Spanish and Latin American Studies (SaLAS)

¿Por qué aprender español?

!Es mucho más de lo que piensas!

Why is it important to learn Spanish?
-There are over 400 million Spanish speakers worldwide.
-With more than 33 million speakers, Spanish is the second largest language in the United States.
-Being able to speak Spanish greatly enhances your resume. If you are bilingual you are more competitive in the workplace.
-Whether as a Spanish teacher or that of any discipline, you can make a difference in the field of education. Your language skills will enable you to interact with English Language Learners.
-You can travel to a Spanish-speaking country and really get to know the culture.
-Your ability to understand Spanish enables you to gain important insights that monolinguals cannot.
-As we grow older, our memory begins to fade. Learning a foreign language actually helps keep your memory sharp.

 These are some of the many careers available to you if you study Spanish:

International Commerce      
Public Relations     
Marketing     
Teaching   
Mass Communications
Health Services      
Tourist Industry        
Translation
Public Policy

Take a course in the Spanish and Latin American Spanish Program (SaLAS); be part of a vibrant language community!