Learning Spanish for Business benefits global executives, leaders, & HR professionals.
Help your team increase productivity by studying Spanish.
No matter where you’re based, Spanish is one of the most useful languages for any business professional to know.
Consider these recent statistics:
More than 572 million people around the world speak Spanish. That includes 43 million native Spanish speakers and 15 million additional people with some knowledge of Spanish in the U.S.
Spanish is spoken in almost 8 percent of the world, and that’s expected to remain steady through at least 2050. By contrast, Mandarin and English are expected to lose ground percentage-wise.
Spanish has the second-highest number of native speakers in the world.
(Mandarin Chinese is #1.)
By 2050, the number of global Spanish speakers
is predicted to hit 754 million.
The U.S. has 57.5 million residents of Hispanic origin. That’s 17.8 percent of the total U.S. population.
U.S. Hispanics have $1.7 trillion
in purchasing power.
By 2060, the U.S. will have the second-largest population of Spanish speakers after Mexico. About 28.6 percent of the U.S. population — 119 million people — will be Hispanic.
Based on all of that, it’s no wonder that Spanish is tied with Mandarin and French as the second-most-studied language in the world, according to El Pais. (English is #1.) It’s also no wonder that HR professionals see enormous value in business professionals learning Spanish.
It’s not just employees in Spanish-speaking countries who can benefit from Spanish language training.
Others who could use Spanish skills in their jobs include:
Professionals who work alongside Spanish-speaking colleagues, and especially those who manage Spanish speakers.
Professionals who remotely collaborate with Spanish-speaking colleagues on global teams.
Local leaders in communities with numerous Spanish speakers. (Did you know that Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York & Texas each has 1 MM or more Hispanic residents?)
Professionals who provide products or services
for a large Spanish-speaking audience.
Executives who lead companies with a presence
in Spanish-speaking countries.
HR professionals who serve a workforce
with Spanish speakers.
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