It's always fun to learn a new language. It's not just learning new vocabulary and grammar with a new language, you also get to learn the culture and history of the people that speak the language as well. Learning a new language can be frustrating at times. When you start out, it may seem like you are going nowhere. But if you put in the time to improve and learn more, you will eventually enjoy the fruits of your effort. Also, in many jobs out there, it's an advantage to be multi-lingual. Many employers look for employees that can speak more than one language. Plus, when you get a chance to travel to the country of the language you are learning, you will truly reap the rewards of all the learning you have done to learn that language.
I've been travelling around the southern US and it's amazing how often Spanish is used. Most of my friends even watch Univision these days instead of the regular American networks. You don't
even have to go very far south to see a huge Spanish speaking population. For instance, LA has a huge Spanish speaking population there. I have also had a chance to travel to Mexico, Latin America, and South America. Learning Spanish
works wonders if you ever plan to travel to that area.
Spanish and English have the following similarities and differences:
1. Both English and Spanish use the Roman alphabet. This makes it easier for English speakers to pick up Spanish.
2. Approximately 30% to 40% of all words in English have a related word in Spanish. This makes it easier for English speakers to learn Spanish as you are not starting from zero.
3. Other than a few word order exceptions such as adjective before noun in English and noun before adjective in Spanish, English and Spanish pretty much have the same sentence structure.