6 Reasons you should know to learn a new foreign language
Why should you learn a new foreign language? Would you like your travel to a foreign country to be complicated? Some reasons to avoid learning a new language may be that you do not want to experience a good mental embrace, better grades, better salary, or better social life, but do you believe there is someone who does not want any of these things? We all want it, don’t we?
If you are one of those rare people who want to enjoy cheaper, easier and more satisfying travel, a bigger, healthier and faster brain, higher grades at school, better paid employment and a richer social life, just learn, read and start learning a new language!
As for those who are already learning another foreign language (or are already multilingual), relax and enjoy the wonderful rewards that you will earn from your efforts every day.
We in this article will not stop at these obvious reasons for learning a language, but rather we will share all the practical real benefits of learning a foreign language, because:
Learning a new language makes you smarter
Research has shown that learning more than one language is closely related to improving the way of thinking, problem-solving skills and creativity, and it also helps learners to deal with unfamiliar and unknown situations, as studies have also shown that using another language leads to delaying the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Boosts your academic achievement
Learning a foreign language supports the increase in academic achievement, and this applies to Arabic-speaking students who study a foreign language. It also enhances academic results at the academic level, whether the learner is in school or in college.
It has also been proven that learning a second language especially benefits children alongside adults in terms of their ability to direct and focus their attention, and another study found that children whose family speaks another language at home have achieved better results in cognitive tests than those whose family speaks only one language.
Foreign language skills are associated with increased job opportunities
Research has shown that there is a demand for bilingual workers and the demand for them has doubled between 2010 and 2015, as there are many jobs related to exports and most commercial companies use languages other than Arabic, it is important to remember the abundance of jobs of this type and the lack of learners in another foreign language, where 9 out of ten company owners hold job opportunities for employees with language skills other than the local language.
Provides wider access to education and information
If you speak more than one language, this will provide an opportunity to obtain a distinguished degree in another foreign country, which may end up as a way to obtain a university education at the lowest cost, and also enjoy studying abroad and learning more than if you only speak Arabic.
The same applies to the media, as only those who speak Arabic cannot communicate their views to other people on the other side of the world where more languages prevail.
It gives you more social skills
Since there are those who do not speak a language other than Arabic in their homes, they miss communication with other personalities of other nationalities, as language learners tend to develop more positive attitudes towards both the language and culture of the country in which they speak.
In a situation where language may be part of our heritage and cultural identity, building on knowing the origins of that language makes us able to reconnect with the experience of previous generations, such that speaking in another language will give opportunities to do business and work in other parts of the world.
In general, 94.8% of the world’s population does not speak Arabic, only those who speak Arabic may be limited and less inclined to cooperate with others around the world to address global issues.
Increase your chance to join national security
On the national security front, certain national security agencies and departments, including the Bureau of Investigations and Central Intelligence, and the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and Defense, need more agents and staff who can speak and understand another language.