Learning a language opens a door to the world. It is easy to understand why it is useful to acquire a second language, which will allow you to better understand your contemporaries.
There are proven benefits to learning languages. Here are 14 reasons to become a polyglot.
You’ll become smarter
Speaking a language stimulates our brain differently if it is not our native language. Speaking a foreign language is a neural gymnastics for everyone.
You will rediscover your own language
You will be able to make deeper connections with people
You will be able to travel more easily
You will easily fight cognitive degeneration
You will become more disciplined
You will develop a proven method of learning other skills
You will learn new concepts
Some concepts exist only in certain languages, so you have to learn them to know them.
You will be more visionary
You will contribute to keeping languages alive and preserving them
You will have better professional opportunities
Some languages give you real career advantages over others, that’s for sure.
You will open new doors to the world
You will have access to new content, whether visual, written or audio, and to a different point of view, whether in science, politics or any other field of human knowledge.
You will become a better teacher
A good student often becomes a good teacher. If you excel at learning languages, you will also have a facility in teaching them to others and not only languages but also other subjects.
You will be able to go deeper into certain subjects
Languages can be the vehicle of knowledge: French was the vehicle of diplomacy, law, oenology, gastronomy and science, English is today the vehicle of commerce and science, Japanese is the vehicle of Japanese culture such as martial arts for example, there are also languages that convey a religion such as Hebrew, Hindi or Arabic. If you are an enthusiast or an expert in a field, the language will give you a significant advantage over others.