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The Dual Language Advantage
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Spanish Language on the Rise
As an American the language of our Nation is English, however there is another language that is on the rise in our nation as well. Spanish. This is especially true if you were to live or spend any amount of time in California. There are many cultures and folks of another ethnicity that live, work, and play right in your very neighborhood, however the Latin culture is expansive and Latins come from several countries all over the world; such as Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Guatemala, Argentina, El Salvador, Panama, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. America is a land of opportunity and change. People from all over the world come to make a positive change and make a better life for themselves as well as their families.
Press 1 For English and 2 for Spanish
Most signs these days you pass on a regular basis are both in English and Spanish. The forms you fill out at the doctor's office, at your job, the bank, or even at the local grocery store have an English or Spanish option. When you call any company for gas, electric, telephone, cable, or water services etc, you are asked to "Press 1 for English, or Press 2 for Spanish". The reason for this is because Spanish is on the rise. Spanish is in the number 2 ranking position for the United States Language, due to the rising population of Spanish speaking occupants.
The Language of Business
Since there is a rising population of Spanish in the United States then there are many higher paying jobs available that require you to speak both English and Spanish to adhere to the ever rising Spanish speaking clientele. From a business perspective it is very lucrative and business savvy to employ dual language employees.
Knowing a second language not only makes you more marketable against competition in the job search criteria, but also makes you more valuable and can increase your earning potential. Your ability to connect with Spanish speaking clientele just as well as English speaking clientele makes for happy customers and business owners alike. The needs of customers can be met with satisfaction, and the business keeps their customers.
Funny video about Spanish
Fear of the Unknown
Most often there is a fear involved in learning a new language, a lack of confidence, or perhaps even laziness. In the long run learning a new language is beneficial and holds a certain level of satisfaction. A dual language advantage helps you in developing relationships, (both romantic and business) traveling, and overall opening up your horizons.
Romance among Nations
You have options
Now thanks to the wonderful world wide web, aka the internet, we have a plethora of options when it comes to learning a new language right at our fingertips and just a click away. I have a few recommended links listed below for your reference. Keep changing with the times and good luck on your new language speaking adventures.
Via con Dios Amigos!