For some people, learning a new language is a necessity. Whether you live in a multicultural area or you travel often, you may be forced to acquire new ways to connect and communicate with the people you interact with. If you find that you don’t fall into either of those categories, learning a new language can still benefit you in a variety of ways. Here are just a few reasons why you should invest in a Rosetta Stone program, and get started on a learning a new language today.
Enables Bridging of Social Barriers
Language is a doorway to another culture. It allows people to connect on a personal and human level. As stereotypes continue to be perpetuated in contemporary culture, it’s becoming increasingly more important to create personal relationships with people from all over the world. Learning a new language makes doing so possible.
Learning a new language isn’t a necessity when traveling, but it does make the adventure easier. Learning the language of the country you’re traveling allows you to comprehend directions and gives you a better understanding of the environment. Locals appreciate when you try to communicate in their language. So don’t be afraid to share key phrases and greetings you learn along the way!
Boosts Brain Power
Learning a new language puts the brain to task by recognizing an entirely new system with distinct rules, etymology, and meaning. Rather than playing a brain game on your phone, spend that time learning a new language to challenge your mind.
Improves Your First Language
Whenever you learn a new language, you become more aware of your first. For starters, if English is your first language and you decide to learn Spanish, you will learn the new mechanics of Spanish in the juxtaposition of English.
The practice of learning a new language forces the mind to recall new terms, words, and phrases, improving memory. Several studies suggest that multilingual adults experience the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia at a later age of 75 compared to monolingual adults who had the first signs at age 71.
Travel the World with AESU
AESU offers unique, thrilling travel programs for college students and young professionals at affordable rates. Each trip is action-packed and informal—designed just for people your own age. We are also able to design custom tours just for your group.
If you have any questions or want help booking your European adventure, please contact AESU by calling 800-638-7640, or fill out the contact form found on our website!