help them learn in the best way possible by enrolling them in our language immersion preschool. Learn more about enrollment by contacting us today.