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Learning a foreign language

English is a very common language which almost everybody knows. But learning a foreign language can be fun. But in today’s competitive world, knowing only English language is not sufficient. One must keep some knowledge of at least one foreign language.

Learning a foreign language

Tuesday September 18, 2018,

3 min Read

Although for many people, learning a foreign language is tedious, it surely has lots of benefits. One can get a lot of opportunities and exposure after learning a new foreign language. Learning a foreign language has lots of advantages, be it personal or professional field. Lot of time and dedication is required while learning the language. One can seek admission to an institute offering various courses of foreign language. There are many online websites too, which help in teaching foreign languages to people.

Reasons for learning a foreign language.

  • Emigration – If one moves to another country, it is very beneficial if he has prior knowledge of that language. It will be easier for the person to communicate and interact with local people.
  • Learning for fun – Many a times, your friends or relatives may be involved in foreign languages. Learning a foreign language, can be very interesting and entertaining. One can communicate with friends or relatives very easily.
  • Work purpose – Many people have to deal with foreign clients. Learning a foreign language may help you improve relations with them and also secure contracts with them. One can get a good job or promotion if he has knowledge of foreign language. One can also be sent on business trips abroad.
  • Study or research – There are many people who wish to study or make research on a particular subject. But sometimes the books or reference materials are in foreign languages, which a common person cannot understand. Hence learning a foreign language can give easy access to reference materials and books.
  • Studying abroad – If one wishes to study in a foreign country, it is a must for him to learn local languages. Many a times the courses offered are in their local languages and at such times it becomes very difficult for English speakers to cope up with the new language. Learning a foreign language well beforehand may help you avoid such problems.
  • Cultural purposes – A person maybe very interested in literature, poetry, or some other aspects of a foreign culture. Learning a foreign language certainly helps here. One can have a better understanding of the culture, if he or she has the adequate knowledge of that language.
  • Religion – Foreign language can be learnt for religious purposes too. Missionaries in the past used to learn the language in order to spread their messages.

How to learn a foreign language.

Sufficient time should be dedicated to the foreign language. One can expertise in foreign language only with thorough practice. Make sure that you do reading and listening every day. This will enhance your knowledge. Concentrate on the basics of grammar and vocabulary. Explore the language to the core and challenge yourself. Enjoy yourself while learning the language. Don’t learn it just for the sake of learning.

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