7 Amazing Benefits of learning Spanish
7 Amazing Benefits Of Learning Spanish
One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way
Learning a new language enhances your thoughts and mentality.
It helps in improving cognitive abilities as well as personality traits.
It also opens doors to many career and job opportunities.
But at the initial stage, everyone has these questions–
-What are the benefits of learning Spanish in India?
-Is learning Spanish helpful?
-What are the benefits of learning Spanish for career?
-Why is Spanish important to learn?
-Why learn Spanish language?
-Why Spanish is the best language to learn?
And it’s okay. You should have these questions. Because there is no use of investing time if there is no benefit.
So let’s get started to clear out every question regarding the Spanish language from your mind.
Why learn Spanish Language?
You will all agree with me that learning a new language like Spanish in India can be your valuable asset because..
*It is the second-most spoken native language after English.
*It is the fourth most spoken language in the world after English, Chinese, and Hindi.
*It is also the third-most-used language on the internet, where it has great growth potential.
*It is the official language of 21 countries and various international organizations.
*The number of potential Spanish speakers exceeds 580 million, including native, limited competence, and foreign language students.
It means that 7.6% of the world population speaks Spanish as a first main language.
British Council recently reported that Spanish ranked as the second most important language for British citizens to learn, after French, Arabic and Mandarin.
7 Amazing Benefits Of Learning Spanish
There are various benefits of learning Spanish in India. The main benefits are the following:
#01 Career Advantage
The Spanish language can create more career opportunities in the field of Tourism, Traveling, IT, Interpretation, International Business, Journalism, and Hospitality.
The main benefit of learning Spanish is that you can work from anywhere in the world.
Many Indian companies expanding in European countries and looking for the Indian employees who can speak Spanish.
These jobs that required Spanish speaking skill have high pay scale.
It is 4th most spoken language of the world. So it also creates career opportunities as translators.
It also boosts Spanish language teaching tutors opportunities.
Spanish companies such as Navantia, Inditex, Zara, Abengoa, Agroalimen, Indolink, and others set up business branches in India.
More than 150 Spanish companies have joint ventures, projects, subsidiaries, or liaison offices and purchase offices in India.
According to The Economist study conducted by Albert Saiz (MIT Economist), the worth of Spanish language is $51,000. It means your net value increase by $51,000 in life.
#02 Travel more, make friends more
No matter you are visiting Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Panama, Spain, and other Spanish speaking countries.
If you can speak Spanish, you can break the iceberg and make anyone your friend.
You can explore anywhere and ask about the culture, festivals, foods, music, heritage, places, beliefs, opinions, thoughts without any hesitation. You can interact and make connections with anyone.
Your overall travel experience can be enhanced.
This is the most important benefit of learning Spanish for travel bloggers and wanderluster.
#03 More Opportunities for Professionals
No matter you are CA, CS, MBA, Lawyer, or any other professional, the Spanish Language will give you additional opportunities.
It also provides you an edge over other professionals while dealing with Spanish speaking clients and firms.
If you speak Spanish fluently, you can travel the Spanish speaking countries for your company’s projects.
According to the statistician Mark Davis, English only accounts for around 30% of the world Gross Domestic Product(GDP) and is likely to decrease in future.
You can see in the GDP language graph that English language is decreasing from the year 2002 to 2010 and likely to decrease by 2050.
Other languages like Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian etc are likely to increase in future.
#04 Work/Study abroad opportunities
Spanish speaking countries are popular study abroad destination for Indian students.
Spanish language opens up the opportunity to work in Spanish speaking countries.
It also opens up the opportunity to study in Spanish based academic institution.
Higher education in Spain is known to prepare highly skilled and talented professionals. Companies recruiters will look you as a candidate with a broad mindset and a problem solver.
Their degrees are respected and recognized by employers all over the world.
Spain is one of the safest countries in the world and also has a high quality of life. So making Spain your workplace is not a bad choice.
#05 Spanish culture and Literature
Throughout the centuries, Spain has produced world-renowned painters such as El Greco and Pablo Picasso and musicians such as José Carreras and Plácido Domingo.
Influential Spanish literary works such as El Cid and Don Quixote; dance forms such as bolero and flamenco; unique spanish festivals such as La Tomatina and San Fermin.
The Hispanic world has produced some of the greatest literary, artistic, theater, and philosophical minds in human history. Their work is amazing!!
Spanish offers a wealth of literature, both modern and traditional, music and cinema.
The knowledge of Spanish will open up the world of Spanish theater to you.
It will allow you to read exemplary works of Spanish literature such as Federico García Lorca, Miguel de Cervantes, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Carlos Fuentes, Miguel de Unamuno, to name a few.
It will also allow you live in fantasy world by reading Spanish novels like Aura, Papelucho etc.
One can find the dubbed and translated versions of Spanish movies, documentaries or literature but we don’t know how accurately they are dubbed or translated. They will never give you the same meaning which is in the Spanish language…
And some Spanish movies don’t have English subtitles… So it will restrict you from amazing content.
So learning Spanish opens up a new world of entertainment.
Watch movies, documentaries in Spanish language has a different kind of feeling.
If you’ve ever listened Despacito by Luis Fonsi or Bailando by Enrique Iglesias or Waka Waka by Shakira, you know how it’s feel amazing to sing.
#06 Spanish is a global language
Written Spanish is almost completely phonetic.
Due to various accents and Spanish dialects,mastering the Spanish grammar and listening part can be a challenge. It also might take a few years. Basic grammar is straightforward enough that you can have meaningful communication after practicing for a few weeks.
Learning a new language like Spanish takes time depending on the method you choose, courses you take, and time invested. However, with the right approach and proper method can make Spanish learning fast.
#07 Brain benefits
According to the study, the bilingual brain has a protective effect against age-related dementia, Alzheimer’s, and cognitive decline which mean slow or possibly resist cognitive brain issues associated with aging.
According to another case study conducted by the Canadian psychologist, Ellen Bialystok found that bilingual individuals perform better than the monolingual individuals in the activities like cognitive, physical, social engagement, complex mental activity.
Learning new language also helps you to be more creative.
According to the Cal Newport (the author of book “Deep work”), the two core abilities for thriving a new economy are
- the ability to quickly master hard things
- the ability to produce at elite level, in terms of both quality and speed.
For the deep work, you have to need focused attention on a specific skill and less distractions.
Being bilingual, you have focused mind that you can use to learn any specific skill you are trying to improve or an idea you are trying to master. In short, it helps you to perform deep work.
Improving memory and decision making skills are among the benefits of learning Spanish.
Learning a new language like Spanish is a great choice for mental health, career, travel and for lifestyle. Being a bilingual has an amazing benefits.
I have covered so many reasons to learn Spanish. Which reason affects you most?
Comment below the most influential benefit from the above benefits of learning Spanish. I would love to know.