21 Feb 12 Things I Love About Languages
Languages have always fascinated me..
..How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways..
The way you think, act, speak and write is all about language. It enables you to communicate effectively with others.
2. Cultural Exposure
Languages allow you to experience, understand and respect other cultures better.
3. Meet New People
Speaking in another language allows you to build cross-cultural friendships as well as deep connections with people from different cultures.
4. Language Similarities
Learning new words and comparing how they’re related to other languages is one of the most interesting aspects of language learning.
5. Vocabulary Bank
By reading in various languages, you learn a wealth of vocabulary which you would otherwise not encounter.
Learning something new is an amazing feeling! It widens your horizons, enriches your life and boosts your self-esteem!
7. It’s Fun!
Learning languages is engaging and extremely fulfilling! If you’re up for a bit of fun, consider choosing one of the 160+ language courses offered at Eton Institute!
8. Greater Job Opportunities
Being fluent in two languages always gives you an edge over monolingual candidates in job interviews.
Even if you are not fluent in a language, just being able to pick up on certain words and phrases here and there can make a vacation much less stressful.
10. Improves Memory
Yes, you heard it right! Languages can have a positive effect on the brain and memory skills.
11. Better Multi-Tasking Abilities
Being able to switch from one language to another goes hand in hand with being able to smoothly switch between tasks … Unconsciously, that is.
12. Order Up!
It surely is useful to understand and know some words that help make ordering at a restaurant enjoyable and simple. Bon Appétit!
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