5 Reasons to Learn a New Language

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Jeremy Dickinson英语
2017年7月21日
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5 Reasons to Learn a New Language


Learning a new language can be an intimidating and difficult task but it is well worth the effort. Need some motivation to start learning a new language? Here’s what being bilingual/multilingual can do for you.

1. Expand Your World


Your world is limited to how many languages you speak. If you only speak English, you don’t get to fully experience the beauty of the world that surrounds you. With a new language, your perception of the world becomes much more colorful than it once was. With this new language comes the rich history, culture, music, movies, theatre, poetry, literature, food, as well as the traditions and customs of an entire civilization. You will begin to experience life through your new language, and your universe will become a bit larger.

2. Lifelong Friendships


The amount of people that you can communicate with is limited by the amount of languages that you know. As a native English speaker, you are limited to 840 million people. Yeah, that seems like a lot, but what about the other 7 billion people in the world?
Learning new languages allows you to connect with entire populations of people. Within that population of people lies potential lifelong friendships, a future husband/wife, or even just someone from whom you can learn something new. By learning a new language, you’re unlocking an entire part of the world which you’ll now be able to explore and discover, making some friends along the way.

3. Job Opportunities


Learning a foreign language will make you more desirable on the job market. Your ability to connect with people from other parts of the world will be quite beneficial. Having the knowledge of 2+ languages under your belt will make your resume stand out from other applicants when applying for a job.

4. Transform Your Traveling Experience


If you have the opportunity to travel, your knowledge of another language will help you understand the culture and the people of the country you’re in. Before I knew Spanish, I went to Mexico with my family. I savored the food, I listened to the music, and even though I was in one of the most beautiful places in the world, there was something missing: human connection.

I couldn’t socialize. I couldn’t speak with the natives about their lives or their greatest desires and dreams. I couldn’t connect.
Now, after going back to Mexico as a fluent speaker of Spanish, I am able to understand the traditions and the customs, as well as the people and where they come from. And most importantly, I am able to form a connection with the natives.

5. Improve Your Cognitive Ability


Studying a second, third or fourth language will greatly increase your cognitive ability. Here are some of the benefits.
  • You’ll become a master at multitasking

Learning foreign languages has been proved to increase one’s ability to focus on multiple tasks at one time. Due to your brain having to process more than one language at a time, your mind’s ability to multitask enhances.
  • Have a sharper mind later in life

Being bilingual or multilingual has been proven to delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s by up to four years.
  • Be more perceptive to your surroundings

Speakers of other languages have an easier time focusing on important information and “weeding out” the not so important information. This increases their situational awareness and their ability to concentrate.

Conclusion


Although learning a new language takes a lot of hard work and dedication, with that effort comes long lasting friendships and a better sense of the world that surrounds you. If you’ve been sitting on the fence about taking up a second language, go out there and try it. Apart from learning a new language, you’ll learn more about life itself.

Good luck,
Jeremy

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Hello everyone! My name is Jeremy, and I am a language tutor from Long Island. I have been tutoring/teaching languages online and in person for three years. In addition to my experience, I have a 100 hour TEFL certification from Oxford Seminars. I have a huge passion for language learning and I understand the difficulties that once can face when learning a new language, and I can help you overcome them! I am a very patient and understanding person, so don't worry about making mistakes during the lessons! My lessons are focused on INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED conversation in English. In my lessons, we will pick a topic that interests you, and we will cover the grammar and vocabulary about that topic. At the end of the lesson, we will review what we learned during the lesson, and I will let you know about any mistakes you made, and how to correct them. Conversational lessons are the main type of lessons that I offer, however, if you would like help with something else please let me know.
Flag
英语
globe
美国
time
230
西班牙语
C2
,
葡萄牙语
C1
,
意大利语
C1
,
法语
B2
,
中文
A2
,
罗马尼亚语
A2
,
俄语
A2
,
德语
A1
Hello everyone! My name is Jeremy, and I am a language tutor from Long Island. I have been tutoring/teaching languages online and in person for three years. In addition to my experience, I have a 100 hour TEFL certification from Oxford Seminars. I have a huge passion for language learning and I understand the difficulties that once can face when learning a new language, and I can help you overcome them! I am a very patient and understanding person, so don't worry about making mistakes during the lessons! My lessons are focused on INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED conversation in English. In my lessons, we will pick a topic that interests you, and we will cover the grammar and vocabulary about that topic. At the end of the lesson, we will review what we learned during the lesson, and I will let you know about any mistakes you made, and how to correct them. Conversational lessons are the main type of lessons that I offer, however, if you would like help with something else please let me know.

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