Many people learn a foreign language so they can carry on conversations when they are traveling abroad, speak with new relatives and friends, or simply learn more about a foreign country or culture.
You can enjoy all those benefits from learning to speak Spanish. But there are many other reasons to learn Spanish too, now that it has become America’s second language . . .
- Career opportunities – The demand is increasing for people who are bilingual in Spanish and English. Some are teachers. Others hold “front-line” jobs where it is important to converse with Spanish-speaking clients and customers. But front-line jobs are not the whole story, because more American companies are doing business with countries in Latin America and with Spain. Being bilingual can help quality you for jobs with excellent potential for growth and advancement.
- Good citizenship – If you live in a community with a large Hispanic population, you’ll be encountering Latino neighbors at your children’s schools, in your place of worship, and elsewhere. Being able to speak and understand Spanish can make you a better and more involved neighbor.
Two New Spanish Courses
If you’ve been meaning to learn Spanish, two new courses from StraighterLine can help you start today. Each of these courses lets you earn four college credits. That can help you fulfill a college language requirement quickly and earn the credits you need to graduate too.
The new courses are . . .
Rosetta Stone Spanish I and Spanish II
In both courses, grammar and vocabulary are taught through dynamic immersion and textbook reading and assignments. The focus is on using Spanish as a means of communication. Auditory comprehension, basic speech production, reading comprehension and composition are also stressed.
In both courses, Rosetta Stone software is used to enhance your oral and written mastery of the language.
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