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Studying Spanish

Why Study Spanish at Linfield?

There are more than 450 million native Spanish-speakers in the world, making it the second most spoken language after Chinese.

In the United States alone, about 13% of the population (43 million people) speak Spanish as their first language. It is also the official language of 20 Central and South American, European and African countries as well as countries of the Caribbean such as Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Additionally, many people speak Spanish in the United States, Belize, Andorra, Gibraltar, and West Africa (i.e. Spanish New Guinea, Morocco).

Spanish is the gateway to communicating with a huge group of native and non-native speakers.

Speaking Spanish can propel travel, career and personal growth opportunities.

There is research indicating that language-learning improves your cognitive abilities, including memory, problem-solving, and verbal and spatial abilities. And that it provides speakers of the language a better chance of landing a job and making more money than their monolingual counterparts.

Studying Spanish at Linfield allows students to acquire all these skills, explore, inspire, grow, communicate and more.

Spanish and Latinx Studies

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