From Linkedin Need a new job? Learn a new Language!
Research shows many skills that come along with knowing a foreign language translates favorably in the work place. For example,
• Some research suggests students who receive second language instruction are more creative and better at solving complex problems than those who do not.
• Juggling between different languages can improve multitasking abilities.
• According to a study from the University of Chicago, people who speak multiple languages are more confident with their choices after thinking it over in the second language and seeing whether their initial conclusions still stand up.
I think this research is great, and I really love the last item. As a skeptic myself, I question everything. Even if I believe I’m 100% correct on something, I want to question it and look at it from different angles. Since the grammatical structure of Spanish is different than English, it provides yet another way of looking at an issue. I’ve caught myself refining my logic and reasoning after thinking something over in Spanish.
Another great benefit is I’ve seen my Spanish improve while I figure out the best way to express myself and ideas to others.
Still not sure, you can get your feet wet at a free website called Duolingo.
There are many benefits to learning a foreign language, both professionally and personally:
Start today, your future self will thank you!