How can learning a new language improve your life?

Benefits of learning French or any other language go beyond career building. 

As our world becomes more and more connected through technological advances, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that learning another language is beneficial for many reasons, other than just its career aspects.


You gain self-confidence

When you begin learning a new language, you will be surprised at how quickly your confidence in yourself grows. Every step forward will make you proud, boosting your confidence. Learning a language through a language course is a social process and is mostly done within a group. You meet new people whom you would have never met before and begin to form bonds with them. This will motivate you to do better than the rest.

Keeps your brain healthy

This might seem a paradox but learning a language is a sport and it trains your brain cells. Listening to new terminologies, studying new words and grammar as well as speaking the language stimulate your brain muscle and keeps you healthy and fit. According to the study done by the University College London, learning languages boosts the brain and the density of the grey matter in the left inferior parietal cortex of the brain is greater in bilinguals than in those without a second language. This leads to the fact that parts in your brain, especially the cortex which is responsible for memories, grow and the risk of getting Alzheimer’s decreases significantly. Learning a language improves your ability to keep track of time and forces you to continue learning. As a result, train your brain to become smarter.

Changes the way you think

The University of Stockholm found out that speaking two languages can have a cognitive impact on the behavior of a person. Especially bilinguals, because their varied ways of thinking are influenced by the linguistic environment in which they interact. Each language is another personality and has its own distinctive way of expressing ideas. Words can have different etymologies that, even if only on a subconscious level, affect the associations you have with them. As a result, an important part of language learning is embracing these personality changes and being comfortable with them.

You become a better decision-maker

A study by the University of Chicago shows that there is a link between speaking a foreign language and the ability to make wiser financial choices. People who speak a second language, have higher self-confidence and reassess things in the other language before they take a decision.  Learning a new language helps to simplify small decisions in life as we become more open-minded and adventurous.

Want to learn a new language but don’t know where to start?

Benefits of Learning French

Give French a try! The benefits of learning French are innumerable. Join a upcoming French language class.   

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