1. Learning a new language and culture helps you better a more positive person and understand differences among people.

 

  1. As you learn more about other cultures, you learn more about your own culture by making comparisons and connections.

 

  1. Travel! Knowing and loving new language and cultures open up opportunities for fun traveling experiences and seeing the world!

 

  1. The most known reason for loving languages is where it can get you in many careers. It can provide a big advantage when looking for a job.

 

  1. A second language improves your skills and grades in math and English and on the SAT. Woohoo!

 

  1. As I learned a new language and the classification for new words arose, I quickly learned how to identify subject pronouns, verbs, nouns, etc. in English. I actually learned a lot about general English grammar.

 

  1. Foreign languages open the door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, film, philosophy, science. Through language and culture, you can appreciate the perspectives and products that other people have and enjoy them… for fun! You can watch a lot more movies, check out new live sessions and let’s not even talk about food!

 

  1. With a new language, you can communicate to a lot more people, locally and around the world. This lends an opportunity to make new friends and who knows… maybe a romantic love story!

 

  1. Conquer your fear! Some of us have a fear of trying something new or a fear of failing. Conquer that fear with a new language. Gain a whole new sense of confidence that will cross over to many aspects of your life.

 

  1. Let’s talk about the obvious health reasons! Did you know that learning a foreign language helps protect against Alzheimer’s & dementia? Read about it here if you don’t believe me.

 

BONUS: Lastly, my favorite reason to love a new language is the ability to “secretly” communicate.  There are some things you shouldn’t say out loud, well knowing another language allows you to talk to friends or family members who speak the same language without others understanding.  Warning though- be careful what you say because you may be surprised that some people do speak the same language as you do!

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