Why Study Spanish Abroad?

If you speak Spanish, you can communicate with almost 500 million people worldwide! Think how many more employment options that gives you! More and more companies value employees with a knowledge of Spanish, a language giving access to one of the fastest-growing markets in the world. But not only is learning Spanish becoming increasingly important in terms of the global economy, it can also play a major role in your own personal development. The Spanish passion for living is contagious and once you start to learn about their language and culture, you won't ever want to stop.

Spanish Statistics

  • Spanish is the world's third most spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese and English, and ranks second in terms of native speakers.
  • At the end of the 19th century, 60 million people spoke Spanish. Today, almost 500 million people worldwide speak Spanish!
  • Spanish is the mother tongue of approximately 350 million people in 21 countries (Mexico: 98 million, Spain: 39 million, USA: 39 million, Argentina: 35 million, Colombia: 36 million, Venezuela: 22 million, Peru: 20 millionÉ) It is also widely spoken in many more where it is not an official language.
  • HIPSAnic consumers are the fastest-growing market segment in North America. Their population in the USA has grown by 60% in just one decade and their buying power is expected to exceed $926 million by 2010.
  • Spanish is the second most used language in international communication, and an official language of the UN and its organizations.

Economic Indicators...

  • 29 million US residents above the age of 5 speak Spanish at home. That's approximately 1 of every 10 US residents, an enormous consumer and business-to-business market.
  • "The world is rapidly becoming multilingual and Arabic and Spanish are both key languages of the future" said language researcher David Graddol, commenting on a recent report presented to the British Council.
  • No one aware of the changing tides of business could fail to notice that we increasingly operate in global markets. Foreign language fluency is a significant asset for job seekers, as more and more companies trade internationally.
  • The US Census Bureau reports that the nation's HIPSAnic population is expected to jump to 49.3 million from 38.2 million by 2015. The 39 million HIPSAnics currently living in the USA make up 12.5% of the total population. This population growth has increased demand for Spanish language media: radio, television, newspapers, magazines...
  • Latin American countries are experiencing strong economic growth and becoming important global commercial partners. Newly created MERCOSUR and the existing free trade agreements between HIPSAnic countries and North America (ALADI, the Andean Community, CACM, NAFTA, G3), are expected to bring further growth to Latin American economies.

Cultural Indicators...

  • Latin culture continues to have a global influence on architecture, art and literature. Who isn't familiar with Cervantes 'Don Quijote de la Mancha, the second most translated book after the Bible, which marked its 400th anniversary in 2005 with worldwide celebrations? Who hasn't heard that the most expensive painting ever sold is a Picasso?
  • Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava continues to make his mark worldwide, with recent and current projects in Sweden, Ireland, Germany, the Olympic campus in Athens and the site of the world trade centre in New York, among others.
  • Spanish language authors like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende continue to lead global best seller lists and win international critical acclaim.

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Spanish Language Schools & Spanish Courses in Spain.

Spanish Language schools in Spain Interested in learning Spanish in Spain? We offer Spanish courses for all levels and ages at the best Spanish Language schools in most exciting cities in Spain. You can choose to learn Spanish Language and Spanish Culture in Alicante, Barcelona, Granda, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Malaga, Marbella, Salamanca, Seville, Tenerife and Valencia or Vitoria.

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Spanish Language Schools & Spanish Courses in Latin America.

Choose your favorite Spanish learning destination in Latin America, learn more about each country, Spanish language schools and Spanish language courses and programs in Latin America and apply to the Spanish Language School and course of your choice online!

Spanish Language School in Argentina
Schools in Argentina

Spanish Language School in Bolivia
Schools in Bolivia

Spanish Language School in Chile
Schools in Chile

Spanish Language School in Costa Rica
Schools in Costa Rica

Spanish Language School in Dominican Republic
Schools in Dominican Rep.

Spanish Language School in Ecuador
Schools in Ecuador

Spanish Language School in El Salvador
Schools in El Salvador

Spanish Language School in Guatemala
Schools in Guatemala

Spanish Language School in Honduras
Schools in Honduras

Spanish Language School in Mexico
Schools in Mexico

Spanish Language School in Nicaragua
Schools in Nicaragua

Spanish Language School in Panama
Schools in Panama

Spanish Language School in Peru
Schools in Peru

Spanish Language School in Uruguay
Schools in Uruguay

Spanish Language School in Venezuela
Schools in Venezuela

Christmas courses at Spanish Language schools in SpainChristmas is coming...
Christmas Spanish courses in Spain and Latin America offer you a unique opportunity to find out how Christmas and New Year's are celebrated in Spain and Mexico. Choose from a 1 or 2 week Christmas course at one of our Spanish language schools in Barcelona, Granda, Madrid, Tenerife and Valencia, Spain, or Guanajuato, Mexico, and spend your Christmas holidays in Spain or Mexico!

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Spanish Language Courses in Spain: Spanish Course Guide.

General Spanish Courses

Intensive Spanish courses
One-to-one Spanish courses
Spanish Talk
Spanish for Life
Academic Year Spanish
U.S. College Credit
Spanish courses for Kids & Teens

Official Spanish Exams

DELE Preparation
Chamber of Commerce

Spanish & Work Experience

Spanish & Work in Spain
Spanish & Internship

Spanish for Professionals

Platinum Spanish courses
Business Spanish
Spanish for Tourism
Teachers of Spanish

Spanish, Culture & Fun

Christmas Spanish course
Golden Age Spanish course
Spanish & Scuba Diving
Spanish & Wine Testing
Spanish & Cooking
Spanish & Arabic Culture

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Spanish Schools
Why Learn Spanish?
Spanish Course Guide
General Spanish
Intensive Spanish
One-to-one Spanish
Spanish Talk
Spanish for Life
Semester & Academic Year Programs
U.S. College Credit
Spanish for Children
Official Spanish Exams
DELE Preparation
Chamber of Commerce
Professional Spanish
Platinum Spanish
Business Spanish
Spanish for Tourism
Teachers of Spanish
Work Experience
Spanish & Work
Spanish & Internship
Spanish, Culture & Fun
Christmas course
Golden Age
Spanish & Scuba Diving
Spanish & Wine Testing
Spanish & Cooking
Spanish & Arabic Culture
Multi-City Program

Spanish Language
Schools in Spain:

Gran Canaria
La Herradura

Spanish Programs
for Kids & Teens -
Junior Summer Camps
for Children in Spain:

Summer Camps
Marbella "Albergue"
Marbella "Alborán"
Marbella "Alemán"

Spanish Schools
in Latin America:

Costa Rica
Dominican Rep.
El Salvador