This is Trung here, long time no see, how are you doing? I hope you’re doing well. I’ve been focused on my 9-to-5 job for a while, and I didn’t do anything in English, so that’s why my English is really bad now. I have to try to learn English, again. And I still use the old way to learn English myself which you can find here.
Today I just want to share you all a very nice article which written by Ramya Raju. He will talk to us about the importance of learning other languages. That’s also my reason to try learning English again. So let’s move to found your own motivation for learning something new.
Importance of Learning Other Languages
Learning another language can not only improve your skills but make a positive difference to the quality of your life too. There are five very good reasons why you should take the plunge with a new language. And if you find learning a new language daunting then there are links that can make things easier and a lot more fun for you.
1. Learning a New Language Can Enhance Your Skills
You want to give your brain a boost and improve its overall function? It’s said that learning a new language can help you towards this goal and enhance several skill sets that you possess. Thus while you learn a new language you see its benefits in different areas of your life too.
According to several studies bilingual people are generally better at multitasking. They are also said to have better attention span, memories and tend to be good listeners too. Thus you can see a leap in your standardized test score performance, which is a big gain but the advantages are not only intellectual.
2. Learning a New Language Can Make Your Brain Grow
It’s not an exaggeration to say that those who learn a different language usually see their brain grow. Yes, adults who are learning a new language or more than one for that matter, actually see changes in different regions of the brain that are crucial for language functions. Hippocampus volume for example is increased and there are alterations to cortical thickness too.
Learning a new language at any age stimulates your brain and that’s a sign of a healthy one.
3. Speaking More Than One Language Can Put Off or Even Prevent Degenerative Brain Conditions.
Studies have shown that keeping brain active can actually help stave off diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. If you learn a new language early in life you can stave off mental lapses at a later stage. But learning a language at any point in time still has its advantages.
Bilinguals can take up to five years more than those who speak one language when it comes to developing Dementia. There are studies, which show that the condition progresses at a slower late and thus you have a batter quality of life overall.
4. Learning a New Language Can Boost Your Creativity
Structure, rules and differences between languages are an important component of learning a new language. Hence there are chances that you will be more aware of your native language as you try and learn a new one. It can help you get a better command over your original language and get over the imperfections you might have with it.
There is a belief backed by some evidence, which says that since learning a new language involves having to describe objects, people etc, you tend to build an eye for detail. It has a direct impact on your creativity, which is enhanced in the process.
5. Learning a New Language Helps You Explore a New Culture
If you have always been keen on exploring a new culture than learning the language offers you a unique opportunity. And while you get a better understanding of the culture your language skills are boosted too. You can be an accomplished bilingual and will enjoy your holidays to a foreign country a lot more.
If you wish to learn a new language from the comforts of your home, there are some helpful resources and tips you can pay attention to.
- You will find language learning resources online. A quick search and you can have all the information and help you need to learn a new language.
- Web browser add-ons can be used smartly to make your browsing a language learning master class.
- Language learning tutorials by native language speakers on YouTube are a great help.
- There’s the option of downloading courses and podcasts from online stores. You can get them for free and listen to them while you are driving, in the gym or doing home chores.
Learning a language should not be tedious but a lot of fun. Enjoy the experience and make it a pleasurable one for yourself.