This is a 17-slide Power Point which illustrates to students why it is important to learn Spanish. It does this with easy-to-understand charts, graphs and facts. The slides are really motivating and factual at the same time. The presentation focusing on the reality of an increasing Spanish-speaking population in the world, the reality of needing to know Spanish for future careers, and the idea that learning Spanish will help you find new hobbies or cultural connections. I use this at the beginning of the year to show that Spanish is far more than an elective!