Bonjour! Ola! Moshe Moshe!
All of these words sound familiar, right? Well they mean “Hello” but in different languages. But say the third one in America and people will think you have lost your mind. And there lies the importance of learning new languages.
1. Wanna study abroad or want to settle down overseas? Learning the language of the land is just as important as carrying your Visa and passport.
Whenever you go out of your country the first barrier you come across apart from the one at the luggage counter is the language. And if you are going there to study for two years or so and you don’t know the language, you might as well pack your bags and leave right away. In countries like Germany, France, Japan, China, etc. the spoken language is not English and therein lies the problem. But this can easily be countered if you know the language beforehand.
2. Knowledge of a foreign lingo is always an added advantage on the CV to make sure you get the foreign tour when it’s up for grabs in the office.
Say your company wants to send just a one intern abroad for experience. But the other guy is chosen just because he knows the language. So why miss out on such opportunities when all you have to do is twist your tongue a bit especially if you want to learn Chinese, right?
3. Improve your skills
The process of learning a new language is very similar to travelling new places. You learn a lot about the culture, art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, science of the countries. And when you learn a new language your analytical skills and your memory improves too.
4. Bored? A new language kills time like nothing else!
Lets accept it we do have a lot of free time if only we stopped being addicted to social media for a while. And what better way to utilize our free time than to learn a new language. If you wanna make a career in fashion, French it is for you. If you wanna be a technical guy and travel Europe start learning German, now. So keep your mobile aside and discover a new language. TODAY!!!
Foreign language study is simply a part of a very basic liberal education: to “educate” is to lead out, to lead out of confinement and narrowness and darkness. Also many people think that studying a new language takes a lot of time. But it really doesn’t. If you have got half an hour everyday, that’s enough. And everything you need is available online. What are you waiting for then? Grab a book or fire up your internet because there is a lot of work ahead of you.