REASONS TO LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
Should we learn another language? Why? What are your thoughts on these questions? I’m interested! And here’re my reasons to learn languages:
Time has to pass anyway
What a weird reason, you might think. Fair enough. But this phrase actually made me start learning English. I had 3 free summer month ahead of me, and it simply hit me – time will pass anyway. After these 3 months I might be at the same place I am now or might actually get something out of them. Same with you – some time from now you might or might not speak a new language. And it’s only up to you! I hope this “revelation” will influence you as well.
It broads your horizons
“The limits of my language are the limits of my world” (Ludwig Wittgenstein). It is very true, indeed. Every culture has different outlook on the world, and by learning a new language you can adopt it! Thus, you won’t be limited to the way people see things in your country.
Every language affects you
It has a lot to do with the previous reason. I do notice that every language make me think and speak differently. And turned out I’m not the only one who thinks so. I’ve heard it from many people who speak several languages as well. They even claim to have several personalities depending on a language! How cool is that the language can make such an impact on you. And I’m convinced it’s only for the best.
It fascinates people
Yes, people are actually impressed by somebody speaking a foreign language because not so many people can do that. It never surprises me though – I believe that it’s something any person can achieve. And I’ll show you how! Besides, it’s always a pleasure for foreigners to hear people speaking their language. So, it’s a good way to make new friends!
It’s an amazing way to train your brain
Scientifically speaking, learning languages creates new neural pathways between nerve cells. Long story short, it means that your brain will function better. And it’s definitely perfect for improving your memory.
This article is taken from the book “My key to learning any language” that you can get here: