Become Successful One Language at a Time
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Have you ever traveled to a foreign country and felt lost due to the language barrier? Have you ever ordered food at a restaurant and completely butchered the pronunciation? No matter the case, there’s probably been a point in your life where you wished you knew another language. Well it’s time to stop wishing and start doing.
While learning a new language may seem like a difficult task, the rewards that come from knowing another language are endless. Whether you speak one, two or three languages, there’s always more to learn. Our world is becoming more and more globalized and knowing more than one language is becoming extremely necessary. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of learning another language.
Benefits of Learning a Second Language
- Learn about other cultures
Language and culture go hand in hand. While studying another language, you are automatically learning more about another culture. This is great for traveling and connecting with others from all over the world.
- Sharpen your mind
Since language learning is so complex, learning a new one improves brain function. Your attention span grows and you are able to apply the skills and mechanics used to learn a language into other aspects of life.
- Improve your memory
Studies have shown that learning a new language can improve your memory. Knowing a second language requires your brain to function at a high level and remember/associate information in a way that improves memory.
- Expand career opportunities
Studies have shown that knowing more than one language not only leads to more job opportunities, but also to higher pay. Greater chances of finding a job and receiving better pay? What more could you ask for?
Interested in learning another language? The Division of Continuing Education at the University of Central Florida offers several online language courses to assist students in learning a new language. These courses are six weeks long and are taught by experienced professionals. Languages offered though UCF CE include Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and American Sign Language.
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