Almost any modern person can more or less handle several languages (Thanks God to translation machines, right?). Have you ever thought you should learn additional language? This article will give you five good reasons how to motivate yourself and finally start learning.
Reason no1: meet new people
Knowledge of additional languages will give you an opportunity to communicate and meet new and interesting people. Yes, yes, it’s possible to communicate without words, but such approach will fail to ensure closer familiarization. You won’t be able to discuss neither hot topics nor each other’s interests and hobbies. You can never know what new contacts may land you. But it’s more than clear that without being able to connect with these people directly you will never be able to find it out. Don’t miss the chance!
Reason no2: opportunity to understand other cultures
If you have ever spent time in another country, then you definitely know how important it is to understand the language of the country in order to perceive the nature and culture of its people. Not knowing it, you won’t be able to read literature, watch TV or listen to songs. Regarding entrepreneurship, be aware that a local businessman will always prefer working with somebody who has at least some kind of a local vocabulary!
Reason no 3: chance to look at the world from different perspective
The more language you know, the more you will be able to understand people’s communication habits, how their culture and way of live shape the language. Moreover, if you’re philosophically minded type of person, you will be very surprised to see how people’s perception of the world and way of thinking changes depending on the communication language.
Reason no4: opportunity to deeper understand your native language
Researching and studying a new language most often will open an unprecedented view upon your own language; perhaps you will be able to learn much new of your own language. For example, many words are borrowings from other languages, but understanding the origin of this word and the original meaning, you can improve and expand your native language vocabulary.
Reason no5: the longer you wait, the harder it will be to start
As we know, some tasks are becoming increasingly difficult to complete when growing older; it’s associated to the rapid brain development in the first half of the human life. If we apply this statement to language learning then it’s entirely correct. While language learning is appropriate at any given stage of life, misconception that it should be done later when you have more spare time may make the learning process significantly more extended and difficult.
These are just a few reasons to finally learn a new language, and the opportunities they provide. We recommend every reader to remember that each newly acquired language is an opportunity in life.