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10 Reasons Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language (Infographic)

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In a modern world borders are being erased and the need for learning a second language is less a convenience and more a necessity. Find out what significant advantages you will gain by learning another language!

 

CAREER

  • To make your resume more attractive for employers, as more than 50% of companies take language skills into account when hiring
  • To improve your professional skills and discover new career opportunities
  • To have business trips abroad

SELF-IMPROVEMENT

  • To broaden the horizons, to open your mind
  • To become more interesting person and meet new people
  • Bilingual people have 0.05 cubic millimeters more of gray matter in the parietal regions of their brains.

TRAVELING

  • To make your travels easier and more enjoyable (e.g. to order exactly what you want for lunch)
  • To understand different culture better and get the other point of view on your own culture
  • To show respect to country you came in

COMMUNICATION

  • To make new friends from different countries or even find your real love
  • 63% of bilinguals dating with someone who speaks another language
  • 270 British dating agencies agreed that people who speak a foreign language are more attractive

STUDYING

  • To take your chance to go to the best college
  • To get an internship abroad
  • Students show better results on the SATs when they learned a foreign language at least for one year. When they managed to study a language more than four years, the results of the test appear to be higher on hundred points.

ARTWORKS

  • The translated book retells you the understanding of this book by an interpreter, not an author. Find out the original meaning.
  • To review your favorite international movie to understand dialogues, phrases, jokes in their original language
  • To listen to music without getting help from a translator

MONEY

  • To get an extra money as a guide, a translator, writer.
  • According to statistics, people who know at least one foreign language, earn $128k more than people who don’t
  • Seize an opportunity

EXTRA SKILLS

  • To expand skills like problem solving, coping with difficult tasks and situations
  • To reach self-discipline
  • A 2012 study published by Northwestern University established that bilinguals are able to pay attention for 20% longer on average than their one-language-speaking friends.

BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF NATIVE LANGUAGE

  • "Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said.
  • The more languages you know, the better you can analyze your native one
  • The bigger your world is, the bigger your heart

IT’S CHALLENGING

Prove yourself you can do it!

Sources:

http://faculty.washington.edu/losterho/mechelli_l2_vmb.pdf
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140804171306-184372452-learning-a-foreign-language-a-key-to-success
https://www.student.com/articles/learning-language-better-student/
https://www.phil.frb.org/-/media/research-and-data/publications/working-papers/2002/wp02-16.pdf
https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2016/04/why-speaking-two-languages-is-good-for-the-brain/