Without a doubt, learning Spanish is a plus for any foreign student. It is not only a tool to use as a language to travel around Spain or Latin America. It is also an added value to any CV or to increase the possibilities of being able to opt for more professional career opportunities in their own countries. We will tell you how learning and understanding Spanish can open up new opportunities for your future career.
In fact, when we ask someone why they are learning a language, almost everyone says the same thing, they find it interesting and useful for travel. It is clear that nowadays learning certain languages is more aimed at increasing the employability, such as German or Chinese. English is the Esperanto of the 21st century and it’s usefulness is more than assimilated in all aspects, but is there another reason to learn Spanish beyond the fact that it is an attractive language and is useful for travelling around a good part of the planet? Yes, as a career opportunity.
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. Although its role in Europe is not fundamental, as it is only spoken in Spain and even other languages ‘somewhat minor’ languages such as German and French outnumber them on the old continent, it is used by a large number of emerging economies in Latin America. Central America, Mexico and good parts of USA also use it. It is increasingly spoken in major business cities like Los Angeles and New York.
Having extensive knowledge of Spanish increases the chances of finding a job for all students that decide to sign up for a Spanish course and continue to make progress in the practice and mastery of the language. Also, to find a better job and a pursue a successful career in their place of origin.
Real examples of career opportunities for students
A German student comes to Valencia to learn Spanish. They return to their country and manages to find a job in an exporting company simply because of the added value in their CV of speaking Spanish or at least knowing it. In a job interview this detail can make him the chosen one. Or an Italian student. They do a few weeks of Spanish classes in Valencia and on their return, they get a job in a tourism company over a dozen candidates because, in addition to mastering English, they also know Spanish and the rest of the candidates do not.
These are just two real examples that show how understanding and learning Spanish can help foreign students to find a better job, even when they return to their own country.