It is a highly competitive environment out there and you need a lot of talents to show to potential bosses and colleagues. The ability to converse in another language will set you apart from so many of your peers, particularly if the company that you are looking to work for does business overseas.
Students who are able to converse in two languages demonstrate better academic success compared to their monolingual peers.
A multilingual brain has better cognitive functioning than a monolingual brain. The owner of that brain will be more resistant to Alzheimer's as well as other forms of dementia.
Many of our students have told us of situations in their workplace where they have been called upon to look at material written in the language that only they speak. It is good to feel needed.
By speaking French, German, Spanish or whichever language you are learning, you will have direct access to a whole new set of friends. Why talk about football in one language when you can talk about it in four?!
Improve your knowledge of your first language
One remarkable aspect of learning a second language is that you improve your first language exponentially. You understand grammar and the structure of sentences better, and you become more self-aware about the vocabulary and expressions that you are using. This makes you a better writer and speaker of your mother tongue, and maybe even a Grammar Nazi - the highest level of native speaker according to some.
Your perception improves if you are multilingual. A study for a Spanish University shows that a polyglot is more perceptive of their surroundings and more able to focus on the important information and ignore the irrelevant. Maybe you can be a goalkeeper now?
These are just a few of the benefits of being a multilingual person. If you are looking to learn a foreign language or English, please contact us using the form on this screen. You can also call (020) 3566 0145 or e-mail us.
We love teaching languages here at Unique. We have been helping language students for a while and we like to think we are pretty good at it. Our students are happy, the businesses we teach in are happy and our tutors are passionate and committed to their vocation. However, if there is one thing that is guaranteed to make us a little sadder, it is being reminded of the fact that most British people cannot speak a second language. According to some reports, only one in ten of the population has any degree of fluency in a foreign tongue. So, this started us thinking: What are some benefits of speaking a second language?
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