Did you know that Spanish is spoken by over 500 million people in the world (as a first or second language)? The US is home to around 41 million native Spanish speakers alone. That's more Spanish speakers than any other country in the world, except Mexico! In 2021, almost 8 million Spanish speakers live in Texas alone! Learning Spanish allows you to appreciate and better understand Spanish language movies, music and literature. It is a resume booster since it equips you to serve Spanish speaking clients and customers. It can also give you an advantage over other employees or even increase your salary by about 10-15%. Last but not least, Spanish is a phonetic language and is one of the easier ones to learn!
Did you know that German is an official language of the European Union? It's because German is the second most widely spoken language in Europe - even ahead of Spanish and French. German is the second most important language in science and knowing it will give you an advantage in various research fields. Also, more Germans travel the world than any other nationality. Although many of them speak another language, like English, they need people everywhere who speak their language! Finally, did you know that attending a college or university is 100% FREE in Germany, even for you! All you need to do is learn German!
Did you know that French is the official language of 29 countries? It is also an official language of the United Nations, European Union, the International Red Cross and the Olympics! If you know French, you can travel anywhere! Did you know that France is a world leader in science and technology innovation and knowing French will improve your chances of being accepted into these careers? It is also a very useful language in the fashion industry, culinary arts, theater, dance, visual arts and architecture.
Did you know that over 50% of all words in English derived from Latin? Many medical terms and almost all legal terms are Latin. Knowing Latin will put you at an advantage for careers in medicine, nursing, law, science, music, ancient or medieval history and classical literature. It can also improve your English vocabulary, maximize your SAT/ACT and LSAT scores and give you a deeper appreciation of literature, art and history.
Did you know that it is estimated that around 1 million people use American Sign Language around the world? Did you know sign language isn't only used with hearing impaired people? It is also used to aid in communication with pre-verbal children, people with autism, dyslexia and other learning differences. There is a high demand for interpreters who are fluent in ASL. Interpreters are needed in educational settings, doctor's offices, court rooms, meetings and concerts. Knowing ASL can lead to higher abstract and creative thinking, better problem-solving skills, greater cognitive flexibility and better listening skills.