A recent infograph report released on Exteriores takes a look at the use of Spanish in the world; how many speak it, it’s popularity and more. Quite possibly, there has never been a better time for Español en el Mundo, and for you to learn how to speak it.
Here is a breakdown of what the Infograph reveals.
- There are recognized 76 learning institutes for Spanish throughout the world.There are 559 million people in the world who speak Spanish.
- 6 of these can be found within North America.
- 8 of these can be found within South America.
- 36 of these can be found within Europe.
- 12 of these can be found within Africa.
- 4 of these can be found within the Middle East.
- 10 of can be found within Asia and Australia.
- Spanish is the third most studied language in the world, ranking after French and English.
- Spanish has the third most influence within the United Nations, again after French and English.
- Spanish is the third most spoken language on the internet, this time after Chinese and English.
- Spanish is the second most used language on Facebook, only falling behind English.
What about the future of Español en el Mundo?
- By 2030, it’s estimated that 7.5% of the worlds population will speak Spanish.
- 1,044,855 tourists visited Spain in 2014 in order to study.
- By 2050, the United States will be the #1 Spanish speaking country in the world.
- The Cervantes Institute has multiplied its number of registrations by a factor of 13 from 1993 to 2014.
How about current Spanish students in the world? (Estudiantes de español en el mundo)
- There are 21,252,789 Spanish students in 106 different countries.
- 7,820,000 of these students are from the United States. That’s almost 37%
- 6,120,000 students are from Brazil.
- 2,589,717 students are from France.
- 687,152 students are from Italy.
- 554,423 students are from Germany.
- 519,660 students are from the United Kingdom.
- 412,515 students are from Benin
- 341,073 students are from the Ivory Coast.
- 2,208,249 students are from other countries around the world.
Where do you fit in? Are you excited about learning Spanish today? Let us know.