What We Can Expect Through Learning A Foreign Language

Learning is a lifelong process and it continues with each passing day. Learning non-native language can be beneficial in many ways. It can be helpful in studies, business, job, mental health, and tourism. Here, in this piece of writing, we will explore what we can expect through learning a non-native language.

If a student belongs to a developing country and wants to improve his knowledge by going abroad, learning the non-native language will be his first and foremost requirement. Secondly, in order to study few specific subjects, learning a specific language is mandatory. Similarly, if one wants to study the ancient times history, learning of Greek or Roman will be required. The finest literature of all times has been written in French, German and Russian languages. If a literature student is interested in studying those masterpieces in any language, learning that language will be highly beneficial. Though translations may be available, but reading the literature in the original language, in which it was written, has the real pleasure and impact. Similarly, few sports and few medical treatments are specialties of a certain area, and the valuable literature regarding the subject will be available in the native language of that area. In the same way, a certain era of history was highly rich in certain disciplines, so treasured literature would be available in native languages. Hence, learning a non-native language will be highly beneficial for students, studying any discipline.

Likewise, learning a non-native language immensely helps in business promotions and job prospects. If a businessman wants to expand his business, he would be hiring his representatives and workers abroad, and if he does not know the native language of that area or country, then it will be a great handicap for him or vice versa. Learning non-native language is equally an added advantage for on job or job seeking people. As it is the age of multinational firms, so the company will give added benefits to those who can serve anywhere and will value such human resource at management level.

Learning non-native language is good for mental health as well. Memory improves by learning the second language. Moreover, one becomes more attentive and distinctive by learning the other language. Recent research has also shown that decision power and will power improves by learning more than one language. Children who speak more than one language are comparatively sharper, more responsive and better learner than those who speak only one language.

What they say, when in Rome, do as Romans do. It implies, while being in a new place, practice what the local do. So, having the ability to speak the native language; of the place ease outs your stay there. Thus, learning a non-native language is even more important in tourism. If you are a frequent visitor, then you must try to learn the native language of that country or place. Lastly, it is important to note that those rulers of history, who conquered other countries and learnt their native languages, controlled and governed the conquered states more efficiently and effectively.


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