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Why learn foreign languages?

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Learning foreign languages is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter and more decisive. Many studies have, actually, found out that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of people who speak two or more languages operate differently than that of those who speak one single language.

 

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  • Comment Link Olatumise Thursday, 29 September 2016 21:48 posted by Olatumise

    In today’s era, speaking more than one language has become more than just ‘important’. Knowing a foreign language other than your mother tongue or national language has evolved to be extremely beneficial. Whether viewed from the financial or social impact, being able to communicate in a foreign language helps to make ‘real’ connection with people from diffrent countries or cultures and provides a better

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  • Comment Link Nasrin Akter Tuesday, 24 May 2016 21:47 posted by Nasrin Akter

    Why should we learn a foreign language? Learning a foreign language opens up employment opportunities. Most firms look for employees with foreign language skills that can help them develop and sustain a strong footing in the global economy. This is because if they can understand the psychology and the language of their foreign customers.

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  • Comment Link Knokaka Tuesday, 05 April 2016 21:43 posted by Knokaka

    Speaking a foreign language improves the functionality of the brain by challenging it to recognise, negotiate meaning, and communicate in different language systems. Students who study or learn foreign languages usaully score better on standardised tests than students who speak only one language, especially in the categories of maths, reading, and vocabulary.

    Many studies have also shown that speaking foreign languages helps the person to build multitasking skills. Multilingual people are skilled at switching between two or even more systems of speech, writing, and structure. This makes them good multitaskers, because they can easily move from one structure to another.

    Another study has concluded that speaking a second language may delay Alzheimer's. This disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. For adults who speak two or more languages, the average age for the first signs of Alzheimer’s is 75.5.

    So one piece of advice: do your best to speak al least one foreign language

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  • Comment Link sultanmabuk Monday, 27 July 2015 21:44 posted by sultanmabuk

    Top Inspirational Quotes for Language Learners

    I would like to leave you some quotes that would certainly inspire you and motivate you to learn foreign languages:

    ❝Today, an illiterate is not someone who can neither read nor write; an illiterate is someone who only speaks one language.❞
    ‒Hassan II

    ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞
    ‒Nelson Mandela

    ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞
    ‒Frank Smith

    ❝The limits of my language are the limits of my world.❞
    ‒Ludwig Wittgenstein

    ❝You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.❞
    ‒Geoffrey Willans

    ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞
    ‒Charlemagne

    ❝Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.❞
    ‒Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞
    ‒Rita Mae Brown

    ❝Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.❞
    ‒Oliver Wendell Holmes

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