Importance of learning a foreign language.
What value can learning a foreign language add to my life? Is it really worth it sitting in class for a hour or so struggling to grasp a tongue you’re not familiar with? You may be asking yourself such questions. Well, if you’re then know you’re not alone. Many people all over the world can’t seem to understand why a person can choose to endure hours in a foreign language class when they could use that money and time doing something more fun.
In addition to fun, here are three other ways in which foreign language classes will benefit you:
1. Expanding your knowledge base
Knowing a second language is undoubtedly a way of adding to your knowledge pool. On top of what you already know, you will get to know things such as names of places or things in another language. This is indeed something wonderful. Knowledge is power.
2. Traveling benefits
Learning a foreign language will make it easier for you to find your way around when you travel to a foreign country. If you for example get lost and need to find the right direction, it is easier for the locals to help you out when they understand what you’re saying than in a case where you’re using an unfamiliar language or gestures. It will also be much easier for you to order food in a foreign restaurant when you know the language than in a case where you do not.
3. Confidence and new relationships
Being able to understand and speak a foreign language will serve to increase your self confidence. It will give you the feeling that you’re able to succeed in what you set out to do. In addition to everything, learning a foreign language will also open your world to new possibilities and even new relationships. You can easily cultivate a friendship with someone new if you and them speak a common language. Who knows? You can even be lucky enough to find love by learning a new language.