Why should I learn Spanish?
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡? “I love learning Spanish. It’s so much fun. And when I went to Madrid with my parents, the food was absolutely amazing!” These are the words of a 13 year old beginner.
𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐰𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐞 • There are 534 million Spanish speakers in the world and it is the fourth most widely spoken • It is the first language of 21 countries • It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations • With more than 33 million speakers, Spanish is the second largest language in the United States and widely spoken in South America
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞? • You'll be better able to communicate with Spanish speakers and this can open so many opportunities • Job prospects are much more favourable if you can speak Spanish • You can travel to a Spanish-speaking country and really get to know the culture and the food!
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭? • Spanish is one of the most phonetic languages in the world which makes it very easy to pronounce. Words are pronounced as they are spelt! • There are many cognates with English, which makes it easier to learn vocabulary eg. “mucho” = “a lot”
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 Learning Spanish provides a portal to some of the most culturally wonderful resources in the world: • 𝐀𝐫𝐭: from Cervantes to the surreal art of Pablo Picasso; • 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜: from the beautiful sound of Argentine tango bands to the ensemble of Cuban musicians at the Buena Vista Social Club; • 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝: or from the burritos and other local delicacies in a restaurant in Mexico City to the jamón ibérico, paella or seafood in Malaga.
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚? Learning Spanish can be great fun and at Minerva we have much experience in tutoring pupils of all ages.
𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚 𝐓𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡, 𝐆𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧, 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐆𝐂𝐒𝐄, 𝐀 𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 / 𝐈𝐁𝐃𝐏 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲-𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐲 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝. For details of how we can help your child, please contact Valerie Weston on: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +852 6156 5705. We would be delighted to hear from you.