Spanish continues to grow as a commonly used language throughout the United States. According to a 2013 article from the Pew Research (http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/09/05/what-is-the-future-of-spanish-in-the-united-states/) Spanish is by far the most spoken non-English language in the U.S. today among people ages 5 and older. It is also one of the fastest-growing, with the number of speakers up 233% since 1980, when there were 11 million Spanish speakers (currently over 37 million speakers).
The authors indicated that according to a 2011 paper by U.S. Census Bureau Demographers Jennifer Ortman and Hyon B. Shin, the number of Spanish speakers is projected to rise through 2020 to anywhere between 39 million and 43 million.
They noted that Spanish use has grown, driven primarily by Hispanic immigration and population growth, it has become a part of many aspects of life in the U.S. For example, Spanish is spoken by more non-Hispanics in U.S. homes than any other non-English language.
Spanish is the second most spoken language spoken in the world with over 400 million speakers. Speaking Spanish can be extremely advantageous when looking for a job and can help your child set themselves apart from other candidates. Additionally, it can help climbing the ladder within a company as well as negotiating better salaries.
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