The end of the year is an exceptional occasion to reflect on our achievements, our current situation, and our future goals. 2017 has been an excellent and beautiful year for us, and we can only be grateful for all the great moments we have experienced and the gorgeous projects we have been working on in our Spanish school in Madrid.
Before the year ends, we would like to encourage some reflection on the Spanish language. All our students use to be motivated, but there are some times when the learning process becomes a bit hard, and one may lose sight of the reasons that motivated us to start learning a new language. If that is your case, or if you just want to celebrate the beauty and magnificence of the Spanish language, we would like to mention some reasons to love the Spanish language.
Spanish is a modern evolution of vernacular Latin. This means that the Spanish language is rooted in a centuries-long tradition which is one of the backbones of European history. Languages such as French, Portuguese, and Italian all come from the same ancestor, which makes Spanish part of a huge and rich family.
Knowing Spanish helps us connect with the past and with other languages related to ours. The Spanish language is a tool that widens our breadth of vision.
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, with more than 559 million people speaking it as a mother tongue. That means 6.7% of the world’s population. Current demographic trends suggest that the number of Spanish speakers will not cease to grow. To these numbers, we should add the people who learn Spanish worldwide, and who love the Spanish language.
Spanish is a widespread language, spoken in many different countries. This makes it a very rich and exuberant language, with a plethora of varieties and nuances from different parts of the globe that never ceases to surprise the speaker, but which is nevertheless homogeneous and perfectly understood by any Spanish speaker from any part of the world.
Spain is the fifth country in the export of audiovisual products, and the publishing industry in the Spanish language is vigorous and world-famous. The cultural products created in Spanish (whether it be books, TV shows, films, or videogames) have a place of their own in the international stage, to say nothing about the classical works written in Spanish which are now undisputed pillars of the history of literature.
The Spanish language is the gate that grants you direct access to the manifold and splendid cultural products created in Spanish.
A recent study showed that Spanish speakers are more inclined to choose positive words than speakers of other languages. The researchers found that people speaking in Spanish use a higher proportion of positive vocabulary than speakers of the other nine languages in the study.
Speaking Spanish helps you keep a more positive and meaningful way of thinking, what leads to a happier life.
Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the workplace globally, and it is the first foreign language in the United Kingdom, Brazil, and the United States. Spanish multinational companies are an international reference in the construction and management of infrastructures, in telecommunications, in the electric sector, in logistics, and in high-speed trains, textile, and naval technology. Two of the biggest banks in the world are Spanish.
The Spanish language is used worldwide in business, and it is vital for the world’s economy.
These are only some of the reasons why we love the Spanish language. The Spanish language is our passion, and the passion of our students, who help us sustain our dream of making the Spanish language available to a higher number of people in our Spanish school in Madrid. What about you? Why do you love the Spanish language?