More than half of college students choose Spanish as their foreign language. The most common language in the U.S. after English, Spanish also offers some of the easiest study methods. For example, learners can visit Mexico or listen to Spanish-language radio stations.
Around the world, nearly half a billion people speak Spanish as their native language –– including 43 million people in the U.S. Many Americans are surrounded by Spanish words and phrases, making it one of the easiest languages to learn. Plus, Spanish uses Romance language grammar, helping learners who have studied French or Italian.