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Conversational Spanish - for Personal and Professional Growth

Aug 17, 2007
Conversational Spanish would open the door for you to interact with millions of Spanish-speaking people across the globe. Be it for enhancing your journey experiences or for improving your career prospects, learning the Latino language would definitely add value.

Who Should Learn Conversational Spanish and Why?

Over 350 million people in the world speak Spanish, making it the third most widely spoken language, and the second most in the USA, which is mainly due to the South American immigrants and the Mexican proximity.

In any kind of career, one has to interact with clients or others in corresponding businesses. With the steadily increasing number of people speaking Spanish, joining the league of Spanish speakers around the world will definitely help most individuals trying to find a job or to grow in already established careers.

Knowing how to hold a conversation in Spanish would make potential customers in any business feel at ease, thus resulting in increased profits. It will save time (and money), thanks to an increased and faster understanding of the customer's native language, hence eliminating the potential linguistic barrier that might ruin (or delay) an important deal or two.

Apart from the factors mentioned above, learning how to converse in Spanish will also enrich your knowledge of English, as many English words have their origin in Latin, the language from which Spanish has originated.

Why Conversational Spanish is Important?

Yes, an ordinary Spanish course might be sufficient for you, without the training in any conversational skills. However, in certain cases like booking a flight or reserving a hotel, knowledge of conversational Spanish might come in extremely handy. These are simple examples of situations (there are others) in which a thorough bookish knowledge of the language might not suffice, one might need to give it the extra touch that comes only from an expertise in the day-to-day conversational approach to the language.

There are certain aspects of language usage that might not be common in literature or letters, but might be a regular component of the ordinary conversation of laymen. It is essential that one picks up such phrases and jargons, which might be achieved only through a thorough knowledge of conversational Spanish.

Yes, picking up a foreign language is not easy at all. However, among them, Spanish is one of the easier ones to learn, more so for conversational Spanish, even more so for those who are more or less well equipped in conversational English already.
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Jim Zorn is web master of the Spanish Learning Guide. Please visit to find out more about learning Spanish through local schools, studying abroad and educational technologies.
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