Bienvenidos estudiantes.  Many of you ask, why should I learn Spanish?  Spanish is the predominant language in many countries and it its one of the most widely spoken second languages in the United States. Why does this matter?  First, knowing Spanish enables you to interact with more people than those who only know English.  Secondly, Knowing Spanish is a great asset on your resume since many employers are looking for people who can speak more than one language.  Finally, It is a great sense of accomplishment to be able to interact with other people while traveling to other countries, since, when one understands Spanish, it may be easier to understand French or Italian, hence the ability to interact with even more of the world.