How Learning New Languages Can Help You Grow As A Person

Originally published at lmt-lss.com on October 26, 2015.

The language of a place is influenced by its society. So, learning a new language will help you connect with a culture in a better way.

Learning a new language is challenging but fun. Languages can open up your mind and help you create many rewarding experiences. As you learn a new language, you discover something new and unfamiliar, and it’s a brilliant feeling. Though it takes some time to get your head around a language, the experience is completely worth it.

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You Learn About A New Culture

Most languages define a culture. The language of a place is influenced by its society. So, learning a new language will help you connect with a culture in a better way. Through it, you’ll be able to learn about other people’s customs and lifestyle and that develops empathy for one another.


Travelling Becomes Easier

While reaching out to people from other cultures, speaking to them in their language helps establish a connection. People are also more welcoming of outsiders who know their language. This enriches your travel experience a great deal, as you will have the luxury of interacting with them through their language.


It’ll Make You Feel Good About Yourself

After you’ve mastered a language, a sense of pride will swell up inside of you. Being able to communicate with another through words and not just sign language will make you feel like you’ve overcome a challenge and emerged successful.

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Job Opportunities Increase

Some job profiles involve interaction with speakers of foreign languages. Knowing their language will put you across as a global employee. You will be able to make secure negotiations by communicating through their language.


Flaunt Your New Language Skills

Learning a language can be a great way to impress people. You can throw around a few new words and flaunt your language skills every now and then, just for fun.


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