Learning Spanish Part Three : Why Acquire A Second Language?
Why should an American learn a foreign language in the 21st century? What and where is the need? If we are not connected in close proximity to our International Neighbors, as are Europeans, then why should Americans learn another language? Why should Americans learn Spanish?
Spanish is the most commonly spoken foreign language by Americas largest immigrant group.
It is the dominant language of our closest foreign language neighborMexico.
It is the primary language spoken in more than 21 countries.
It is spoken by more than 300,000,000 people.
More than 52,000,000 people will speak Spanish in America by the year 2010.
Los Angeles is the fifth largest Spanish-speaking city in the WORLD.
There are 24 U.S. Banks in Mexico City. Many American companies are conducting business in Spanish-speaking countries.
Cognitive Benefits – Children in foreign language programs have tended to demonstrate greater cognitive development, creativity, and divergent thinking than monolingual children. Several studies show that people who are competent in more than one...