More exciting news—we have just partnered up with one of the best Spanish language schools, don Quijote! This is a fabulous school that offers the very finest in-country Spanish courses, both in Spain and Latin America. In-country language courses immerse you in not just in the language, but the culture, too, giving you a true experience of the roots and heritage of the language you want to learn. And total immersion (you can decide how long) is also the fastest way to learn a new language. It’s not like me to be ‘sales-pitchy,’ but really, sign up now, because the summer courses fill up the fastest.
Why Spanish? Well, let me ask you this, do you know what this sentence: Nos interesa adquirir 100 piezas del modelo…. says? If you don’t, you may be losing business, because this customer just asked you for 100 pieces of your product! Spanish is spoken by nearly 500 million people, it is second only to English in international communication, and is the third most-spoken language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese and English. Moreover, since Hispanic consumers are the fastest-growing market segment in North America—see my previous Blog “Is Hispanic Purchasing Power Showing You the Money?” for some stats—learning Spanish translates to good business thinking.
- Spanish is an official language of the UN and its organizations.
- Spanish is the mother tongue of approximately 388 million people in 21 countries.
- Hispanic population in the USA has grown by 60% in just one decade and their buying power is expected to exceed $1.3 trillion by 2015 according to Hispanintelligence®.
If these aren’t reasons enough to learn or refresh your Spanish as soon as you can, think about this: some may even want to translate Lady Gaga lyrics for practice. I write this as a joke, but there is something to be said for keeping up with what younger generations are interested in. After all, their purchasing power is no small thing, either!
We have been planning to affiliate with language schools for some time and we took the time to search out the schools we feel good about recommending to you. don Quijote measures up to our standards and I am pleased and excited to announce our affiliation. Spanish is just the beginning. Watch my blog for more languages as we continue to form key partnerships with educators in some of the most beautiful parts of the world.
So check out don Quijote (their site gives many more reasons, culturally and economically, to learn Spanish) and when you are ready, we will help you get going. Whether you go alone, or with colleagues, classmates, family or friends, you’ll be saying “Let’s do this!” in Spanish very soon.
Yours in every language,
PS— Yes, don Quijote does offer online courses, as well.