3 Reasons Why Learning A Foreign Language Is So Important

Many young people argue that learning a new language is a waste of time. However, from job opportunities to memory retentions, here’s the proof that it is beneficial.

By Shoib, London · March 18, 2019


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1. Open Up a World of Job Opportunities

According to Eton Institute Language Development in the Workforce Survey (September 2014), 89% of their clients stated that multilingual employees add value to their staff. Also, 88% reported that recruiting team members with language skills is important to their organisation.

If, after school, you decide to move countries to work or study, you will not struggle to communicate with your peers or co-workers if you know the local language. If you know how to speak a foreign language, you will not put yourself in sticky situations where your boss or teacher is asking you something, and you do not know the answer!


2.  Give Your Brain More Power

In a recent study by a lecturer at Edinburgh’s School of Philosophy, it states that ‘young adults proficient in two languages performed better on attention tests and had better concentration than those who spoke only one language’.

Learning a foreign language helps you boost your brain power. This will help you learn new information quickly. For example, if you are in a mathematics class, it will help you transfer the numbers into your brain with more ease. That means you will get good grades!


3. Improves Memory

Learning a language is hard and needs lots of memory to retain new words and phrases. So if you do learn a new language, it helps improve your memory, remember new information, vocabulary and rules within that particular language. It also helps you to recall and apply this knowledge in your everyday life.


In summary, you should learn a new language as it opens up a variety of job opportunities in the world, gives your brain more power to consume new information and it also improves your memory.