For us, Spanish is the coolest language on Earth: which isn’t really a surprise, is it? And, since you’re here, we imagined you’re at least a little bit interested in it as well. Indeed, there is no getting around the facts: speaking Spanish rocks, and here are 5 reasons why you should start learning Spanish ASAP.
- Speaking Spanish is some sort of superpower.
No, we’re not exaggerating. Spanish is spoken by 570 million people worldwide and this number goes up every year. In total, it’s spoken natively across 21 countries in Europe, Africa and the Americas. If speaking to almost 7% of the world population is not a superpower (almost 10%, in 30 years), we don’t know what is.
- Spanish is easy to learn.
Come on… don’t be lazy! Spanish is one of the easiest languages an English speaker can learn. It will take you around 480 hours to have professional fluency (How long until I'm fluent in Spanish?) and around 600 to talk like a native. Although it sures sounds like a lot, do the math: it comes down to 11 hours a week for a whole year and that’s it, you’re ready to be a Spanish Guru! Plus learning Spanish sounds like a really cool weekend programme, if you ask us.
- Speaking Spanish is la leche.
We know every language has cool and funny expressions, but we go above and beyond. Ser la leche, by the way, means “to be the coolest/ the greatest” and we’re pretty sure you’ll think Spanish really is la leche when you hear what else we have in store for you.
- By the way, we are also pretty good at cursing too.
If you are still recovering from our idiomatic expressions, get ready for another rollercoaster. We’ve made an art out of cursing! You can add curse word after curse word, as if putting together a toy train. Of course you didn’t hear this from us: in our classes, only proper Spanish is allowed.
- Read, listen, watch.
Read some of the best books ever written, listen to music in Spanish and watch movies from the burgeoning Hispanic scene. “Best of” lists always vary according who’s writing them, but Greatest Books website lists Don Quixote and One Hundred Years of Solitude in the top 10. Incidentally, the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars was awarded to “A Fantastic Woman”, from Chile, and the Best Director prize went to Guillermo del Toro, who’s Mexican.
Interested in learning Spanish? You can start your classes anytime. At Spanish Gurus we have Spanish courses online for all levels and you can choose what’s most convenient for you according to your level or time zone. We also have one-on-one Spanish tutoring classes with native teachers, in case you need a tailored curriculum.