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Lees Summit, MO, United States, 2006/01/27 - More and more companies value employees with a knowledge of Spanish, a language that provides access to one of the fastest-growing markets in the world.
To stay competitive, forward-looking companies are strongly encouraging and even demanding a percentage of their employees learn Spanish. However, the push to learn Spanish is not purely economical, love, travel and personal pleasure also play major roles.
Although the majority of Spanish speaking individuals remain on America's coasts and the effort to learn Spanish or accomodate Spanish speaking people has already taken place in these areas, because there are approximately 500 million Spanish speakers around the globe, even middle America is being forced to place an emphasis on Spanish language learning. It has become imperative in order to effectively do business with coastal America, as well as globally. Twenty-nine million Americans above the age of 5 speak Spanish at home. That's approximately 1 out of every 10 United States residents. This massive group boasts a collective buying power that is expected to exceed $926 million by 2007. This massive cultural and economical Spanish influx is providing ample push for Americans to extend their comfort zones and learn this very important language.
There are approximately one million monthly searches on Yahoo alone for individuals interested in learning Spanish. Several popular options exists. Spanish teaching CDs and MP3s have proven to be popular as well as Spanish immersion programs, though not as popular due to the expense and time commitment. The very best programs focus on conversational and common usage Spanish. An effective learning system allows the user to learn Spanish rapidly, effectively and easily.
One such Spanish learning system that is getting rave reviews is Rocket Spanish. The author, Mauricl Evlampieff, is originally from Chile and is a native Spanish speaker. This very popular interactive audio course is designed to teach conversational Spanish very quickly and easily. One recent user raved: "Hey!! I just wanted to say that your course is really good. I've been using it on my computer for a month now and my grades have shot up! The games are really great too. I have looked for Spanish learning courses, but they either awful or they cost too much money."-- Jessica Underwood (USA)
"The world is rapidly becoming multilingual and Spanish is a key language of the future", said language researcher David Graddol, commenting on a recent report presented to the British Council. No one aware of the changing tides of business could fail to notice that we increasingly operate in global markets. Foreign language fluency is a significant asset for job seekers, as more and more companies trade internationally.
Mauricl Evlampieff is a native Chilean who is passionate about the Spanish language and provides a free 6 day Spanish learning course.