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Why Spanish?
Welcome to
Spanish 1S
Why (por qué)
learn Spanish?
There are endless reasons to learn
Spanish!!!! You won’t regret it!! Here are a
just a few reasons why!!!
Spanish is the 3rd most spoken
language in the world after Chinese
and English; it is the 2nd most
widely spoken language; it is the
2nd most used language in Business.
Welcome to a day in Spanish!
Enter room and get seated
 Take out your word of the day template
 La Fecha (the date)
 Communicative/Writing Activities
 Group work
 Exit Sentence
 Homework:Consult Schoolwires

¿Por qué
estás aquí?
Why are you here?
“I SPEAK ENGLISH (the most
important language), SO I DON’T HAVE
TO LEARN A ‘FOREIGN’
LANGUAGE’.”
Most natively spoken languages in the world:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Mandarin Chinese
Spanish
English
Hindi/Urdu
Arabic
Why Study a Second
Language?
Academically
 exposes you to modes of thought outside of your native language
 develops your intellect; teaches you how to learn. The College
Board has demonstrated a positive correlation between the
study of foreign language and improved scores on the SAT.
These benefits on the verbal portion of the test outweighed even
prolonged study of English.
 improves the knowledge of your own language through
comparison and contrast with the foreign language
 Research indicates that knowing and using two languages reduces
your chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's
Disease. Other studies show that studying languages can improve
your memory and slow age-related decline in mental acuity.
Why Study a Second
Language?
Economically in the global economy,
language study gives you an advantage
over other applicants in the job market –
both for international and domestic
companies and positions.

The #1 fastest-growing market in America
is Hispanic consumers
Why Study a Second
Language?
Years of foreign
language required
for graduation at
many colleges and
universities:
2 to 3 years
Culturally
teaches and encourages respect for other peoples by
broadening your experiences and expanding your view
of the world and expands opportunities for travel and
leisure activity (reading, viewing foreign films)
Why Spanish?
Spanish Around the World

Worldwide, Spanish is the #2 most natively spoken
language, and the #3 most spoken language overall.
Why Spanish?
Spanish Around the World

Spanish is the official language of 14 nations, and the de-facto national
language of 6 more.
Why Spanish?
Spanish Around the World
Top 5 Spanish-speaking countries in the world (by population):
1. Mexico
3. Spain
2. United States of 4. Colombia
America
5. Argentina
Why Spanish?
Spanish in the United States
• There are more than 45 million Spanish-speakers in the US, and
more than 6 million students currently studying the language.
• Native Spanish speakers make up at least 13% of the US population
(as of 2012)
Why Spanish?
Spanish in the United States
• The population of Spanish-speakers (both native and bilingual) is
projected to grow 45% over the next two decades, adding 12.4 million
Spanish-speakers. By 2025, the number of Spanish-speaking Americans
will surpass 40 million.
Palabra del dia: verano
En el verano me gusta nadar (to
swim) en la piscina.
Me gusta comer (to eat)
hamburguesas en el verano .
La fecha
the date
Hoy es _______
el______
de_________
2015
month
#
day
Write the days of the week in order
beginning with Lunes (Monday)
Objective: Re-use the word of
the day verano and something
you learned today.
John le gusta comer
hamburguesas en el
verano.
palabra del dia: capital
Los Países
Hispanohablantes
Cuba
Las Islas del caribe
Puerto Rico
España
La República
Dominicana
México y la
América Central
Los Estados Unidos
La América
del Sur
Washington
D.C.
México y la América Central
Honduras
México
Nicaragua
Guatemala
El Salvador
Costa Rica
Panamá
San José
San Salvador
La Ciudad de
Guatemala
Tegucigalpa
La Ciudad de
México
Managua
La Ciudad de Panamá
La América del Sur
Venezuela
Colombia
Ecuador
Perú
Bolivia
Chile
Paraguay
Uruguay
Argentina
Buenos Aires
La Paz
Sucre
Santiago
Bogotá
Quito
Asunción
Lima
Montevideo
Caracas
Las Islas del caribe
Puerto
Rico
Cuba
La República
Dominicana
Europa
La Habana
Santo Domingo
San Juan
Madrid
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