THE BENEFITS OF LANGUAGE LEARNING
Learning a foreign language requires effort and time dedication. Sometimes it gets overwhelming or you lack time and motivation. In times of hardship remember all the benefits that learning languages brings.
Better work opportunities
Learning a foreign language help develop a range of cognitive skills, which are beneficial in the academic and work environment. The knowledge of one or more foreign languages gives you a competitive edge over other candidates in the work market. Employers consider language skills as an advantage of potential employees. Nowadays most companies have an international character and the knowledge of languages will make you feel more confident in your workplace.
Exercises for your brain
Learning a new language has a positive effect on your brain and is just like a physical workout for your body. It puts the brain to work by recognizing a new language structure. The process helps to sharpen skills like problem-solving, reading and comprehension. Learning a foreign language also improves the ability to multi-task. It prevents or stalls illnesses related with memory loss.
Travel becomes more pleasurable, when you get to interact with local people using their language. It will be easier for you to make new friends abroad and find out about their culture. The world will be more open and inviting for you. During your travels you may be exposed to new languages which will interest you and your learning process can be ongoing.
Better understanding of your mother tongue
Learning a foreign language makes you more conscious of your own language structure including grammar, vocabulary, conversation, idioms, conjugation and more. Your mother tongue is usually not that thoroughly studied and that improves with the process of learning a new language.
Better understanding of the world
You get an opportunity to see the world from a different point of view and are more aware of the international environment. You become more sensitive to other cultures and therefore understand them better. Even by getting to know only a couple of phrases in a new language you will access a lot of fascinating cultures and will be able to experience them.
When learning a new language not only will you feel accomplished but also more confident about yourself. The effort you put in will pay off and you will feel even more motivated to continue learning and work harder.
Immerse yourself in new cultures
Getting to know a new language makes you more open and flexible towards other cultures. Often when you take on a new language you crave knowledge on its culture and are curious about the countries it is spoken in.
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