1. Spanish is Relatively Easy for English Speakers to Learn.
2. It’s a Language You’ll Use.
3. Be a More Competitive Candidate.
4. Travel Better.
On a lighter note, vacationing south of the US is more exuberant when you’re able to converse with the locals. (In addition, Barcelona is one of the cheapest European airports to fly into from the US, so also consider Spain.) To better understand the culture and history of a people, speak their language. Engaging a friendly and gracious Costa Rican in his native tongue will make you realize he responds to thank you’s with some variant of mucho gusto, the equivalent of “my pleasure” instead of the more common de nada (“you’re welcome” or literally “of nothing”) With Spanish on your side, you’ll feel more comfortable straying from the tourist hotspots in Latin America. You’ll also be able to make a friend who might show you around or invite you over for local cuisine, because many Spanish-speakers are welcoming and generous.
5. It’s Good for You.
Finally, CORE Languages will leave you with a bonus reason to learn Spanish: a romantic partner. Many Spanish-speakers can dance well, so learn Spanish to add more dance to your romance!
Learning Spanish in the US has many more benefits that we hope you’ll discover. It’s never too late to learn a language!