Why Should I Take Spanish?

Studying Spanish at NU will strengthen your global awareness and cross-cultural communication skills. Plus, the number of Spanish speakers in the US is on the rise, so knowing Spanish gives you a competitive edge. Our classes teach you in-demand skills in analytical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication—skills that will set you on a path to distinguish yourself after graduation.

Facts about Spanish

There are more than 41 million Spanish speakers in the US and more than 480 million Spanish speakers worldwide

Spanish is the second most spoken native language in the world

93% of employers agree that skills in critical thinking, communication, and problem solving are important

88% of job recruiters say speaking more than one language is critical to business success

US job postings seeking Spanish speakers increased ~150% in five years

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Sources: Lead with Languages/American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages; Modern Language Association; New American Economy