Apprendre l’espagnol!

Pourquoi apprendre l’espagnol?

Why learn Spanish?

Spanish is one of the world’s major languages, spoken by approximately 500 million people (about 400 million native speakers and 100 million non-native speakers)
• the second most natively spoken language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese,
• and the third most spoken language by total number of speakers (after Chinese and English).

Spanish is official language in 20 countries. From all countries with a majority of Spanish speakers, only Spain and Equatorial Guinea are outside the Americas.
In Latin America, Spanish is the official language in: Argentina, Bolivia (co-official with Quechua and Aymara), Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay (co-official with Guaraní), Peru (co-official with Quechua and, in some regions, Aymara), Puerto Rico (co-official with English), Uruguay and Venezuela.

Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
It is also one of the official languages of the European Union.

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