5 reasons why you should learn a foreign language
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In our modern and interconnected world, communication is a key part of staying up to date and to keeping up with what’s happening. Communication is only possible if you are able to understand what you hear or read, so we’re going to go through five main reasons why you should make the move and learn a foreign language. Before we move on to the reasons themselves, let’s just dig into a few different methods you could use to learn a foreign language: - Evening classes - Tandem language learning - At home learning methods (online/books) - Language studies abroad Among the methods quoted, going abroad in full immersion will be, without any doubt, the fastest and most efficient way to make long-lasting progress. Nowadays some specialized agencies provide tailor-made programmes to suit the needs and wants of everyone. Leaving the organisation to a professional agency is stress-free and has many advantages such as having a contact in your home country speaking your language, benefitting from personalised advice and tips, having access a great network of schools worldwide and being sure to receive assistance before, during and after your time aboard. Now that we have highlighted different ways to learn a language let’s move on to the reasons why you should consider it. 1) Your CV / career In the competition faced today to secure a good internship, to be promoted or to develop your career abroad, you need to stand out. Being able to speak a foreign language is one of the easiest and fastest ways to differentiate yourself and to show an obvious competitive advantage over rivals. 2) Your soft skills Making the move to leave for the unknown in a different country pushes you outside of your comfort zone. You will, without even noticing it, develop many useful soft competencies. To name a few, you will show adaptability, flexibility, autonomy, sensitivity to different cultures and organisational skills.
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