10 benefits of learning a language

1. You will be able to communicate confidently with more people

When you learn a foreign language a possibility will open up to speak with a whole different group of people. This may be very useful at work if you work in an international company or during your travels.

2. Travel will be much easier for you

Knowing a foreign language opens the door to the world for you. The ability to speak in another language makes travel easier even if the language you know is not the language of the country you’re visiting. Maybe some locals also speak it as a second language.

3. You will increase your chances of employment and can expect a higher pay

Knowing more than one language is a must nowadays when applying for a job, but knowing more than two is a huge advantage. Knowing languages will set you apart from other candidates and turn the odds in your favor. With this additional skill you can also expect a higher pay.

4. You will meet new people

You can meet new people in a language class, in your study group or you can meet speakers of the language you’re learning during your travels. It a great opportunity to get inspired and motivated by others.

5. You will broaden your horizons and be more open to the world

Learning a language will make you see the world differently. When you study a new language you have a new vision of the world.

6. Expand your vocabulary

When you learn vocabulary in a foreign language you will expand the vocabulary in your mother tongue through checking new words in a dictionary. You can learn completely new words or better understand the ones you already know.

7. Learning a language is an exercise for your brain

Learning a whole new language structure and grammar system is like an exercise for your brain. The brain works through association therefore pairing words from the language you’re learning with their translation in your mother tongue is a great way to boost your brain power.

8. You will be exposed to other cultures

You will have the opportunity to learn about a new culture. Except for the language you can learn about the country’s traditions and history, find out how the language evolved and which other languages influenced it.

9. You will be able to enjoy international movies, music and literature

It’s best to experience international works of art in their original language and get to know them as the author meant for them to be known.  Learn a language and explore all it’s got to give culturally.

10. Being multilingual makes you better at multi-tasking and improves your memory

For the brain, switching between two languages is like switching between two tasks and therefore language learning can improve your multitasking abilities. Whereas learning foreign vocabulary can improve your memory.

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