Have you ever wondered why people learn a new language? Have you ever wanted to learn a new language but just didn’t know if it would be worth it?
We are going to give you 5 great reasons to learn a language, and hopefully by the end, you will want to learn one too!
Moving abroad to a new country can be both terrifying and exhilarating at the same time, however, there is nothing quite like it. Making a decision to move abroad opens your mind and introduces you to new cultures and ways of life. Learning the language of the destination you wish to move to can be extremely beneficial as it will enable you to speak to locals and find out things about the culture that others wouldn’t. Imagine being able to converse with a vegetable vendor in the streets of Lisbon, or chatting to a taxi driver in London about the weather!
2-Exercise your brain
For many, maybe it has been years since the last time you studied, for others, maybe the journey continues. Either way, learning a new language is definitely challenging and worth it. The cognitive benefits are endless, and many studies have shown that learning a new language even at old age can improve memory, reduce the risk of alzheimer’s disease and improve your attention span. Sounds good to me!
3- Make friends
No matter where you go in the world you will always find people speaking many languages. You could be in Thailand and meet Spanish people from Madrid or you could be in Vietnam and hear a person speaking English to the locals. Whatever language you are learning, you will always find people who are also speakers of that language, and it makes meeting people and making friends so much easier by sharing a common language.
The job market is extremely large for people who speak multiple languages or those who speak specific languages desired by employers. According to a survey done by the economist, by 2050 half of the world’s population will speak English, however, what about the people who don’t speak English? In countries that don’t it’s business as usual, and being bilingual would open many doors.
Finally, learning a new language is both beneficial and rewarding. By learning a new language you will overcome personal barriers and develop confidence, enabling you to meet and converse with new people all over the world. Whatever your motivation may be, you will certainly feel a sense of accomplishment after learning a new language. So what are you waiting for?
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