Why Students Should Learn a Second Language


Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English. Which is ultimately the most popular language for communications worldwide. It's often spoken at international conferences and in airports, but Mandarin and Spanish are the most commonly spoken languages in the world. So, students should gain knowledge about languages apart from english, most importantly if they want to go abroad & study there.

It's Good for Your Personality & Mental Health as well

Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.

Your Memory Improves

Educators often liken the brain to a muscle because it functions better with exercise. Learning a language involves memorizing rules and vocabulary, which helps strengthen that mental "muscle". This exercise improves overall memory, which means that multiple language speakers are better at remembering lists or sequences. Studies show that bilinguals are better at retaining shopping lists, names, and directions.

It's Necessary for Your Work (or Better Prospects)

There aren't many situations where language skills are the reason that someone gets passed over for a promotion, or even just to keep the job. But in an increasingly competitive job market, why would you not give yourself every possible edge?

Your Family is the Main Source

It might be strange at first to think that you have to learn a new language for family reasons, but many people hail from immigrant families, and once you get into the second and third generation, it's very often the case where the local language is your first language rather than your family's original tongue

China Study Abroad has seen more and more ethnic Chinese people going to China to study Mandarin. "As China grows {globally}, families are more eager to make sure their children are not only more connected to their roots in China, but also that they have a good grasp of the language."

Because You Want to Travel Overseas

Unless your travel plans involve only English-speaking countries, you'll probably want to learn a new language to make things easier for yourself. Even knowing some basic words can help break the ice when you're in a foreign country. It's not the same as being able to have an entire conversation, but most people appreciate the fact that you're trying to speak their language, even if you have to switch back to English right away.

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