Learning a foreign language is one of the best self-development tools that we have at hand, as it helps us develop our cognitive skills, analytical thinking, it enhances our creativity and our adaptability. Neuron science claims that the process of learning a foreign language is a powerful way of forging into neural maps and creating a new ones. Many of the benefits of learning a foreign language are obvious. Knowing a foreign language opens more professional opportunities especially when we are dealing today with a global business environment and it makes any travelling experience more enjoyable. But, there are some less evident benefits of learning a foreign language that can be considered of even more value that these ones.
The process of assimilating a foreign language comes along with benchmark between the targeted language and your native one, mental associations and comparisons. That’s why, besides accelerating brain activity, it also leads to a better understanding of the mother tongue and to a more appropriate and effective use of it. It will also boost our creativity because the process forces us to re-phrase, find synonyms and use multiple–verbal variations on the same topics.
Knowledge a foreign languages also opens the door to many different cultures. It makes it easier and more enjoyable to travel, offers the possibility of reading literature in its original language, and can be the source of many friends from around the world.
In today’s society, the world seems to be getting smaller. An individual can fly from one part of the world to another and be there within the same day, students in classrooms across the world can speak to each other via internet, or live video streams. In a world of globalizing by the minute, it is easy to see how important it is to learn a foreign language. For me, personally, there is no reason more important that having the ability to connect with someone or some place. It also helps me, in a way, to feel more diversified and global myself. I feel that these connections with different cultures in different parts of the world arguably makes me a more three-dimensional, well rounded, global individual
It is easy to see the importance of foreign language study personally, nationally, and globally. Studying a foreign language also improves cognitive skills, learning , perception, memory, and insight, and it can improve a person’s creativity, mental flexibility and thinking skills. Last but not least, people who learn foreign languages will increase their ability to assimilate ideas ad notions they are not familiar with from cultural perspectives.