Hello, I would like 2 coffees, 1 Magnum and
1 Calypo. CA-LY-PO. You know, Calypo? Thank you! Thank you very much.
*sigh* We’ve all seen it right? In a restaurant on
holiday and there’s a British family on the next table talking very LOUDLY AND SLOWLY
to the waiter because that way he will understand. It’s embarrassing.
So without further ado, I want to encourage you to begin learning a language today.
Why? Well, we’ve already covered reason 1: So you don’t sound like a moron when you’re
on holiday. Next! Reason number dos: Speaking a foreign language,
statistically speaking, makes you more attractive to the opposite sex…or same sex, whatever
floats your boat. Reason number trois: Learning another language
makes you better at your own. Yeah, when I was studying for my TEFL certificate,
all of those hours that, granted, at the time felt very boring, in French and Spanish learning
grammar, and grammar, and grammar, and verbs, and verbs, and verbs…hum.
Well they came in very handy in helping me understand what the heck my TEFL course was
talking about. Quote number 1: You can never understand one
language, until you understand at least two.Geoffrey Willans.
Reason number vier: When you learn a language, it’s not just about learning words, but about
culture and those nitty-gritty intricacies that make the speakers of that language who
they are. And that’s what makes you smart when you learn a language.
Quote number two: Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.Johann
Wolfgang von Goethe. Clearly I don’t know anything of his own ’cause I can’t say his
name! Reason number go: Expand your list of potential
friends. Roughly 5% of the world speak English as a first language. That’s not a lot of people
that might share your love for 1930s stamp collecting or making your own underwear…maybe…
Besides, what about other language learners? We’re a friendly bunch, right?
Quote number three: To have another language is to possess a second soul. Charlemagne.
Reason number liu: From the Alzheimer’s Society website, for I am no doctor. It is sometimes
said that learning a language can help reduce the risk of developing Dementia. Enough said.
Reason number seitse: A quick Google search, and I can say that ’cause it’s YouTube, will
show you just how much more bilinguals get paid in comparison to monolinguals.
Reason number lapan: If I describe you as monolingual it makes you sound like a monkey…or
is that just because I know the Spanish word for monkey is mono…err…ok…
New reason number eight: Your brain makes weird connections like that. That’s cool,
right? And that leads me nicely to reason numero…naw:
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