Top 8 reasons learning languages
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Hi, English speakers who want to Learn French 🙂 !
In this article I share with you what are the top 8 reasons learning new languages.
What reason(s) do you have ?
Many people are learning languages. For example, for several years students have traveled a lot in different European countries to do part of their studies, or for holidays. They study then 2 languages or more.
1 - Learning languages for self- development
People invest time and money in what they are, in their personal evolution. They want the reward of the challenge that one makes towards oneself, for one's personal victory. Whether it's the desire to consolidate the basics learned at school or the desire to get rich, one of the reasons for learning is a language for self-development.
2 - Learning languages for work
Before, people who spoke several languages could be translators or interpreters. Today, speaking several languages gives many more opportunities than before, you can :
- Work in an international company
- Have clients from several countries
- Get a job in a foreign country
Learning a foreign language for work is one of the most common reasons in the current economic world.
3 - Learning languages because you have emigrated
Many people learn a language because they have moved to a foreign country, and want to integrate quickly. For example, understanding what people say when I sit on the terrace of a cafe makes me feel less strange and more at home.
4 - Learning languages to improve communication skills
Language learning has not only direct benefits, but also indirect benefits. For example, living in Geneva (an international city) shows me that people who are more confident in going to others and talking to them.
5 - Learning languages to improve general problem-solving skills
Learning a language promotes memory skills and logical faculties, which are related to problem-solving skills. Knowing more languages promotes the recall of information, the recall of information is faster. Apprendre une langue pour développer ses capacités cognitives au sens large, pour prévenir le déclin cognitif.
6 - Learning languages to participate more fully in a culture
Learning a language is important for experiencing a new culture and becoming part of that culture. When you learn a new language, you discover new movies, songs, you can then share your discoveries with the people of this culture. It's a great way to experience a culture through music, books and other art forms.
7 - Learning languages to understand humanity better
Learn a language to communicate. The language creates a connection from being human to being human. The best way to know someone is to speak their language. Lets you broaden your perspective on the world, breaks the barriers between you and people from other cultures. In our time, people are traveling more and more, learning a language is becoming more and more important.
8 - Learning languages to become more confident
Learning a language can boost your self-confidence. It's not easy for everyone to talk to people we do not know, in groups or individually. Learning a new language challenges you to communicate with others, even if you do not feel comfortable.
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Thomas Ricomard specializes in teaching French as a foreign language. He has been providing private lessons since 2015, both in-person and online (via Skype). He taught at the Popular University of the Canton of Geneva (Switzerland) from 2015 to 2018, instructing several groups of 20 students from around the world (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mexico, etc.), ranging from beginner to intermediate levels (A1 to B2). With a Master’s degree in clinical and cognitive psychology from the University of Geneva, his knowledge of psychology allows him to tailor his teaching methods for optimal learning, taking into account factors such as visual memory versus auditory memory. He expresses his passion for the French language through writing texts, including poetry and songs, which he presents publicly at numerous music and slam events.