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:
Business, science and commerce
Professional interpreting and translating
Teaching at all levels
Tourism: 21 countries to chose from and only one language to learn
(Journal of the English Place-Name Society, 2001) Richardson, W A R
Until recently, little attention has been paid to the names of features of particular interest to mariners around the coasts of the British Isles, perhaps because it was not generally realised that most of the earliest relevant evidence is only available from non-English sources. Four recent studies of English and Welsh coastal names have shown that some features were known by more than one name. Such naming variations occur also in the case of the shoals called The Owers, off Selsey Bill.