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Why are my kids Learning Spanish. And yours should too!

I'm expanding the scope of some of my blogs to include topics that are still business-related but distinct from my usual corporate headshots, event photography, and business photos. It's important to switch things up from time to time and explore new avenues.

In today's corporate landscape, the importance of professional imagery cannot be overstated. From corporate photographs to attorney headshots and business photography, the visual representation of individuals and companies speaks volumes in the competitive markets of Los Angeles and beyond. These images serve as the first impression for potential clients and partners, conveying professionalism, trustworthiness, and competence.

Spanish is the new Mandarin or the early 2000s. It's the Japanese of the 90s.
Why, you ask? Well, let's just say that more and more businesses are shifting their focus from China and Southeast Asia to Mexico, Central America, and South America. In fact, "Mexico overtakes China as the leading source of goods imported to the U.S."

But that's a discussion for another blog post, maybe from someone who's well-versed in the intricacies of the Chinese government.

The crux of the matter is this: Spanish is the new powerhouse language. Spoken by 475 million people, with another 100 million as second speakers, across 21 countries.

Moreover, if you're in the U.S., chances are you interact with a Spanish speaker daily. And if you're American, Latin American culture is already ingrained in your life in delightful ways – think food, music, language (who doesn't love tacos and burritos?), and vibrant people.
So why should kids learn Spanish? Firstly, it's beautiful. Secondly, it's relatively easy to learn. And thirdly, with the growth happening in Latin America, now's the perfect time to master the language while our kids are young. Easy peasy.

And let's not forget the fun part – saying words like "escoba" (broom), "abogado" (lawyer), and "tampoco" (neither) is simply delightful.

Don't get me wrong; I'd love for my family to learn Mandarin and Japanese too. But realistically, we can only focus on one at a time (English is obviously a given in our household), and Spanish has a clear advantage.

"So here's to our kids learning a second language!"


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