COMPETING AND CONTRIBUTING IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Today there are more than 400 million native Spanish speakers in the world, making it the second most widely spoken language, second only to English. It is also the official language in 21 different countries.
More than 60 million students study Spanish as a second language. Many of them are in the United States, where Spanish is by far the most popular language studied.
To engage in commerce in the coming years, it is important to note that the combined GDP of Spanish-speaking countries easily tops $6 trillion, with Mexico and Spain making up $1.7 and $1.4 trillion respectively.
Sombrero Time students can look forward to contributing meaningfully in this large (and rapidly growing) market because they understand both the culture and speak the language—not just the language of business, but the language of the person who sits across the table.