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The primary language both within Houston and the U.S. is English. As Texas is close to Mexico and Hispanics are a large population in Houston, many Houstonians speak Spanish. In business, it is imperative to speak English. Spanish is optional and helpful if you would like to communicate with Spanish speaking customers, domestic help and service providers.

If English is not your primary language, there are many methods in which you can learn the language including audio tapes, multi media online programs and local schools.

Many schools, such as local colleges and independence school districts have evening classes available for adults wanting to learn English as a second language. Be aware, however, that a lot of the classes are taken by Spanish sp…