There can be many reasons to learn a new language. Sometimes we learn them because it’s part of our school curriculum, or for work. Sometimes it’s just for the pleasure of it.
Despite requiring a great deal of dedication, time and effort, it can be an enriching experience that helps us to broaden our horizons, and create unique opportunities.
One of the motives could be work. Today we live in a very competitive world of work. Most global companies already require their employees to speak at least two languages. In some cases, the more languages we speak, the more opportunities we’ll have for getting a job or getting promoted.
Furthermore, if the job is with a company in which one travels constantly, it is paramount that the employer knows how to communicate efficiently with the client, and how to transmit messages and ideas in the best way possible, whether in meetings, via e-mail, in presentations, etc.
Any journey that we embark on will not be the same if we can only speak our mother tongue. The more languages we speak, the more people we will meet, and the more we will open ourselves up to other cultures and ways of life.
Mental exercise is also a great advantage when we decide to learn a new language. The advantage held by a bilingual person is that they learn to replace words that are already rooted in their brains with words from another language. Thanks to this, brain activity increase, and new functions are activated.
The most important thing is that when we learn a language, we learn about a culture. Becoming aware that other ways of living exist, and how people on the other side of the world live, can be very enriching for human beings.