4 Important benefits of learning Spanish
Spanish is a fairly familiar language to almost everyone in the world. It is not something that people haven’t heard of at least once in their lives. Spanish comes from the Romance language family which includes other famous languages like French, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian. It is the world’s second most native spoken language after Mandarin Chinese and the world’s fourth most spoken language after English, Mandarin Chinese, and Hindi. This happens to be the language tree. But do you when and where did it originate?
Let me take you back in history a little bit.
The language of Spanish that you know today happens to have originated from a specific dialect of spoken Latin. It was brought to the Iberian peninsula by the Romans at the beginning of 218 BC. After almost 10 centuries, Spanish has evolved to be the official language of 20 countries as well as the official language of many international organizations, including the United Nations.
Let’s begin with the journey of knowledge, shall we?
Before that, do you know the basic benefits of learning a foreign language?
No? Let me help.
- Easier traveling
- Job opportunities
- Cultural Knowledge.
Yes exactly. These come in handy while learning Spanish as well.
¡Vamos a empezar!
This means let’s begin!
I know, I know. I have mentioned it above. The population and how it’s the second most native spoken language and fourth most spoken language in the world. But here’s the kicker. Since it is the official language of 20 countries, alongside Spain, you will also explore the incredibly beautiful countries of Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Chile, Cuba, etc.
Additionally, since Spanish is extremely similar to the Portuguese language, the beautiful countries of Brazil and Portugal can also be on your travel list, once you learn to speak Spanish fluently.
- Quicker grasp
Spanish is one of the few languages that are so close to English that it becomes extremely easy to grasp the knowledge of the new language. If you are a native English speaker or one who has a fair good amount of the English language, then mastering the language of Spanish is piece of cake given you are willing to invest your time and efforts into learning it with utmost determination.
If you want to expand your consumption of entertainment then learning Spanish will be highly beneficial. Some of the best OTT content is produced in the Spanish language. Some fantastic series’ like “La Casa de Papel” popularly known as ‘Money heist’, “Elite” or ‘Valeria’ is originally in Spanish and it makes you understand the content better than what you do with the help of subtitles.
- Rich Culture
Spain is not just about bullfighting. It is also known for its tremendous festivities, extraordinary artistic heritage, and MUSIC. Everything is better with music, do you agree? If yes then you have got to explore Spanish music. Another exciting reason to learn Spanish, am I right?
How do you start this incredible journey of learning such a beautiful and rich language?
Let me guide you through that.
Language fluent is an online platform where they teach more than 10 foreign languages which obviously includes Spanish as well. Language fluent helps you learn Spanish online, There are trained professionals to guide you throughout the process and they teach all the six levels of the Spanish language (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). You can start learning at any level based on the prior knowledge you have of Spanish.
Apart from Language fluent and Duolingo, there are other various websites from where you can learn Spanish. Babbel, Rosetta Stone, Coursera, youtube are some of the famous sites that can help you master this language.
To kickstart your learning of the Spanish language, there are various books that may also guide you through this journey.
‘Easy Spanish Step-by-Step’ by Barbara Bregstein
‘Short Stories in Spanish for beginners’ by Olly Richards
‘See it and say it in Spanish’ by Margarita Madrigal
‘Conquer basic Spanish’ by Linda Plummer
‘Madrigal’s magic key to Spanish: a creative and proven approach’ by Margarita Madrigal and Andy Warhol.
Do you know why is it a wonderful time to be alive right now?
Technological advances. You read that right. Technology has made our life so much simpler. So here is a new way for you to learn flawless Spanish. Podcasts.
Podcasts are all the rage right now and what’s better than putting this trend into use for educational practice.
Here are 5 podcasts that can help you learn fluent Spanish.
- Coffee Break Spanish
- Spanish Obsessed
- Language Trek
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Start learning Spanish and get drawn to the intriguing culture of Spain.