Beaches, archeological sites, jungles, modern cities, colonial towns, art, culture, food, music, friendly people and much more is waiting for you in the Spanish speaking countries!
Do you know why this program is called Spanish To Move? Because we want you to be motivated to change, and encouraged to try new things, enjoy life and move a step forward by learning Spanish!
In fact, you can start learning Spanish immediately with our free lessons.
But we don’t want you to learn the language only; we want you to meet new people, and discover new cultures in the Spanish speaking countries. Maybe you are reading this article from a country in Europe, Asia or, why not, in Africa. Perhaps you are in North America. But have you ever traveled to the Spanish speaking countries?
A brief history of the Spanish language
The language takes its name from Spain, a region located in Western Europe. In the age of the Roman Empire, people in Spain spoke a form of Latin that eventually became the Spanish language.
During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Spanish conquest brought the language to the Americas. Therefore, Spanish is the official language in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina; it is also spoken in the Philippines and by more than 52 million people in the United States.
How many people speak Spanish?
There are many Spanish speaking countries, which makes Spanish the second most spoken native language, with 470 million native speakers, only preceded by the Chinese. Over 550 million people speak Spanish, if we include people who have learned it. Internationally, after English, it is also the second most used language to communicate in.
The culture of Spanish speaking countries
Among the reasons for learning Spanish is not only the number of people who speak it. Another reason is the rich culture and traditions of Spanish speaking countries, which are very popular because they have everything a tourist is looking for: amazing beaches, wonderful archeological sites, jungles, forests and deserts, modern cities and colonial towns, art and culture, delicious food, sports of all kinds, music and joy, affordable prices, friendly people, nice weather and much more. By living "in the language," you will learn Spanish more efficiently.
We could list here the wonders you will find in each of the Spanish speaking countries, but it would be a very long article. That is why we have published other articles on each of these touristic destinations, where we include more information about the fascinating wonders that Spanish speaking countries have to offer you.
And finally, don’t forget the most important thing: traveling to a Spanish speaking country will help tremendously to immerse yourself in Spanish!