Learning a new language takes some time and this is only valid if you take into account the dedication that is needed to do it. We live in a world that is all connected and that is transformed into a global village with more than 7000 languages. Most children have the capacity to learn more than one language easily but that shouldn’t stop anyone from expanding their own language skills and get the rewards from it.
You already know some of the benefits of learning a language – if you’re a member of busuu! But are you aware of some of the less obvious reasons to learn a new language?
There are lots of proven benefits to speaking 2 languages (being bilingual) or more (being multilingual). These include cognitive, social and professional advantages.
- Develop understanding and respect – by speaking another community’s language, you can really get to understand its culture and traditions. This in turn helps you to develop a fresh perspective on the world and respect for other people – and that can only be a good thing;
- Boost your brain power – learning a language can help your mind to perform better in other areas too, such as improving memory and problem-solving skills;
- Discover more opportunities – speaking another language can make jobs, placements and other openings in different countries available to you;
- Learn another language more easily – if you learn how to speak one language, it may be easier to learn another that is related.
Now that you know some of the benefits of learning a new language, do you feel motivated to start learning after reading this post?
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