Mexico is an portal to Latin America where more than 200 million people are Spanish speakers. The Latin American culture has an unimaginable richness in which different local cultures have a very vivid presence. Mexico shares a great border with the United States where more than 50 million people of Latin origin live. These peoples' common historical periods have been tremendously important for the development of both countries. The Spanish language, is the third most spoken language worldwide after English and Chinese. Spanish is quickly increasing, even in the countries where it isn't the native language. To study the Spanish language today, is to be prepared for the future and to be culturally competent in a global society and workforce.