That’s right — the latest research shows that speaking being bilingual improves cognitive skills unrelated to language
9) Some Industries Demand Spanish Speakers
Kathryn Gilles, a new registered nurse at Sutter Memorial Hospital, in Sacramento, Calif., puts information into a patient’s chart under the supervision of her mentor, Eileen Anderson, R.N., BSN, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. California’s jobless rate remained unchanged at 10.7 precent in July, as the state saw slow employment growth, adding a little more then 25,000 jobs. The figure released Friday by the California Employment Development is an improvement over the state’s 11.9 percent unemployment rate of a year ago. Jobs were added last month to health care, the government sector, financial and professional services, education and the hospitality industry. But job losses were seen in construction, manufacturing, transportation and information sectors. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
10) It’s Not A Hard Language To Learn
Chinese requires learning tones. French is spelled funny. Arabic has a different alphabet. Spanish, on the other hand, is spelled phonetically and many of the words are similar to English.
11) To Improve Cultural Understanding
Latinos are one of the fast-growing populations in the United States. English may be the country’s most commonly spoken language, but America doesn’t have an official language. We come from all around the world, and some 50 million of us have our roots in Spanish-speaking countries. Spanish can often help you get to know your neighbors.
12) Reduces Risk Of Alzheimer’s
Seriously, for real. Fluency in two languages reduces risk of Alzheimer’s. Source: CBS
13) Watch Foreign Movies Without Reading Subtitles
Understand the subtleties and get the jokes in real time next time you watch a film from Latin America or Spain once you master the language.
14) Expand Your Dating Pool
Knowing another language, especially one popular in your own country boosts the amount of potential dating partners you might find. Know how to flirt in Spanish and get a leg up on the competition.
15) Accomplish Routine Tasks On The Border
Ever find yourself in downtown Laredo, Texas or somewhere in Miami without an English speaker in sight? Learning to speak Spanish will take care of the problem.
16) Impress Your Friends
17) Understand Foreign Song Lyrics
Curious why those tango singers are wailing about so dramatically? Want to know what those reggaeton guys are yelling about? Interested in knowing what the salsa your dancing to means? Learn Spanish and find out.