Ways language learning can improve your life
You will become smarter. Language skills are linked to growth of the hippocampus, which is part of the limbic system in each temporal lobe in the brain. Learning a language improves cortical thickness. This increased size is associated with better memory and sharp thinking.
You will improve your employability. In an increasingly globalised and competitive market, employers are looking for bilingual candidates. A second language, then, not only helps to boost your long-term earnings potential, but it also opens up a wide array of long term career prospects in the years to come.
You will completely transform your travel experience. Learning a foreign language can help you become a more confident traveller, but also it will give you the opportunity to meet local people, explore different places off the beaten track, and learn more about the culture and cuisine of the place you are visiting.
You will become more open-minded. As you learn and begin to comprehend a new language, you also begin to understand the worldviews and how they are contained in practical systems of the language.
You will gain insights into other cultures and make friends all over the world. When you are learning a language the opportunities to make new friends both inside and outside your country are immense. The best part is that you will get to befriend people who see things from a different perspective, and you will get to learn about their country and culture.
You will find a fascinating assortment of new TV shows, music, books and movies. Outside of travel and work, learning a new language can bring about some serious change in the way you spend your free time. Films, TV shows, music and books are an integral part of students’ lives so it makes perfect sense to bring them into the language learning process.