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Why learning a new language is beneficial

Updated on February 7, 2015

Why learning a new language is beneficial

The importance of learning a new language need no further hype. It not only introduces a person to the traditional body of knowledge and wisdom embedded in the language, it also widens an individual's social circle. This is why people should maximize any chance they have , to learn a new language.

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Learning new language

Why learning a new language is beneficial

Learning a new language has lots of benefits to the learner, except they may not realize it initially.No language is difficult for someone who is determined .Although there may be lots impediments to learning a new language which varies from lack of incentives to cultural conflict .However ,the importance of learning a new tongue are legion .They include.

Trust

No-matter how civilized and evolved humans pretend to have become ,it is easily decipherable that people are freer with others who speaks the same language with them.This means they would easily trust somebody who speaks their language .Therefore learning a new language increases and widens a person's chain of trust.

Learning culture

The language of a group is intertwined with their culture that one can't be separated from the other. As a result of this ,learning a new language also introduces the person into the rudiments of a new culture .This means that the person would also be able to understand the etiquette of the group. This makes assimilation easier..

Improved prospects

Learning of a new language opens doors of opportunities that people are not easily aware of . Some of this prospects include business and improved job opportunities. The knowledge of a particular language could give someone an edge in a particular area .It is no secret that multilingual people sale like hot cakes in the job market.

Cultural integration .

Learning a new language improves cultural integration since there is a link between language and culture.

Increased knowledge base

No culture has monopoly of traditional knowledge and wisdom embedded in proverbs, wise sayings, folklore and etiquette. Consequently ,learning a new language exposes a person to this body of knowledge which could make the individual's life richer

Widened social circle

Most people prefer to attach themselves with people of similar language groups .This delineates others who can't speak the language. Nevertheless , learning a new language could introduce a person into a different social unit thereby increasing their social circle .

This is why everyone should endeavor to learn as many languages as possible because nobody knows when it could be useful.

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 3 years ago from Johanesburg

      @smine27: Thanks for the comments

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I would like to learn French and German.