The benefits of learning a foreign language

Nagore Valera
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On this globalized world, people seek opportunities to develop useful skills in this age of quick communication and collaboration. Bilingualism is one of the most beneficial skills that can help you communicate with people from all over the world. Besides there are more benefits of learning a foreign language, continue reading to know more.

Advance Your Career

Language skills can be a significant competitive advantage that sets you apart from your monolingual peers. They are among the top eight skills required of all occupations—no matter your sector or skill level—and the demand for bilingual professionals is rising exponentially.

Employers are seeking professionals who can communicate seamlessly with customers in new and expanding overseas markets. They consider them to be better communicators and problem solvers.

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Connect

Being able to communicate with someone in his or her language is an incredible gift in order to connect with others.

Research shows bilingual people have more empathy than monolingual people. Even who are not fluent in the second tongue tend to be more empathetic and higher-level communicators.

Bilinguals have the unique opportunity to communicate with a wider range of people in their personal and professional lives.

Prevent Brain Disease

A study done by the National Institues of Health concluded that bilinguals switch tasks faster than monolinguals. According to research, learning languages can delay dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by 4.5 years or even prevent their development.

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Besides learning a foreign languages can increase the size of your brain. When you study a new language, your brain increases in mass. Another interesting thing is that it doesn’t happen when people study anything else.

While knowing a second language is not exactly the fountain of youth, it definitely helps keep your brain younger. Just like muscles, the brain gets stronger and bigger the more you put it to use.

Increase your creativity

As a person starts to learn a language, they get familiar with the culture of the place where that language is spoken. The more you learn about new cultures, the more you’ll look at the world around you from different perspectives. The change of views will make you more original, elaborate, and flexible—all qualities of being a creative person.

Learning about another culture sheds light on aspects of our own culture—both positive and negative—we may not have previously considered. You may find a greater appreciation for what you have, or you may decide to shake things up!

You’ll be more accustomed to thinking outside of the box and finding alternative solutions to complex problems.

Become More Confident

Nothing beats the confidence you feel when talking to a native speaker in their language. That’s when your self-esteem will sky-rocket. Becoming proficient in a language is like mastering any other skill. Once you’re there, you’ll feel confident and nice about yourself.

Conclusion

There are many more reasons for learning a second language, although these benefits to learning English are reasons enough!

Those that we mentioned in our list are just a part of them. Yet, no matter how many lists are out there, no one can convince you of the benefits as much as your own language learning experience will. With that in mind, choose a language that you find exciting and appealing and open the door to the many benefits that come with language proficiency.

Start learning a foreign language and improve you skills. From Talkao offer you a selection of translation apps which helps you to learn a second language. Besides, in the next link, you can read some tips in order to learn a new language.

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Nagore Valera

Nagore Valera is SEO Manager at Offiwiz S.L as well as Community Manager at Talkao S.L. She has a graduate in education as well as nutrition and health, currently specializing in social education and digital marketing. She has been generating content in different formats, platforms, companies and markets for more than seven years. Born in Spain, she has worked for companies in countries such as France, England, Spain and Colombia.

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