With over 500 million speakers worldwide, Spanish is the most widely spoken Romance language in the world. In nearly all parts of the globe, native Spanish speakers can be found, and it is one of the most frequently spoken second languages, making it useful both personally and professionally. Although it is now one the most commonly spoken languages, only 600 years ago, Spanish was nothing more than a native dialect spoken in the Castilian region of Spain, and only through exploration and conquest has it become the worldwide language it is today.
It is projected that by the year 2050, ten percent of the world’s population will speak Spanish, and the United States will become the country with the largest Spanish-speaking population. What better time is there than now to start learning Spanish and experiencing the culture of one of the many countries where Spanish is spoken?