Why Spanish is the most important language to learn

Why Spanish is the most important language to learn

“On a poster on the wall in a university in Beijing, I recently read these remarkable words from Nelson Mandela: ‘If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.’”

John Worne, the Director of strategy of the British Council has made a report  seeking to provide a strategic analysis of the UK’s long-term language needs, looking at a variety of economic, geopolitical, cultural and educational indicators and scoring different languages against these. It identifies a list of ten languages which will be of crucial importance for the UK’s prosperity, security and influence in the world in the years ahead.
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The indicators used are:
1. current UK export trade
2. the language needs of UK business
3. UK government trade priorities
4. emerging high growth markets
5. diplomatic and security priorities
6. the public’s language interests
7. outward visitor destinations
8. UK government’s International Education Strategy priorities
9. levels of English proficiency in other countries
10. the prevalence of different languages on the internet

Read the full Languages for the Future report here:

http://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/britishcouncil.uk2/files/languages-for-the-future-report.pdf



Luis Cardozo

Luis Cardozo is a successful language instructor for executives and busy professionals, and has more than 25 years experience teaching Spanish. In 2002 he launched SpanishNYC, offering customized instruction and translation services. -- Luis has taught group and individual Spanish classes at companies such as NBC, Univision, Nickelodeon, the Miss Universe Organization, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Sprint, Citicorp, JPMorgan, Deloitte & Touche and Pfizer. -- Luis Cardozo has developed his own method for teaching Spanish; the Natural Conversational Approach (NCA). -- With my method, you hear and understand Spanish from the first moment, whatever your level is. I create a relaxed practicing environment, where learning takes place easily and pleasurably. Instruction is totally focused on your specific background, based on the idea that everyone has unique talents, interests, strengths and challenges. -- My techniques allow us to intuit your needs, keep you motivated and insure that your instruction is effective. -- You will absorb the language consciously and unconsciously, just as you did when you learned your native language. -- You, the student, dictate how I should adapt to your way of learning, day by day. -- My main goal is that you enjoy the whole process and have fun learning Spanish.

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