Presentation on theme: "¡Español, por favor!. 400 million people speak Spanish as their mother tongue in 22 countries The second most common mother tongue in the world Spanish."— Presentation transcript:
¡Español, por favor!
400 million people speak Spanish as their mother tongue in 22 countries The second most common mother tongue in the world Spanish is spoken in 22 countries 30 million people speak Spanish in the United States
When you know Spanish…, …it will be easier to understand and learn Portuguese, Italian and French, because they are all based on Latin. There are also familiar words in English. pan la fruta Portuguese: pão fruta French: pain fruit English: bread fruit Italian: pane frutta
It easy to pronounce and write Spanish The letters are pronounced the way theyre written – el supermercado [el supermerkado] – el aeropuerto [el aeropuerto] H is silent – ¡hola! [ola] J is a strong [H] – jamón [hamon]
Spanish is the language of travel it is nice to be able to buy an ice cream using Spanish - youll get better service Un helado para mí, por favor. Aquí tienes. Studying languages is : - listening - talking - writing - language games - songs - role games - learning words - learning language structure
Language skills open doors to a different culture San Juan (midsummer) festival outfits in Benidorm dancers of sardana in Barcelona Spanish painters: Sagrada Familia – a church in Barcelona - Pablo Picasso - Fransisco de Goya - Joan Miró - Diego Velazquez Don Quijote
… and the world of flavours fajitas paella tapas nachos and guacamole-salsa
Spanish is the language of commerce and international co-operation many companies expand their operations in Latin America Inca ruins and Macchu PicchuIguaçu falls in Argentina
Studying Spanish is fun and rewarding
Stand out with Spanish! There is more need for Spanish speakers.
Photo sources Slide 2 and slide 6 Don Quijote CC BY eVarikko, Tampere Slide 6 Sardana dancers and san juan festival outfits CC BY Miia Kivistö Other photos by Microsoft ClipArt