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Why study Spanish?

Spanish is the official language of 21 countries and is predicted to be the most widely spoken language in the Western World after English. Not surprisingly, Spanish is one of the official languages of the United Nations. Spanish is also an important trading language in the Asia Pacific region.

The occupations in which Spanish students can make direct use of the language include:

  • Government services
  • Journalism
  • Business, science and commerce
  • Professional interpreting and translating
  • Teaching at all levels
  • Travel services
  • Tourism: 21 countries to chose from and only one language to learn
  • A career in Diplomacy


You can visit the Department of Languages-Spanish to find out more about studying Spanish, the staff and their particular areas of research.