As an adult language learner, you might think: “It’s too late for me to learn English!” Does that sound familiar? Most people assume only kids are capable of learning another language. Well, guess what? That’s a myth we are going to bust today. It’s true that kids have greater neuroplasticity (the ability to form neural
The Benefits of Learning a New Language
It is no secret that learning a new language requires a lot of time and dedication. However, many people would agree that the personal, professional and health benefits of learning a new language outweigh the necessary cost of time and effort.
A Sense of Achievement and Self-confidence
Learning a new language is an extremely satisfying achievement that anyone can be proud of. Mastering a new language has been shown to facilitate the development of other cognitive and social skills as well. With the development of linguistic, cognitive and social skills, your self-confidence is sure to increase as well.
Enhanced Travel Experiences
Ludwig Wittgenstein, an Austrian philosopher, is quoted for saying “the limits of your language are the limits of your world.” Speaking a second language gives you the ability to communicate within a larger community both locally and abroad. Knowing more than one language can also greatly enhance your travel experiences since you will be able to communicate with more of the people you encounter around the world.
Improved Understanding of the World