Learning Spanish can prove to be a valuable skill for almost anyone. Do you see yourself ministering to Spanish-speaking people in your neighborhood or around the world? How about closing a business deal in a Latin American country? What about teaching Hispanic students in a kindergarten? Becoming bilingual can open doors for both Christian service and economic success.
Spanish and English are two of the most spoken languages in the world. More than 358 million people speak Spanish. As of 2009, the United States had the second-largest Hispanic population in the world, with more than 48 million speakers. The U.S. Census Bureau, there will be 132.8 million Hispanics living in America by 2050, 30 percent of the population.
- International studies coordinator
- English language instructor
- International training instructor
- Student exchange coordinator
- Educational administrator
- Human resources administrator
- Textbook translator
Maranatha graduate Aaron Yokers (‘07) began teaching English as a Second Language at Tirana International School in Tirana, Albania, during the fall of 2009. He and wife Fjori live in Tirana and are expecting their first child in November of 2011. “I am enjoying teaching here,” Yokers said. “The students are always a special group.” Yokers said a special moment during the summer of 2010 came when two youngsters in his group at Vacation Bible School trusted in Christ. “It was an encouraging week for me just to see so many kids hear the truths about our great God,” Yokers said.