Like most EENI students who study another language, you too may want to make Spanish your choice. To better understand why Spanish is such an important and useful language let's look at some facts. Spanish is spoken by more than 500 millions of people worldwide and is the official language in twenty-one countries, with over 330 million native speakers. In USA alone there are more than 40 million native Spanish speakers and the number is still increasing. Spanish is an official language in many international organisations (i.e., the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation, etc.) and is widely used in the World of art and tourism.
Or, consider French, the language learned by those interested in French Business and culture. French is spoken in over forty countries. French and English are the two most widely spread languages in Africa. Approximately half of the countries in Africa speak French as either a second language or as an official language. Education above the primary level in these countries is primarily in French.
Spoken by over 210 millions of people, Portuguese is the seventh most widely spoken language in the World. Portuguese is the official language in countries on five continents, spoken from Mozambique to Macau; it is the language of Brazil, which has the eighth biggest economy in the World and the second biggest economy in the Americas; it is studied by those interested in connecting with the over 1.3 million native speakers of Portuguese living in the United States.
Knowledge of Italian is important for people in business, the arts, technology and many professions. Italian is the fourth foreign language most spoken in the United States homes. It is also spoken in Switzerland, parts of Africa, the Balkans, and the island of Malta. Italy is one of the top five economies in world. It is also a leading member of the G7 Group.Arabic as their native tongue. Furthermore, 1.3 billion Muslims all over the world use Arabic in their prayers and religious recitations. Arabic is spoken in twenty-eight countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Since 1973, Arabic has been an official language of the United Nations.