Learning a new language has many proven benefits that make putting the time and effort into learning a second language worth it. A second language can open you up to a world of possibilities, as more and more jobs are looking for someone who is bilingual.
Although learning a new language as a child is the easiest time to learn (the child I was an au pair for knew 5 languages by the time he was 5 years old), it doesn’t mean you should throw the towel in and give up.
When you learn a second language, you’re experiencing an entirely different world. You’re opening yourself up to new experiences that you wouldn’t have otherwise had if you didn’t speak that second language.
If you travel abroad often, you’ll be able to make new friends that don’t speak your native language but instead speak your second language. You’ll even get to listen to music and understand it in another language, which I think is so beautiful!
Benefits of knowing a second language:
- Improved memory
- Boost brain power
- Delayed onset of dementia
- Stronger resume vs. someone who does not know a second language
- Essential for today’s growing economy
- Builds self-confidence and creativity
Top languages to learn for business-related purposes:
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine