Why learn Spanish?
Lesson Objectives
• What are the 5 main reasons we
should learn Spanish?
• How can knowing Spanish help
us in the future?
There are 5 Major Reasons
 To appreciate the importance of Spanish in
the U.S.
 To communicate with Spanish speaking
people
 To help your future
 To be challenged
 To have fun!
Reason #1
To appreciate the importance of Spanish in the
U.S. you must first realize that…
Spanish influence is everywhere!!
What U.S cities have Spanish
influence?
Reason #2
• Why should we learn
it to communicate?
Spanish is the 2nd
most common
language that is
spoken in the U.S.
Census Facts
Hispanic Population
• http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/brief
s/c2010br-04.pdf
Other facts…
• Over 400 million people around the world
speak Spanish.
• After Chinese, English and Spanish are
tied as the two most frequently spoken
languages in the world.
• 3rd most used language on the internet
• In Europe, Spanish is the most popular
foreign language after English.
Reason #3
How can knowing
Spanish help your
future?
Spanish
=
Spanish is useful in many careers.
$ Writer/Editor
• Hotel Manager
• ESL instructor
$ Translator/Interpreter
• Intelligence Specialist
• Border Patrol Agent
$ Foreign Affairs
Specialist
• High School Teacher
• Travel Agent
• Immigration Inspector
$ International Banker
$ Corporate Trainer
$ CIA
$ International Business
• Many, many more…
Reason #4
• How can Spanish
challenge us?
• There is a lot to
learn…
– Vocabulary
– Grammar
– Culture
Reason #5
To have fun!
Quiz Yourself
• What are the 5 major reasons why we
should learn Spanish?
To appreciate the importance of Spanish in the US
To communicate with Spanish speaking people
To help your future
To be challenged
To have fun
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Why learn Spanish?