Markets such as the United States, the second nation in the world with the most speakers, the flourishing Brazilian whose second language is Spanish, the rebirth of South American countries and, ultimately, the growth of Spanish, make Castilian an essential tool for all globalized international markets. : The Foundation for the Dissemination of the Spanish Language and Culture is clearly committed to the ideas of this module directly aimed at the world of business, international trade, inter-company relations and each of the economic activities in which Spanish is the source of the exchange of information. .
While it is practically impossible to quantify the economic value of a language, Professor Martin Angel Municio in 2003 estimated 15% of GDP in Spain, adding all activities related to language, which means approximately 150,000 million euros. This value is reflected in intangible facts: it facilitates the social integration and employment of immigrants who go deeper into the countries that speak their language (mainly Spain) or have it highly developed (USA). Of the four million Spanish immigrants, 40% are Spanish-speaking countries. The value is reflected in the remittances that these migrants send to their countries about the possibilities of establishing commercial relationships; in applications for language learning and the development of the network that can be distributed.
In November 2006, the Second Seminar on the Economic Value of Spanish was held in Montevideo, Uruguay. One of the conclusions of the seminar was that the Spanish language is a rising star in the 21st century and a creative source of enormous potential wealth.
Spanish as a global language has started its journey as it is growing on both sides of the Atlantic. It grows in Europe, where it is the second language for English and French students. It grows in Brazil, which has a population of 190 million people, which implies a great potential for expansion and also where Spanish has been introduced in compulsory education.
In the United States, where its growth is increasing unstoppably, with more than 40 million Spanish speakers, it is almost the second country where most Spanish is spoken behind Mexico. Spanish also has the advantage of being a young and dynamic language that combines more than a thousand years of history with the dynamics of the millions of young people who speak it every day. Half of the population of Latin America is under 25 years old. In the United States, one in five children under 20 years of age is Latin American.