Why you REALLY Need an Extra Intrenational Language
One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.
There are numerous reasons as to why you should learn an extra international language. Assuming you’re fluent in English, you need now to learn at least one extra language. Some of the most advantageous languages to learn include; French, German, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.
Here are the SIX most compelling reasons to learn that extra language:
1. Increased job opportunities
Being multi-lingual increases your job prospects. This is because you can work with people who speak other languages. E.g. A Chinese company working in Kenya is more likely to hire a person who is fluent in Chinese and English as compared to the one who is fluent only in English. It also puts multi-lingual speakers at advantage over the others when applying for jobs in multinational companies. Finally, a career as an interpreter is lucrative and has vast opportunities.
2. Study/Study in a foreign country
If you’re looking to pursue any form of studies abroad, many universities offer merit based scholarships to individuals who are fluent in the language of that country. Your options are therefore if you are fluent in only one foreign language. This is because you can only apply to study in a country of that language you’re fluent in.
3. Earn higher Salaries
Your prospective employers may be looking to hire someone with knowledge of other languages. This eliminates the need for them to hire translators. If you have the requisite skills, you can negotiate a higher salary for yourself.4. Travelling becomes easier
You can easily travel and interact with people in areas/countries whose language you are fluent in. It is much easier to read directions, communicate with the people in that area, and even order food in hotels.
5. Establish Deep Connections and Cross-Cultural Friendships
Being a multi-lingual speaker, you are able to interact with many more people as opposed to being limited to speakers of one language. This will boost your opportunities and friendships.
6. Boost your brain power
Research shows that studying another language greatly boosts your brain power mainly in creativity and memory. It also reduces the chances of getting Alzheimer's So, what are you waiting for? Start learning an extra language at Hemland College. It is noteworthy that we offer a free international language course to all our students taking courses that take more than SIX months.