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  • Spanish is the second most spoken native language in the world (580 million people) after Mandarin (Chinese).
  • By 2050, the USA will have the highest Spanish speaking population in the world according to the US Census Bureau.
  • 43 million people are native speakers of Spanish in the USA: 13% of the population.
  • 10.4 million people speak Spanish in California, the fastest growing language.
  • Spanish is the official language of 21 countries.
  • Spanish is one of the official languages of the United Nations, the European Union, the World Trade Organization, and the North American Free Trade Agreement
  • Many companies and organizations continue to develop Spanish versions of their products to market locally and globally.
  • There is a shortage of bilingual Spanish/English teachers in California and a continuing need for interpreters and translators in many fields.
  • Bilingual/Bi-cultural people have a broader world perspective, deeper appreciation and sensitivity for other cultures, characteristics highly valued by employers.
  • Experience a welcoming culture with award-winning movies, inspiring literature, spectacular art, delicious cuisine, beautiful music from diverse regions, and much more!