Whether or not you have a foreign language requirement to fulfill, learning a foreign language is a useful and important skill. Here are four reasons why.
By learning to speak a language, you open yourself up to tons of travel opportunities. It’s much easier to explore a new country when you can communicate with the locals. Think of a language class as a tool that allows you to see the world more easily.
It will be easier to find a job if you know how to speak another language, especially if it’s a language widely spoken in your area. Speaking a second language is a very marketable skill to potential employers. You’ll definitely be more competitive against other job applicants.
Meeting new people
Speaking another language opens you up to a whole new group of people to be friends with. Plus, you’ll be more educated on the perspectives of people from different cultures. You can learn from other people, whose lives may be very different from yours.
Improving your English
Learning about grammar and vocabulary in a new language will help increase your skills in English grammar and vocabulary. Through your study of how sentences are formed in a foreign language, you’ll strengthen your ability to form English sentences. You’ll be improving your reading and writing skills in two languages at once.
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About Nadira Berman
As a Summer Marketing Intern, Nadira is excited to help high schoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT. As a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, she is considering studying economics. In her free time, she reports for the school newspaper and styles photo shoots for the school's fashion magazine. Besides fashion and journalism, her passions include bagels, smoothies and Netflix.
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