Why is an attractive language?
In the first stages, Spanish is easy to learn because:
* Its pronunciation is quite simple
* A basic level of communication can be achieved fairly rapidly
* There is an almost direct correspondence between spoken and written forms which make pronunciation and spelling easier.
Spain is the first tourist destination for British holiday makers.
More than 14 million UK tourists visit Spain every year. Spanish opens up a whole dimension of holiday opportunities abroad.
A language for Business
The importance of foreign language skills is self-evident in all EU countries,
given that businesses increasingly operate internationally: more than half of
the UK's trade is with the rest of Europe - and its businesses need staff who
can speak the language of their customers.
A language for Education
In British Schools, Spanish is the only language which has kept a constant growth for the last ten years. A large number of Universities offer degrees in Spanish and courses of Spanish as a second language.