I love learning about new languages and self-teaching new languages. I have come to realise that there are a lot of benefits that come with learning new languages that, people who only speak their native languages, probably wouldn’t know about.
- Improves your memory. I find that learning new vocabulary really helps me improve my memory, especially when I keep practicing words over and over again and learning how to use them in a particular language.
- Allows you to think in different ways. Speaking a different language can really influence the way you behave or talk about something, more so when you’ve become fluent. I find that when speaking Portuguese my thought process is different than when speaking English. Certain values also seem to differ. This is because of the culture influence a language can have, as well as usual native expressions.
- You fully learn a new culture. For me, I feel like there is no better way to understand a new culture than speaking and understanding that country’s language. And that, in itself, is extremely important for opening your mind to new ideas and possibilities in the world.
- More opportunities. This one is probably the main reason a lot of people would learn a new language, but speaking different languages allows you to have more opportunities both professionally and personally – that being from the ability to relocate, to the ability to watch more videos online. Whatever your motivation is, I’ve always loved not being limited to watching videos in only one language and be able to expand my interests.
What are some of the other benefits you found come with learning a new language? Let me know below!