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Globalization is behind the increasing importance of being able to communicate with people from other countries. The trend shows that Americans are studying Spanish in record numbers and there are many reasons for this:

The Spanish language in the U.S.

Today, the United States has the fifth largest Hispanic population worldwide (barely behind Spain itself and Argentina) and it is predicted that the Hispanic population in America in 2050 will actually triple in size reaching 133 million, or 30% of the total population.

It's increasingly difficult to ignore the spread of Spanish in the United States in daily activities. In the New York City area, the television local news in Spanish-speaking channels often has higher ratings than 'the big three' networks. Also, all Bank ATMs offer instructions in Spanish, kids programs teach Spanish (Dora the Explorer), the Yellow Pages in many cities have added a Spanish-language insert and Spanish is working its way into everyday use.