To explain it in one sentence... Spanish is
huge! Spanish is the official language of Spain as well as the native
language to some 322 to 358 million people in the world. Many of those
people live in the other countries where Spanish is the official language:
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican
Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras,
Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Spanish
is also the official language of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and is
widely spoken in several other nations, including Canada, Morocco, the
Philippines, and the United States.
Let's face it, the majority of new immigrants to the United States are
retaining their native tongue and most of them speak Spanish. The Spanish
speaking population of the United States is skyrocketing but the number of
multi-lingual teachers, clinicians and professionals are not able to meet
the need of this coming phenomenon.
We need to re-train ourselves to be able to
work effectively in this new era. The EssentialSpanish.com series of
products and seminars is the first step in your Spanish language
education. It is not meant to teach you everything you need to know, but
it will get you started quickly with the essential foundations so you can
advance to the next level!
"Spanish Language," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2004
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