A recent infograph report released on Exteriores takes a look at the use of Spanish in the world; how many speak it, it’s popularity and more. Quite possibly, there has never been a better time for Español en el Mundo, and for you to learn how to speak it.

Here is a breakdown of what the Infograph reveals.

  • There are recognized 76 learning institutes for Spanish throughout the world.There are 559 million people in the world who speak Spanish.
    • 6 of these can be found within North America.
    • 8 of these can be found within South America.
    • 36 of these can be found within Europe.
    • 12 of these can be found within Africa.
    • 4 of these can be found within the Middle East.
    • 10 of can be found within Asia and Australia.
  • Spanish is the third most studied language in the world, ranking after French and English.
  • Spanish has the third most influence within the United Nations, again after French and English.
  • Spanish is the third most spoken language on the internet, this time after Chinese and English.
  • Spanish is the second most used language on Facebook, only falling behind English.

What about the future of Español en el Mundo?

  • By 2030, it’s estimated that 7.5% of the worlds population will speak Spanish.
  • 1,044,855 tourists visited Spain in 2014 in order to study.
  • By 2050, the United States will be the #1 Spanish speaking country in the world.
  • The Cervantes Institute has multiplied its number of registrations by a factor of 13 from 1993 to 2014.

How about current Spanish students in the world? (Estudiantes de español en el mundo)

  • There are 21,252,789 Spanish students in 106 different countries.
  • 7,820,000 of these students are from the United States. That’s almost 37%
  • 6,120,000 students are from Brazil.
  • 2,589,717 students are from France.
  • 687,152 students are from Italy.
  • 554,423 students are from Germany.
  • 519,660 students are from the United Kingdom.
  • 412,515 students are from Benin
  • 341,073 students are from the Ivory Coast.
  • 2,208,249 students are from other countries around the world.

Where do you fit in? Are you excited about learning Spanish today? Let us know.