It's an amazing feeling when you conquer a challenge. Whether it's completing your first ever 5k run or having a conversation with someone in a language you didn't know three months ago, that buzz when you achieve your goals is indescribable. Incidentally, one of the best ways to learn a new language is by picking up a few language learning books to help you along the way.
But for many of us, life can get in the way of achieving these goals and once those New Year resolutions or friendship pacts inevitably fade, the drive to conquer these challenges can totally disappear.
In this blog post, we explain why learning a new language is one challenge you probably should complete.
Land Your Dream Job
In most cases, speaking another language makes you instantly more attractive as a candidate, and could be the difference between landing your dream role or not. It will also stand you in very good stead when growing your global network of connections.
Expand Your World View
Being able to speak to people from different cultures in their own language greatly widens your experiences of the world. Never again will you miss out on an interesting conversation or getting to know the details of a story because you can't speak the language.
Spend Less Time Getting Lost
Navigating public transport while on holiday can be the stuff of nightmares. But when you speak the local language, you'll spend significantly less time getting lost in a station and more time exploring the culture and enjoying your trip.
Make New Friends
Speaking more than one language can make your friendship group truly international. Travelling, meeting new people and being able to speak to them in their language means you'll never miss out on making new friends.
Increase Your Confidence
Whether you're shy in your own language or want to increase your confidence when talking to people from different cultures, learning a new language and putting those speaking skills to the test will significantly help to make you the most outgoing version of yourself you can be.
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