Do you Always envy people that seem to speak in other languages as if it were very easy?
In reality, learning a new language can be tough and at times even frustrating. Especially the start can be difficult. But let me tell you: it is worth all the trouble. Especially learning Spanish can be mind-opening! Learning a new language brings many advantages to it!
And if you study a new language in the country where it is the native tongue, like in Peru, it can become a whole game-changer – and not only for your language abilities! Being bilingual opens doors and creates opportunities that do not exist for a monolingual.
In this blog, we have listed 7 Reasons to Learn Spanish This Year.
Will they convince you to make learning Spanish a priority for this year?
1. Spanish can will help you in your career
Knowing another language, like Spanish, can really boost your chances for a possible job! Being able to speak a foreign language shows mental ability and improves your resume. Considering how many people you have to compete with for a certain professional opportunity, being bi-lingual or multi-lingual can help you to stand out from others!
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Employees love people that speak more than one language; actually, it has been proofed that only speaking one language, doesn’t give your brain the work-out it Needs.
2. You will improve your General Language Abilities
Learning Spanish will help you express yourself. Yes, (even) in your native language! When studying how another language works and how to use it, you automatically get to know your native language better. Especially Spanish holds some very nice benefits: many English words have Latin roots, so without knowing it, Spanish will also expand your general vocabulary!
Learning a new language allows you feel comfortable with unfamiliar words.
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3. Opportunities: Travel, Study & Work Abroad
If you learn Spanish in Peru or another South American country, you can travel to amazing destinations that have Spanish as their native language: Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala…. As not everyone in Latin America speaks English very well, you’ll have a greater travel experience if you do speak Spanish!
So, say goodbye to worrying about finding someone to translate or having to keep dragging around this dictionary. When you speak Spanish, you will have a more fulfilling and relaxed journey!
And if you study Spanish abroad in a country that you fall in love with, why not stay a bit longer, live in Peru and work as an expat? Knowing Spanish will open up many possibilities to gather work experience in Peru, or elsewhere.
There are also many opportunities for volunteer work in Peru.
4. You will be more open-minded, flexible and tolerant
A language opens up new perspectives and lets you experience your surroundings in a whole new way. When we learn a new language, we also learn to see the world differently. That is especially true when you do an intensive Spanish Immersion program in Peru, or in another Spanish speaking country.
Spanish will enable you to open up for different ways of living, for example in Southern American countries. It will give you another perspective to other belief- and value systems.
It has been proved that learning a new language also makes you more tolerant. While learning another language, we develop new ways of understanding and a different way of thinking. Higher tolerance allows us to be less anxious in many different situations.
5. Spanish is an important language and relatively easy to learn!
And if these reasons wouldn’t already be enough…. there’s one more that you are definitely going to love: Spanish is not that hard to learn! Many words look and sound pretty similar to the English vocabulary, and the structure follows memorable patterns.
In general, we can say that the Spanish pronunciation is not very complicated too. Although some countries are more difficult than others (Spain, Argentina, Chile), a country like Peru is a great place for beginners in the Spanish language!
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6. You will finally know what all these Spanish songs are about
Salsa, Tango, Romantica ballads… No matter what’s your favorite type of music, there sure are some very cool songs in Spanish. Think about the world famous summer-hit “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to sing along next time the song comes on? (and I assure you, there WILL be a next time this song is played 😉)
7. You will meet many new and interesting people
It is so much fun meeting people from other countries and cultural backgrounds….. but, there is always that language-barrier! Knowing more than one language is a great way to open a conversation and make a really good impression. Why always switch to English when you meet someone new who has a different mother language? Start making a step forward and show off your language abilities!
Just saying……on a date with someone of Latin American or Spanish background some Spanish vocabulary and key phrases in Spanish can turn the whole evening around 😉
As you see, there are a lot of more or lesser known advantages and benefits of speaking more than one language. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world! And many super interesting destinations worthwhile visiting, have Spanish as their native language. Think about all the fascinating countries in South America like Argentina, or Chile, or Ecuador.
In Peru, there are at least four wonderful destinations for learning Spanish to mix and match… And think about all the famous tourist highlights in South-America such as Machu Picchu, the Iguazú Waterfalls, and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, just to mention a few.
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