If we consider the number of speakers, English is today the most spoken language in the world, with 1.5 billion people who speak it natively or as a second language. In this list, Spanish appears as fourth, with 548.3 million speakers. Likewise, the language of Cervantes is the second most common language in the United States, with more than 40 million speakers.
In the last decade, the number of Spanish speakers worldwide has increased by 30%, while the number of students studying Spanish as a second language has grown by 60%. Is Spanish a difficult language to learn?From Cantabria to the World
Spanish is the second most spoken language worldwide in terms of number of native speakers. Additionally, it is also the most widely spoken of the Romance languages, and is the third most used language on the Internet. In fact, it is estimated that a bilingual person who speaks Spanish and English can understand 1 out of every 3 people who connect to the web and can access more than 60% of everything published online.