Quantitative benefits to learning a new language
The desire of many students, and even graduates, is often to learn a new language, alongside their main choice of study. Being a polyglot enriches knowledge, makes the curriculum more attractive and diverse, and can open doors to an exchange in another country.
With this in mind, we have prepared some valuable pointers for anyone thinking of practicing a new language. So, let’s go!
But why learn a new language?
Some of the beneficial reasons for expanding and diversifying your studies can result in:
- Starting your journey into the job market on the right foot: Having an additional language will help in your job search, even if you are a student who hasn’t decided yet on your choice of study, or college.
- Career growth: Having other languages in your repertoire will increase, and may even be the clinching additional skill to win a vacancy or get that desired promotion over others.
- Improvement in studies: Many students are used to browsing research papers, surveys, and other documents carried out by other countries, because the content is not always translated into their native language. Having access to increased and new content in our vast virtual world, and knowing how to better read and understand text in other languages is a huge advantage.
- Experiencing the joy of understanding everything: If you have a desire to visit new countries, it is essential to know how to communicate outside the comfort of your own home. This, in addition to helping with survival, makes it possible to engage with foreigners and better understand and immerse yourself in new cultures.
- Health gains: Trust me, during these unprecedented times, many doctors are recommending to patients suffering from anxiety, depression and other emotional imbalances, the value of studying and learning news skills as a way to occupy their free time and reduce crises.