Today’s budding professionals are faced with more opportunities and higher expectations than ever before, and globalisation has greatly increased the number of international career paths available. If you are one of many driven individuals pursuing such a path, then you are likely well-aware how important language skills are to your future success.
International House (IH) Madrid offers many quality courses that can help you greatly improve your Spanish skills, regardless of the level at which you begin. Read on to find out more about how Spanish language training can make you stand out in a crowd and further your career.
Spanish is Becoming an Increasingly Important Professional Language
It is common for people to refer to English as the international language. However, for the truly international professional, Spanish language skills are becoming increasingly necessary in business, communications, education, and more. As a member of the EU and boasting a population of 46 million, Spain represents a large and developed market for business and professional ventures, and Spanish-speaking Latin American countries have some of the fastest growing economies in the world.
The Spanish you’ll get at IH Madrid can help you connect with future clients, partners, and employers
This may be part of why a growing number of European students are learning Spanish—according to a 2017 European Commission report, nearly 20 per cent of EU secondary students study Spanish, and it is particularly popular in the UK, France, Sweden, and Norway. Achieving Spanish language certifications can make you a valuable asset to any organisation conducting business or operations in Spanish, and can help you demonstrate that you have the motivation and foresight to keep your skills on the cutting edge.
Spanish Classes Can Prepare You for the Employer-Recognised DELE Exam
While it is important to develop your Spanish skills for practical use, it is equally critical for your career prospects that you are able to demonstrate your level of proficiency in an official manner. Sitting the DELE exam is an excellent way for you to show potential employers that your Spanish training has been rigorous and assessed. Further, an official Spanish exam is required if you plan to become a Spanish national, a process which could greatly benefit your ability to pursue your career goals in the country.
IH Madrid is an official DELE exam centre for the A1, A2, B1, B1 escolar, B2, C1 and C2 DELE exams, as well as CCSE and A2 exams. When you seek Spanish language certification from IH Madrid, you can also undergo Spanish exam preparation and conveniently register for and sit your exam.
A Spanish Certificate Demonstrates a Professional Drive to Advance
Striving toward multilingualism can help you demonstrate an ambitious intent in your career. IH Madrid is conscious of the motivations of its professional students and offers many options to help them reach their goals. In addition to a range of standard intensive courses, IH Madrid also offers Executive Courses on a one-to-one basis or from 20 to 40 hours per week. These fast-paced courses are designed to help you learn as quickly as possible, minimising the time you take from the workforce and ensuring that you develop a business-oriented grasp of the Spanish language that will help you stand out from other candidates and competitors.
Gain language skills that meet your professional needs with IH Madrid Executive Courses
Ultimately, learning another language shows your colleagues, employers, mentors, and clients that you have the tenacity and motivation required to learn new and challenging skills. Multilingualism is always a personal and professional asset, and adding Spanish to your repertoire opens the door to connections with the more than 400 million Spanish speakers in the world.
Do you want to know how a Spanish certificate could help you achieve your unique career goals?
Contact International House Madrid to find out more about our wide range of courses.