Eight Excellent Reasons To Study A New Foreign Language


Studying a new foreign language is a fulfilling venture. Now I’m not going to tell you that it’s easy, but if you decide to go down this road you will not regret it. Motivation typically depends on having a clear objective. The reasons below may help you find the stimulation you need.

  • Moving to another country.

Learning the local language will probably make your integration in the local community a lot easier. Perhaps many people in your new country speak English. Try not to let that become the excuse not to learn the local language. It’ll allow you to integrate and connect with the local community in a whole different way. You also show an engagement and dedication towards your new country that will be be noticed.

  • Family and friends.

If you’re around people who has a different first language from you studying their language will open up a whole new level in your relationship. Learning a language is also learning how to think and feel in a whole different way. Your relationships will change for the better.

  • At the office.

The ability to speak more languages will increase your chances of getting a transfer, finding a new job, getting a promotion or going on business trips. If you happen to work with people from a different culture speaking their language will grease the skids for partnership and socializing. Perhaps you deal with kids and older people at work. Speaking their first language will certainly make their (and your) day a lot better.

  • Vacation.

Despite the fact that you can get by with English, speaking the local language can change your vacation experiences considerably. Just imagine being able to ask locals for restaurant tips, move away from the tourist groups, getting to know the local people and having the ability to read signs. It will certainly add a different dimension to your journey.

  • Study in foreign countries.

Speaking the local tongue will serve you well, even if your programs are in english. Moving into a foreign country is the best option to learn a new language well. You should not let the occasion get away. If you take some time in advance studying the language you can become a part of the social scene from day one.

  • Get in touch with your roots.

Your parents may have spoken a different language in the past. In case you have children you can learn it together like a family project. As soon as you have some skills try contacting relatives in the “old country” and plan a vacation. You’ll be treated like kings and see parts of the culture that would be otherwise closed to you.

  • Cuisine.

Let say you enjoy the food or wine of a particular region. Speaking the language could make you a priced guest at any restaurant. If you enjoy making the food by yourself the best recipe books will be available to you.

  • Self-improvement.

Learning a language is a personal challenge. It will also show you that there are different ways to view the world. The structure of your language establishes how you think. A second language will offer you a different way to think about the world. You will also view your own culture and language through a new lens.

Whichever reason resonates with you I hope you will accept the challenge of learning a second language. It’ll be rewarding in more ways than you can imagine and unlock a larger part of the world for you.