Why it is important to learn a foreign language?
Let me start by stating a few of the many importance of learning a foreigm language. Ah! That is the answer to that question that stand boldly there. Ok lets start.
First, dealing with another culture enables people
to gain a more profound understanding of
their own culture. Creativity is increased with
the study of foreign languages. ... Foreign languages provide a competitive edge in career choices: one is able to communicate in
a second language.
Do you know that a foreign language can earn you a job?
In the global economy, one of the most valuable traits
an employee can possess is the ability to speak a
second or multiple languages. Knowing an additional
language like Spanish, French or Mandarin, for
example, illustrates to an employer the value you
bring as an employee and a person. Here are few reasons why speaking a foreign language can help
you in your career.
1. When creating your resume, you want to showcase
yourself as the most appealing candidate you can be;
referencing a second language is a great way to do
that. Potential employers realize bilingual employees
are at a premium in the marketplace and having these
skills can make you an attractive candidate, particularly in the retail and manufacturing industries
where knowing Spanish, for example, is invaluable.
2.The competition for jobs can be intense, and it’s
critical to find ways to differentiate yourself from
other applicants. If you are in a pool with 10 other
corporate recruiters and your collective skills are
similar, knowing a foreign language can be the unique
talent that gets you that coveted first interview.
3. Relationship Building Being able to speak a second or third language
transcends spoken dialogue. The skill enables you to
relate to different cultural groups in a more personal
manor. Speaking to someone in his or her own
language helps break down barriers and allows
everyone to feel more comfortable and confident. This type of dialogue and relationship building is crucial in
any business setting. When you are interacting with
clients, vendors, and colleagues, knowing their
language, even if they also speak English, can elevate
the professional relationship. This can lead to more
sales, better service and stronger interactions with colleagues.
Lets now look at how learning a foriegn language can be made eassier and fasterAre you curious to find out how you can learn a new
language quickly, without spending
money for classes, employing a language tutor or language learning
software? Here are the secrets or
shortcuts -- you must commit to
your new language, be willing to work hard and not be afraid to make mistakes.
Practice the following 3 steps, start with step 1.
Step:1/3. Connect with a native speaker.
there and put whatever little you learned
into practice. Speaking with a real, live person will help you to feel much more
motivated about learning the language
than staring at a book or computer
screen. Try to find people or colleagues
who speaks the language you wish
to learn and who'd be willing to sit
down with you and help you
practice. Alternatively, you could
try advertising your desire to learn the language in local online forums to find
someone who would like to help you or participate
in a language exchange. If you can't find anyone who
speaks your language nearby, try
to connect with someone on social networks like facebook.
People in foreign countries are
often willing to exchange half an
hour of speaking in their native tongue for half an hour of speaking
Step: 2/3. Frequently Study your new language.
Some People studied a language "for five years" and still not
be fluent. But when they say five years,
they probably mean that they studied
the language for only a couple of hours
a week over that entire time period.
Let's get one thing clear -- if you want to learn a new language quickly -- that is,
in the space of a few weeks or months
-- you're going to have to commit to
studying the language for a couple of
hours per day. Try to make your new language your hobby and become fond of some interesting words or sentences. Language learning is based on
repetition -- hammering something
into your brain over and over
again until you remember it. If you
break too long between study
sessions, you are much more prone to forget what you learned last
time and you will waste valuable
study time going back over what
you've already learned. You can cut down on this wasted
time by studying every day. There
are no miraculous short cuts when
it comes to language learning -- you
just need be positive and committed.
Step:3/3. Use a dictionary at all times.
Carrying you new language dictionary with you will save you a lot of time and frustration,
so invest in one as soon as possible! It can be an actual, physical
dictionary, or a dictionary app on
your phone(more effective) You just need to be
able to consult it quickly whenever
you need a word. Carrying a dictionary will allow
you to find the necessary word at a
moments notice. This is especially
important when you are having a
conversation with a native speaker
and don't wish to disrupt the flow of conversation by not being able to
remember a word. In addition,
looking up the word and using it
immediately in a sentence will help
you to commit the word to
memory. You can also peruse the dictionary
at random moments throughout the
day. When you're waiting in line
at the grocery store, when you're
on a coffee break at work, or
sitting in traffic. You could learn an extra 20 or 30 words a day this
Effectively and carefully applying the above steps will walk you successfully through the hills and valleys of your new language.
Just keep coming back and we'll supply you with further steps to help you be more effective and fluent in your new language.