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586 Pages of Free Lessons
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FSI Spanish Familiarization and Short Term Training - Image You're going to a Spanish-speaking country. Maybe you've already had some experience with foreign languages, or maybe you haven't. In either case, it's unlikely that you've studied a language as intensively as you will in this course. If you have any questions about these next few weeks, they probably fall into one of three categories: "What does this course have to offer me?," "What is it going to require of me?," and "How can I get the most out of it?"

What's in it for you?

This FSI Spanish Familiarization & Short-Term training course is more than just a language course. Language, after all, reflects only one aspect of what people do as they live and work together. The purpose of this course is to prepare you for just that
Spanish also called Castilian (castellano), is a Romance language that originated in Castile, a region in Spain. There are approximately 407 million people speaking Spanish as a native language, making it the second-most-spoken language by number of native speakers after Mandarin. It also has 60 million speakers as a second language, and 20 million students as a foreign language. Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and is used as an official language by the European Union and Mercosur. Spanish is the most popular second language learned by native speakers of American English. From the last decades of the 20th century, the study of Spanish as a foreign language has grown significantly, facilitated in part because of the growing population demographics and economies of many Spanish-speaking countries, growing international tourism and the search for less expensive retirement destinations by North Americans and Europeans.
Spanish is spoken in: Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Uruguay, Equatorial Guinea
Spanish is also called: Castellano, Castilian, Castillan, Español


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