Quebec pop sensation Céline Dion is learning Spanish to help her compose records in the language.
The world-beating star is supported by the Spanish Investigation Group in the USA, an association created by Madrid-born Enrique Pato.
Although Céline, who was born in Charlemagne, near Montréal in 1968, speaks some Spanish already, she hopes to hone her pronunciation in time for the release of her next album.
This CD will include songs by Camilo Sesto and Spanish pop group Presuntos Implicados, including Tango and Bolero tracks.
The star, who already sings in English and in her native French, has performed 800 concerts in Las Vegas and intends to take a year and a half off in order to have another child.
She says she suffers from the typical errors committed by Spanish-speakers whose native language is French, such as mispronunciation of 'r's and 'j's.
Among her existing Spanish records are Sólo otra vez and Amar haciendo el amor.