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Having bilingual children

Updated on September 3, 2014

Spanish Language around the World

  1. Spanish is spoken by 517 million people worldwide, four fifths of these are native speakers, one fifth are second or third language Spanish speakers.
  2. Spanish ranks as the world’s No. 2 language in terms of how many people speak it as their first language. It is slightly ahead of English (328 million) but far behind Chinese (1.2 billion).
  3. Spanish is the fourth mostly geographically widely spoken language behind English (112 countries), French (60) and Arabic (57).
  4. Spanish is the third most used language in 2013 on the Internet, after – you guessed it; English and Mandarin, according to a recent report by the ICC*.

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Starting Early

The best way for a child to learn another language is to start early. Many people say that best way for a child to learn more than one language is to introduce them to it at an early age. I agree with this.

I am bilingual and had to go to school to learn how to read and write Spanish. I come from a family where we would talk in Spanish to each other but I never had anyone sit me down and teach me grammar or the structure of the language. So I had a lot of verbal practice but hardly any written practice, and would only read in Spanish when we would read the Bible. I wish that my mother would have taught me how to write in Spanish, since she went to a University in Nicaragua and has very good Spanish skills.

She didn't teach me to write but now and then helps me with my Spanish homework as well as reads over my essays I turn in. We plan to have a Spanish School in the city we live at. With her help I want to teach Spanish to anyone who wants to learn Spanish, but want to focus on children.

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Why It Pays To Be Bilingual

The best thing about being bilingual is getting paid more because of it. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Latinos are the largest minority group since April 2001. This means that bilinguals that speak English and Spanish are in demand. Knowing Spanish will benefit you more than knowing any other language.

According to, on average, bilingual pay differentials range between 5 and 20 percent per hour more than the position's base rate.

If you are interested in getting paid more the best way to do that is learning another language, Spanish is preferred.

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Act Now

Now I know you must ask why Spanish, why not German or French, and the answer is that there is much more demand for Spanish-speaking people than any other language here in the United States. I know it is so much easier to learn a language when you are young so why not take our children at least three times a week to Spanish class.

This will make their futures more bright and will have a more possibility of getting a better paying job in the future. I currently have a bilingual position and get paid more because of it. Who wouldn't want this for their child. Act now and enroll them or get a tutor.

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