Top 10 reasons to study Spanish

Top 10 reasons to study Spanish

Thinking about studying Spanish? Still not sure? Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world and the second most spoken by native speakers. There are infinite reasons to study and learn this language, so today in our article we bring you the 10 main reasons to make up your mind.

Why study Spanish?

  1. As we have already mentioned, it is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, along with Chinese and English.
  2. Internationally, it is the second most important language, having more than 400 million speakers and being the official language of some international organizations.
  3. To have greater access to the content available on the Internet.
  4. Indispensable to be able to access more job opportunities, especially in international trade. The importance of a second or third language is growing in order to have a competitive and differentiating advantage over other candidates.
  5. It opens doors to live or study abroad. In the case of studies, knowledge of this language may be compulsory or it may simply make it easier for you to understand and follow the classes and the opportunity to socialize.
  6. It opens doors for us to travel and tourism, allowing us to communicate seamlessly and enjoy the experience even more. There are 21 countries in the world that have Spanish as their official language.
  7. Having knowledge of the language will allow you to enjoy movies in original version, music and art in general. What could be better than being able to enjoy a language by understanding its culture and art? Remember that some of the most important authors in literature, as well as some of the most famous singers and actors speak Spanish.
  8. Languages open doors to meet new people and expand our social relationships.
  9. Spanish culture, as well as Spanish-American culture, is having an ever-increasing impact on the world. Learning the language will bring you closer to the culture and give you a first-hand understanding of it.
  10. The Spanish language is still expanding today.

Spanish courses at Fun Talk

At Fun Talk we have different Spanish courses for people of all ages, especially exchange students or foreigners, which are carried out through an interactive and innovative method, with private classes or very small groups that allow us to offer a much more complete and enriching experience.

In addition, we offer unconventional class styles, such as cooking classes or even conversation classes over coffee or a glass of wine. Our idea is that students feel at ease in a comfortable environment and learn almost without realizing it.


Frequently Asked Questions about learning Spanish

How can I learn Spanish quickly?

The best way to learn Spanish quickly is to join a language school like Fun Talk. In addition, our teachers will recommend you to watch series and movies in the original language, as well as other tricks so that you can familiarize yourself with the language and learn it in the shortest possible time.

Why is it important to learn Spanish?

Spanish is one of the most important languages in the world, being the fourth most important language in terms of speakers and the second in terms of native speakers. In addition, it opens doors to work, helps us to travel and better understand the culture, as well as expand our social relationships. You can check the top 10 reasons to learn Spanish in this article.

Are Fun Talk Spanish courses suitable for everyone?

Indeed. At Fun Talk we offer classes and courses for people of all ages, offering a learning method that breaks with convention and is based on practice. Our classes are private or in very small groups in order to offer a much more personalized service.

10 ways to improve your Spanish with minimum effort

10 ways to improve your Spanish with minimum effort

“How long have you been living here?”

This is the question I have been dreading for years. Why? because inevitably my response would be met with a polite smile that would tell me;

“So how come your Spanish is so bad?”

The longer I stayed, the worse I felt. Although I was learning Spanish, I never seemed to be able to improve fast enough to do justice to the amount of time I had been living here. And what to do? Start lying about how long he had been here? It’s like lying about your age, you’ll only get caught one day!

Instead, I took a more pragmatic approach and looked for ways to expose myself to more Spanish and improve faster. Language acquisition does not happen by osmosis and just because you live in a country does not mean that you will learn it automatically; it requires effort, even if it is minimal.


While sitting in a sweltering classroom is the last thing you feel like doing when the sun is shining outside, the sooner you get studying, the sooner you can get out in the sun to practice.

Spanish has a defined grammatical structure that you will need to master, at least at a basic level, in order to progress.

1. Sign up for classes at a local academy.

The commitment to attend classes at an academy gives you an external motivation to learn. Nobody likes to learn lists of verbs, but the methodology used in FunTalk focuses on oral communication and practice, where the new verb tense is put into practice during a practical conversation.

Sign up for Spanish classes at FunTalk.

2. Download an app

Language learning apps, such as Babbel or Duolingo, are great for learning in small doses on the go. Reviewing irregular verbs while waiting for the subway or learning new vocabulary in 5-minute bursts is much easier than committing to a large study time.


Reading is one of the best ways to improve vocabulary, and living in the target language country allows you easy access to a wealth of reading material.

3. Read books or magazines in Spanish

Picking up a novel in Spanish can be enormously daunting, but don’t feel you have to go for a Spanish author for authenticity, texts translated from English will be easier to digest.

If you want to look like an intellectual, slip your translation of Dan Brown into a copy of Don Quixote. And leave aside the dictionary.

If you prefer to read in bites, find a news site you like and read one article a day. La Vanguardia or El País can be overwhelming, but soccer newspapers like Marca or Sport are equivalent to tabloids and are much easier to read. There are often spare copies at the local bar, so grab one while you’re having your morning coffee.

Don’t forget to take advantage of free newspapers; pick up a copy of 20 Minutos while riding the subway or bus.

4. Use Spanish subtitles

Reading doesn’t have to be about books either, put Spanish subtitles on your favorite Netflix series and read them. Your eyes will inevitably be drawn to the subtitles and you will hear the English translation in real time, along with the context, so you are sure to learn interesting vocabulary.

Now, the next time you feel like staying in to watch Game of Thrones, you can tell your friends that you are studying Spanish.

5. Be curious

Use your surroundings; read signs, menus, posters. Be curious all the time and you will begin to relate words to their meaning.

Seeing words in context is the best way to make sure you retain them, much better than memorizing lists from a textbook.

6. Use your technology

Another easy win is to change the user language of your computer or phone to Spanish. You already know the functionality intuitively, so Spanish terms for your most frequent operations will soon become second nature.

Listen to

Being able to understand a language is one of the most difficult obstacles to overcome, and particularly a language like Spanish, which can sound like being shot at with a semi-automatic weapon.

So how do you get over looking like a deer caught in the headlights every time someone asks you the time?

Exposure is the key, and the more the ear becomes accustomed to the sound and cadence of a language, the sooner one can begin to understand what is being said.

7. Be nosy

Pull out those headphones and start listening. On the bus, in the subway, in line at the supermarket, listen to what people are saying. Spaniards are very talkative, so you won’t be short of material. You’ll learn natural expressions for agreeing, responding appropriately to the news and, no doubt, a lot of swear words.

8. Watch something that interests you

Television can be useful, but choose carefully what you watch and make sure it is something you find interesting. Watching soccer can give you plenty of useful vocabulary to discuss the match with your Spanish colleagues on Monday morning, while watching a talk show about the latest political scandal will probably make your head explode.

Speak up!

9. Get an exchange

Find a Spanish speaker who wants to practice their English and meet up with them regularly so you can practice your speaking in a forgiving environment. Make sure it’s someone you really like and meet in a place where you can relax and chat naturally.

10. Sign up for conversation classes

While there is no substitute for going out into the real world and talking to native speakers, this can be daunting if you have not first tested yourself in a safe environment. A well-structured conversation class allows you to gain confidence quickly without fear of making mistakes and with an experienced teacher to guide and assist you. Our Spanish classes with coffee or wine aim to recreate a natural conversational environment, while helping you to broaden your expression and increase your confidence.

Sign up for Spanish Conversation Classes with Coffee or Wine.