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Importance of Learning different languages

​​Knowledge of languages ​​is the path to wisdom.
A different speech is a different outlook on life.
Knowledge of another language makes us feel another soul.
The limits of my language are the limits of my world.
A new language is a new life.

Learning a second language has been a goal for many people, and the best time to immerse yourself in this experience is when you are young. Children learn languages ​​at a much faster rate than adults and retain their new skills even after many years. As the world becomes more globalized, more and more parents are looking for private tutors to teach their children to converse in another language. The amount of time and practice at a young age can have a greater impact on the quality of the skills they learn. In the 21st century, knowing a second language is not only beneficial but also essential for success in life.
Learning a second language also offers many other benefits, including a more positive attitude toward other languages ​​and cultures.

Learning a new language can enhance cultural understanding as well as encourage children to seek out new friends. Most children are happy to engage with a new subject or language. Children use real-life events to aid their language learning. There are many other reasons why parents should consider a second language for their children. Studies have shown that bilingual children find it easier to focus on difficult topics and are more flexible to change. It should not only be seen at the academic level, but it can also help in the future profession. People who speak more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical skills, increased concentration, the ability to multitask, and better listening skills. Language learning has been shown to improve a student’s cognitive functioning which includes, but is not limited to,

> Improved problem-solving skills
> Improved verbal and spatial abilities
> Improved memory
> Creative thinking abilities
> More flexible and creative attitude
> Attitude towards language and culture

Language is the gateway to another culture –
Language is the gateway to a new culture. Learning a language allows for a more immersive experience. Most of the time, translation efforts in them do not fully capture the nuances expressed in different languages ​​and even film titles can get lost in translation. But multilingual can read new literature without translation, sing along to the songs, and understand the lyrics. A whole new world will open to you with a new language.

Become a better speaker in any language –
Learning a language forces, you to improve your listening skills and look at your language differently. Knowing a second language allows you to connect with more people. You can exchange your views with anyone anywhere and leave an impact on your presence.

Be open-minded and receptive –
Learning a different language can make you more aware of cultural differences and the importance of respecting cultures different from your own. Learning a language can inspire solidarity, tolerance, and society.

Become a better global citizen –
All the benefits of learning a second language will make you a better global citizen. Multilingualism is indeed necessary in an interconnected world. Having the ability and willingness to connect with many different people can help to better understand and address global challenges such as poverty and inequality.

Didn’t learn a second language as a kid? It’s never too late to start learning. Just fifteen minutes a day can build a solid foundation for learning. Your brain will forever thank you for this.

Ms Subhra Mandal
Curriculum Advisor (Hindi)
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