Together with its influence in international politics, trade and commerce, the growing prestige of Spanish in the cultural terrain makes of it a highly desired language.
The ability to communicate in Spanish as a second language, or simply to read it, is one of the most practical and transportable skills in today’s world. The sheer size of the Hispanic civilization and its exchanges of all kinds with English-speaking countries explains why so many English speakers of all nationalities choose not to ignore Spanish.
There is hardly any career of professional area that is not boosted by the knowledge of Spanish. In the United States alone, the chances of getting a job – any job – improve by more than 35% when the candidate shows a working knowledge of both Spanish and English.
Due to its wide community usage in vast parts of the world, including Australia, Spanish is a useful language in any profession that involves dealing with people. Areas in which Spanish graduates might find opportunities include:
- Higher Education
- Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language
- Translation and Interpreting
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Health and Nursing