Language is one of the most important ways of communication. Being monolingual or even bilingual is not bad but why stop with just one or two languages when you can learn more? Check out the various reasons why you must learn foreign languages:
1. English Is Not The Most Commonly Spoken Language
You cannot just know English and assume that it’s fine to not know any other language. English is not the most commonly spoken language. Hence you need to know other languages in order to communicate with people from all over the world. Nowadays, thanks to online classes and the internet, you can learn anything from anywhere.
English ranks third in the list of widely spoken languages in the World. Mandarin is on top, followed by Spanish. In every language, grammar is the most important. Spanish is a grammatically inflected language. Spanish Grammar is not as difficult as it may sound. Learning a new language at your convenience will be an added advantage for an individual.
2. Broadens Your Career Opportunities
Many companies have branches and subsidiaries in various countries. Hence, all of them look for people who know at least one foreign language.
3. Helps You Understand Other Cultures
Once you learn a country’s language(s), language is no more a barrier and you can effectively learn about the country’s culture and ways of living.
4. Allows You To Learn Your Native Language Properly
I know this sounds strange, but learning a foreign language improves one’s language learning skills in general and allows the individual to pay more heed to his own native language.
5. Allows You To Appreciate International Art
If you know a foreign language, you can learn to appreciate the beauty of that language’s poems, movies, songs, and more and not just stay confined to a limited number of languages.
6. Helps You Expand Your Social Circle
Learning a new language can help you expand your social circle. The world is small and you never know when and where you get an opportunity to do something exciting.
You just read this article and we hope we’ve convinced you enough to start learning a foreign language right away. What are you waiting for, get started!