September 18, 2017
Dear Faith: Why should I take Spanish?
Faith says: Learning a second language is a
great idea! There are several reasons to learn Spanish:
1) It will help you with your job search and
eventual career. We now live in a "global marketplace," so learning
more about other cultures and languages can be a big asset in any
career. Employers are always impressed to see another language on
2) Learning Spanish can actually help you with
your English! Studying another language helps you learn about the
parts of speech and improves your communication skills in any
3) As you know, there are many Spanish speakers
in the U.S., so Spanish is helpful for many jobs across the country
and for travel in many areas.
4) Cultural understanding: Learning about other
languages and cultures can broaden your perspective on the world.
Knowing another language can give you an insider's view of cultures
other than your own. It also helps when you travel!
5) It's fun! Although learning another language
can be frustrating, it is a very rewarding feeling when your
classes start to come together and you actually have a conversation
in another language.
If you're trying to decide if learning Spanish
is for you, you should discuss this with a Spanish teacher at your
school. They'll have more information on your situation.