Spanish is the second mother tongue by number of speakers and the second language in a global tally of speakers (taking into account the native domain, limited competence and Spanish students).
It is the 3rd most used language on the Internet and the 2nd in social networks. Spain is the # 1 destination of the Erasmus program. More than 21 million students study Spanish as a foreign language, disputing with French and Mandarin Chinese the 2nd place in the classification of languages ??most studied as 2nd language.
The interest to learn Spanish is especially intense in the two main anglophone countries: the United States and the United Kingdom. It is the 2nd language in both the United States and in the United Kingdom, being considered as the most important language for the future.
With more than 570 million Spanish speakers, Spanish is a global agent that produces wealth, identity, culture and brand and has a great opportunity for expansion and development in the digital era. It is expected that the within 30 years the number of Spanish speakers will surpassed the 700 million.
Original sources of the news: Instituto Cervantes - Gobierno de España - Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte