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Spain is in a recession.  More than one in five Spaniards don’t have jobs.  Spain’s unemployment is the highest of the seventeen countries that use the Euro.  However, one part of the economy is doing well in Spain – English classes.

The EF Education First Company said Spain is a “low proficiency” country in English.  Spain is below Italy and a little above Taiwan.

A fifth of the world speaks Spanish.  There are many Spanish language TV shows and movies.  Spaniards can also watch Hollywood movies dubbed in Spanish.  They can watch news from Latin America.

Richard Vaughan is one of the few English voices on Spanish TV.

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