Why you should learn a new language
May 24, 2016 / Sharnie Carter
Learning a new language can open up a world of opportunities. A language qualification could be the difference between you and another candidate in getting the job you’ve always wanted. So now’s the right time to gain that vital language skill that will lead you to a successful future! Here are 5 benefits of learning a new language:
Speaking two or more languages can improve your employment prospects. As the world is continuously changing, most companies are doing business in multiple countries around the world. They would not be able to do this without someone who has language skills. This will also open up opportunities for you to travel to foreign countries during your career. Having a second language will certainly set you apart from other applicants.
It’s great for your brain
Research has shown that there are several cognitive benefits to learning another language. The positive effects include memory improvement, longer attention span, and a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline.
Establishing connections and friendships
Have you ever wanted to understand what someone is saying when they are talking in a different language? Has this ever happened to you? Maybe you’re visiting a German market and you would love to order your food in German, but you can only ask in your native language. There is an instant regret when you realise how the experience could be enriched. Why not learn the language that interests you? O, you may even have a friend who speaks a different language and want to communicate with them more effectively.
Become more interesting
English is one of the most common languages in the world, meaning many of us tend not to make the effort to learn another language… instead we expect others to speak our language. If you decide to learn another language then you’re rare breed. You will have more engaging conversations about a variety of topics that you wouldn’t have had otherwise. Be multilingual and become more interesting!
Stay smart when travelling
Another perk is that you will have no trouble with translations when you go travelling. Wouldn’t it be nice to speak freely to locals? Or follow signs easily and know exactly what things mean? Learning a new language will enable you to have a much better experience and allow you to communicate to lots more people.
Are you interested in learning a new language? Maybe you want to achieve a new job? Or gain your skills to climb the career ladder? That’s where one of our language courses comes in!
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