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Two languages are better than one

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Boxing rings are actually square, quicksand works slowly and a Guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor a pig. According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, learning a second language at an early age has a positive effect on intellectual growth. Multilingual people, especially children, are skilled at switching between two systems of speech, writing and structure, which, according to Penn State University, makes them good multitaskers, because they can easily switch between different structure
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There are definite advantages to learning a second and/or third language. According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, learning a second language at an early age has a positive effect on intellectual growth. It enriches and enhances a child’s mental development, leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.

It helps build multitasking skills. Multilingual people, especially children, are skilled at switching between two systems of speech, writing and structure, which, according to Penn State University, makes them good multitaskers, because they can easily switch between different structures.

It staves off Alzheimer’s and dementia. According to a recent study by Dr. Thomas Bak in the journal “Neurology,” being bilingual keeps the brain “nimble” and may delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s by up to six years.

Also, knowing another language can increase career choices and job opportunities. Procter & Gamble states that a number of its jobs in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. requires a foreign language, which gives bilingual applicants a huge advantage.

Hospitals, courts, schools, Fortune 500 companies and the State Department are all recruiting employees with language skills. The Department of Labor estimates a 42 percent increase in jobs for interpreters and translators over the next 10 years.

Speaking a second or third language gives us the ability to communicate with people we would otherwise not have the chance to know.

I encourage more Americans to learn a second language. I think it would help expand our understanding of other cultures and of the world, and it might even help us live a little longer. And that’s how I see it.

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Seven reasons why speaking another language is good for you

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IT’S one of life’s truths: Being bilingual or multilingual can only be considered a good thing.
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IT’S one of life’s truths: Being bilingual or multilingual can only be considered a good thing.


The ability to travel seamlessly in another country; to interact with people you wouldn’t otherwise be able to communicate with; to really understand and immerse yourself in another culture, whether it be your own or another’s; and on the most trivial level, to order off a menu and truly know what you’re ordering.

 

But aside from all these reasons, there is a multitude of research showing how speaking more than one language is also good for your health — particularly, the health of your brain.

 

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Language learning: what motivates us?

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What happens in the brain when we try to learn a language can tell us a lot about what drives us to learn it in the first place. Lauren Razavi unpacks the science

 

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Both Trenkic and Schumann believe that native English speakers are at a unique disadvantage in trying to learn other languages. The key issue in motivating English-speaking language learners is the prevalence of English as the world's lingua franca, an issue that has been explored and debated by experts for more than a decade.

"We speak natively the language that the world is trying to learn. For us, it's never clear that we need to learn a second language, and if we decide to, it's hard for us to pick which one," Schumann asserts. "It's also very difficult to maintain a conversation with a German if your German isn't good, because they'll quickly switch to English, and they're often more comfortable doing so."

"One of the main reasons there are more successful learners of English than of other languages is that there's more 'material' out there, and it's more socially relevant in the sense that people you know are likely to share your enthusiasm for the material – films and music, for example," Trenkic adds.

Does this mean that all hope is lost for native English speakers learning foreign languages? Not necessarily. Schumann argues that many European states are successful in cultivating bilingual societies because of active societal support and the national-level importance placed on it.

"In countries like Holland and Sweden, the society has realised they have to learn a more international language. They start teaching English very early but with no magic method," Schumann says. "The Dutch put on a lot of television in English with Dutch subtitles. In the entertainment media, they give a preference to English. Nationally, they give their communities a language they can use in the world."

English's role as a global lingua franca might make foreign language acquisition more of an effort, but the motivation – as Schumann puts it – "to get to know, to be with, to interact with and perhaps become like the speakers of [a] target language" remains intact. For English speakers, the focus must be on the cultural and social benefits of learning languages – on the symptoms of integrative motivation, which go beyond employment prospects and good grades

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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

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I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being bilingual. The handy infographic below takes a look at how the brain benefits from being bilingual. We’ll give you a hint: there’s much more to it than just being able to communicate with more people in their native tongue.

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Educators once opposed raising bilingual children. Experts now say it’s beneficial.

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Educators once frowned on raising bilingual children. Experts now say it’s good for cognitive development.
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Researchers may just be seeing the tip of the iceberg when assessing the impact of bilingualism, and many questions remain. Chief among them is whether an older, monolingual person could benefit from studying a second language.

 

Bialystok is convinced the answer is yes, even if the performance boost is less pronounced than for those who grew up bilingual. “Learn a language at any age, not to become bilingual, but just to remain mentally stimulated,” she says. “That’s the source of cognitive reserve'"

 

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Granada Christmas activities in Andalucia Spain. Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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Granada Christmas activities in Andalucia Spain. Street markets, nativity scenes and festive lights make the special atmosphere in the city.

 

Combine a visit to Granada with a visit to the beautiful coast of this province: the Costa Tropical, where you can follow a Spanish Language course at our school, located right in the beach!

 

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The Spanish Christmas celebrations vary slightly from the festivites in the UK or USA. Celebrations in Spain generally begin around 5th December and continue right through to the end of 6th January.

Here is my guide to what´s happening in Granada this festive season. If you are visting another area of Spain the basic outline will probably be quite similar to this one.

 

At the foot of this post is a quick guide to Spanish Christmas words you´ll hear constantly over the next month.

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New Study Shows Brain Benefits Of Bilingualism

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Being bilingual opens up new worlds to speakers. It also appears to delay the onset of dementia.
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The largest study so far to ask whether speaking two languages might delay the onset of dementia symptoms in bilingual patients as compared to monolingual patients has reported a robust result. Bilingual patients suffer dementia onset an average of 4.5 years later than those who speak only a single language.

 

While knowledge of a protective effect of bilingualism isn't entirely new, the present study significantly advances scientists' knowledge. Media reports emphasize the size of its cohort: 648 patients from a university hospital's memory clinic, including 391 who were bilingual. It's also touted as the first study to reveal that bilingual people who are illiterate derive the same benefit from speaking two languages as do people who read and write. It also claims to show that the benefit applies not only to Alzheimer's sufferers but also people with frontotemporal and vascular dementia.

 

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Mexican Language And Customs: Are They Spanish Or Something Else... ?

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The Mexican language has undergone various changes in the previous century or two. Today, Mexican Spanish has a lilting intonation that European Spanish doesn’t. This comes from the Nahuatl language, which also has this intonation. Mexican Spanish has also kept many indigenous words from the days of the conquistadors, such as aguacate, or avocado, and patata, or potato. Mexican Spanish still shows marks of its origins with the conquistadors. It uses many archaic expressions, and it also shows traces of the accent of Extremadura. - See more at: http://livingbilingual.com/2013/08/12/mexican-language/#sthash.pKaUKCSz.dpuf

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When the Spanish conquistadors entered Mexico, they changed Mexican customs and culture forever. Mexican language also changed. The Spanish brought their language to Mexico, where it’s predominant today. - See more at: http://livingbilingual.com/2013/08/12/mexican-language/#sthash.pKaUKCSz.dpuf

 

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This article represents religous customs. Mexicans have kept indigenent words from the past and are still being used today. Some people think that these old ways of life have died off but many people still live by these

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Spanish Language – Facts & Infographic | Languages of the World

Spanish Language – Facts & Infographic | Languages of the World | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Informative facts about Spanish Language easily with our infographic overview showing language characteristics and roots of the language.
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What Is Bilingual Education In The United States? Past, Present, Future

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What is bilingual education? Bilingual education is when a person is educated in two languages. Generally speaking, bilingual education is used when talking about immigrants receiving at least partial education in their native tongue. For example, a Mexican family moves here and enrolls their child into school. Once in school, their child struggles because they don’t speak the common tongue (English) at a high enough level to keep up. Therefore, they are educated bilingually; partly in Spanish and partly in English

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Bilingual education is still fairly common today with about 20% of people speaking a language other than English at home. However, answering the question ‘what is bilingual education’ has changed slightly these days. The United States, and other traditionally monolingual English-speaking countries, have slowly started to realize the importance of multilingualism. They are starting to allocate funds, resources, and starting new dual immersion schools and other institutions focused on teaching children another language. The role is starting to reverse, slightly, from non-English to English to English natives being educated in another language with the hopes that they learn that language. The recent research is clearly showing many benefits of bilingual education. This bilingual edge is something that children in modern-day America will hopefully enjoy more in the coming generations than in the past generations. - See more at: http://livingbilingual.com/2013/09/05/what-is-bilingual-education-us/#sthash.HE1lJSl1.dpuf

 

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What is the fastest way to learn a foreign language?

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Many of us dream of going to a foreign country and learning some of the local language so we can at least make conversation. But we don't want to spend years doing it.

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The Immersion Technique When it comes to learning a language fast, the most tried-and-true method is the immersion technique, commonly associated with the Berlitz language schools. What Berlitz educators found in the 1950s and 60s was that their students learned more quickly if they stopped using grammar textbooks and just started speaking the language on the very first day of class. In a Berlitz school, students learn a language through intensive exposure to it in a context that makes sense. So, for example, you and your classmates might sit down to dinner and start talking about it in Arabic. It is easier to learn the language quickly if your teacher hands you plates and food items while describing them. The idea is that you pick up key phrases and words first, and then learn the grammar almost unconsciously in the process.

 

Though this sounds common-sensical to us now, it was fairly revolutionary at the time the Berlitz schools pioneered it. Now, most language schools aimed at teaching languages quickly use some version of the immersion method.

 

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How To Speak Like A Native | TIME.com

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The surprising truth about learning a foreign language: accent isn't the most important thing

 

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Can an adult learn to speak a second language with the accent of a native? Not  likely, but new research suggests that we would make better progress, and be  understood more easily by our conversational partners, if we abandoned a perfect  accent as our goal in the language learning process.

 

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Tips for the Heat - Under the Spanish Sun Piccavey.com by Molly Sears

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Tips for the Heat- Under the Spanish Sun.I have prepared this list to offer tips for coping with heat. After living in Andalusia many years, watching locals

 

#LearnSpanish in #Spain: La Herradura is a beautiful coastal town with great long beach, in horsehoe shaped bay. Here the temperatures are very mild, both in the summer and winter, with temperatures between 20-28 degrees celcius.

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Clothes:

Only wear natural fibres: Silk, Linen, Cotton or Ramie. A mix of these fibres is also good. Very important to steer clear from polyester, acrylic Lycra  or nylon. These fabrics don´t allow the skin to breath and will keep the heat in.Best to choose pale coloured clothes to wear. White, beige tones or pastel colours. They reflect heat and will be far more comfortable than wearing darker colours which absorb heat.Wear a Hat. It protects you from overheating and can help prevent sunstroke. It also helps you to keep your hair in good condition too. If you have coloured hair or highlights, the hat (or headscarf)  will protect your tresses from discoloration and drying out. Your hairdresser will be pleased ; )  Always choose pale shades for your headwear. If you wear a dark coloured hat this will attract heat and may cause you to sweat or overheat.

 

The Spanish Language School of La Herradura, South Spain, is located right on the beach. Because of the Sea Climate, temperatures are comfortable all year around, and you can practise your favorite (water) sports at any time of the year!

 

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From J-Lo to Strictly: why more students are learning Spanish

From J-Lo to Strictly: why more students are learning Spanish | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Spanish is helping to reverse the decade-long decline in the number of students taking language GCSEs, says Emily Wight
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Its popularity is down to a number of a cultural factors, according to Simon Coffey, course tutor of PGCE French and Spanish at King's College London, who points to Spain's popularity as a family holiday destination. The number of Brits travelling there this year increased by 5.8% on 2013: "We're always asking people why, and the same reasons crop up – the perceived importance of Spanish in the world and also the fact that people go on holiday there and we can't underestimate the importance of that as a factor."

 

Memories of a week in Benidorm with mum and dad don't make Spanish cool – that's down to Shakira. Yes, really. Coffey points to the growing mainstream appeal of American Latino culture that has followed in the footsteps of fast food, hip-hop and Hollywood to become an American cultural export to the UK. "Spanish is cool partly because of the holiday factor in the European sense but also because it's got Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, all the famous Latino singers in the States," he said. "French and German don't have that sort of global appeal because they're not present in youth culture in the same way."

 

Kristina Hardy, a Spanish teacher at Helenswood Academy in East Sussex, agrees. She has noticed that students are attracted to the Latino culture they see on TV. "Students are used to hearing Spanish more in music – like Shakira. They go mad listening to her songs," she said. TV programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing, which features traditional Latin American dances such as the paso doble and the tango, have had an influence, she adds.

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The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It) | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but with a few learning methods, you can still give yourself the best chance for learning a new language.

Via Rafael Scapin, Ph.D., Amy Melendez
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8 Superhero Qualities For Raising a Bilingual Child

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Raising bilingual kids take work and commitment. Tap into these qualities to raise your child with two languages!

 

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If there is one thing being a parent teaches you, it is that you can do more than you ever imagined. You can go on less sleep, remember more details and be more patient than you had dreamed possible. And, if you are raising a bilingual or multilingual child, you do it all thinking continuously about language. You are indeed a super hero! At least in the eyes of that toddler watching you get ready for work.

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The Neurolinguistic Advantages of Being Bilingual

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There are many advantages of being bilingual, and this article touches on several neurolinguistic benefits.
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Benefits of bilingualism in simple words

 

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Learning a language, or other new endeavor, can help maintain brain function

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By Fred W. Wright Jr.Times CorrespondentPeople who are bilingual have a greater resistance to the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from York University in Toronto.
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The report also said being bilingual may be a weapon against the deterioration seen during aging. The study determined that learning a second language, even later in life, delays the decline of important brain function. A set of cognitive processes known as "the executive control system" — which allows people to think in complex ways and controls the allocation of attention — is enhanced in people who are actively bilingual throughout their lives.

 

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Spanish activities. Learn Spanish in Spain, La Herradura: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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A Guide to #Spanish - 10 facts about the Spanish language. Learn Spanish in La Herradura, Spain www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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BBC Languages - Learn Spanish in your own time and have fun with Languages of the world. Your fun Spanish language taster. Pick up essential phrases and learn some fascinating facts about the Spanish language.

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Where is Spanish spoken?

 

Also known as Castilian, due to its origins in the Castile region of Spain, Spanish is the official language of Spain. It's also spoken across Central and South American countries which were former Spanish colonies, and more recently in the USA due to migration from its southern neighbours

 

In Africa, Spanish is spoken in Equatorial Guinea and the disputed territory of Western Sahara. In Asia, there are still remnants of the language in the Philippines

 

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9 Tips For Learning A New Language - LivingBilingual

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editors note: Today we have a great guest post by Tami Lawry with some great words of wisdom. Enjoy!

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In today’s world, learning another language can be extremely beneficial. More and more cities are becoming diverse, and knowing another language can help you communicate with your neighbors. More and more companies are starting to expand globally, and knowing another language can help you not only land a job, but be involved in the global side of the business.

 

But learning a new language is not very easy, especially as you get older. You no longer have the time or attention span to dedicate to learning a new language, which can cause frustration during the learning process. Although learning a new language will be challenging, it’s not impossible. Instead of giving up, use the following tips to help you successfully learn a new language. - See more at: http://livingbilingual.com/2013/09/13/9-tips-learning-new-language/#sthash.sakFZAXY.dpuf

 

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How do you say ‘giant box of cereal’ in #Spanish?

How do you say ‘giant box of cereal’ in #Spanish? | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Suffice it to say it took me an hour to pick up the giant box of cereal from my mother.
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These are the moments when all f the phrases you toss around before you go  abroad become real: “Immersion will be great for my Spanish — it’ll really force  me to speak it. Of course it’ll be hard sometimes, but in the end I’ll be much  better for it.” When you hear that in a pre-departure meeting or say it to your  family, it’s hard to picture the cracked blue plastic cushion of the bench in  the Miraflores post office where you’ll sit, cradling a cardboard box,  cursing  your clumsy Spanish. Even when you say, “The first few days will probably be  rough,” you can’t anticipate the headaches two weeks in, when you’re dreaming  and doodling in Spanish but still need your host mother to slowly repeat her  question about what kind of tea you want. Read more at http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/how-do-you-say-giant-box-of-cereal-in-spanish/#4G7wTaeuK0hFIRaU.99

 

 

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11 ways to learn Spanish or any foreign language

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There is all kinds of advice out there concerning how to learn a foreign language and specifically Spanish. I think I'll join the pack and chime in with my advice. So…. tada….

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here’s my handy dandy list of 11 things you should do to learn a foreign language.

1. Sign up for a class.

You have many options here.  You probably have a Community College (also know as a Junior College) somewhere near.  They most likely offer foreign language classes.  Stop by and get the current class schedule and see if they have night classes, summer classes or even special adult classes.  You might even want to talk with the head of the foreign language department to see what’s available.  If you can’t stop by, they probably even have their course listings on the internet. Look ‘em up.  Your local university probably accepts non-enrolled/part-time students into lower-level classes.  That could also be a good option. Another option:  Your local adult center, besides offering exercise classes and weekly Bingo, they probably offer French/Spanish lessons.  If you’re learning Spanish, it’s a pretty widely-studied language, so you’ve got that on your side.

The main point here about signing up for a class, is it will help you keep progressing.  Whether you know next to nothing, or you’re already pretty fluent, getting out to a class and learning or even helping others will help keep you from stagnating in what you know.

2. Buy (and use) a dictionary (or three)

This sounds pretty straightforward, and it is.  Get yourself a good, two-way Spanish <-> English dictionary (or use Tomísimo online).  When you run into words you don’t know look them up.  If you don’t have access to your dictionary, write down the words and look them up later.  When I was in Costa Rica studying Spanish, I carried around a small notebook writing down all the words I heard but didn’t know. Then at night, I would look up all the words and study them.  It helped immensely.

 

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Learn Spanish in Spain, La Herradura

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Spanish Classes in La Herradura, South Spain, a total immersion to learn the Spanish Language in a proficient way. More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

As a survey reveals British teenagers are the worst in Europe at foreign languages, Anne Merritt reveals the 10 easiest to learn from scratch.

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For language learners, a great feature of Spanish is its shallow orthographic depth – that is, in most cases, words are written as pronounced. This means that reading and writing in Spanish is a straightforward task.

Pronunciation is also fairly easy for native English speakers, with only ten vowel and diphthong sounds (English has 20), and no unfamiliar phonemes except for the fun-to-pronounce letter ñ. Grammatically speaking, Spanish has fewer irregularities that other Romance languages.

Spanish is also an attractive second language for English speakers because of its international status. Spanish is an official language on three continents, and with growing economies in Latin and South America, it’s a valuable professional skill. In a Telegraph survey, 37 per cent of employers rated Spanish as a useful language to know

 

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Spanish immersion in spanish local town. School is located right on the beach, in stunning bay. Great climate all year around, lots of (water) sports activities.

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Bilingualism Today: Meeting the Demands of the 21st Century [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Spanish immersion programs in the South of Spain, in local Spanish town. Our school is located right on the beach of La Herradura, in beautiful horsehoe-shaped bay. Familiar school that offers a lot of attention to each students, due to the small classes. Professional and qualified Spanish native teachers. Teaching children (+5), teenagers and adults. Also programs for professionals.

 

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With advances in technology, business, and communication worldwide, a cross-cultural familiarity is becoming increasingly important in the 21st century. Half of the world’s population speaks more than one language, and bilingual people are becoming more and more valuable in business and social settings. English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian are emerging as some of the top languages desired in the business, digital, and social world.

To find out more about bilingualism and leading languages for 2013 and beyond, take a look at this interesting infographic from Bluedata International Institute, a New York City ESL school. If you have any friends or family considering working on their language skills or learning English, please feel free to share this infographic with them!

 

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