Friday, September 4, 2009

Why learn Spanish?

I believe learning languages is EXTREMELY important because it is an instant common ground between two people. For example, if I were riding the metro into Washington D.C. and I happened to be sitting next to a Colombian woman and her daughter who had just moved to the U.S. a month ago. Their English is virtually nonexistent. If I could share the Spanish language with her and her daughter, instantly they would feel more comfortable and we would automatically share something in common. I believe that language is the single most beneficial way to connect with other people. Language is the very basis of communication and in order to be successful in life, having strong communication skills is a prerequisite.

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