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15 reasons why you must learn a foreign language

 

  • Foreign Language study creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are different.
  • Analytical skills improve when students study a foreign language.
  • Business skills plus foreign language skills make an employee more valuable in the marketplace.
  • Dealing with another culture enables people to gain a more profound understanding of their own culture.
  • Creativity is increased with the study of foreign languages.
  • Graduates often cite foreign language courses as some of the most valuable courses in college because of the communication skills developed in the process.
  • International travel is made easier and more pleasant through knowing a foreign language.
  • Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study a foreign language.
  • Foreign language study enhances one’s opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, etc.
  • A second language improves your skills and grades in math and English and on the SAT and GRE.
  • Four out of five new jobs in the US are created as a result of foreign trade.
  • Foreign languages provide a competitive edge in career choices: one is able to communicate in a second language.
  • Foreign language study enhances listening skills and memory.
  • One participates more effectively and responsibly in a multi-cultural world if one knows another language.
  • Your marketable skills in the global economy are improved if you master another language.

 

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