What is it about Spanish that makes it worth studying?
Spanish brings you face-to-face with the compelling socio-political issues of our time, from immigration to the drug war. It opens a door onto one of the great literary work of all time, Cervantes’s Don Quixote, as well those of 11 Nobel Prize-winning authors. You’ll gain cultural exposure to countries that collectively have won 10 World Cup soccer titles; not to mention the art of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Diego Rivera; the home of Mexican salsa, Spanish guitar, and Argentine tango; and the archeological wonders of Machu Picchu and the Aztec pyramids. The Spanish language connects you with the U.S. Latino community, great food and music.
Spanish speakers earned on average $300 more monthly for being bilingual. They are in high demand in government, diplomacy, police forces, military service, business, nursing, environmental science, education, advertising, and mass media. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language by native speakers. It the second language in the U.S. It is the official language of 21 countries.
Stronger Verbal and Critical Thinking Skills
Learning to read, listen, speak, and write in Spanish is the best way to strengthen critical thinking skills in your native language necessary for graduate level entrance exams and successful performance in all advanced studies at the graduate level.