Why learning a language should be your #1 New Year’s resolution
The new year is around the corner, and we all know what that means. New year’s resolutions! Millions of people every year set goals they would like to achieve in the new year.
Unfortunately, more than half give up on their new year’s resolutions by March. If you are someone that would like to set a new year’s resolution and actually stick to it, then learning a new language should be your new year’s resolution. Why? Keep reading to find out.
1.It is attainable
It is no secret that it takes time, practice, and of course, patience to learn a new language. But don’t let that discourage you. Learning a new language is known for being one of the most achievable goals.
It is proven that 65-75% of people all around the World are able to speak more than one language. If you set your mind to it and put in the necessary effort you will achieve your goal.
2.It is beneficial for your health
You are probably wondering how learning a new language is good for your health. Well, it is proven that by learning something new you challenge your brain muscles and especially the memory part of your brain.
By learning a new language, you improve your memory skills which will help fight off dementia and any other memory loss illness.
3.It can help your career
Multilingual speakers are known for having high-paying jobs. In fact, it is proven that people who graduated college and are able to speak a non-native language earn up to 2% more!
Being able to speak more than one language will help improve your creativity as well as help you better your problem-solving skills in the workplace.
4.Meet new people
When you start to learn a new language, it is expected that you improve your language skills by speaking with other native speakers. You will likely meet many native speakers who will help improve your language skills.
But not only will your language skills improve but the chances of you meeting new people and creating new friendships are also very likely to happen. Who knows, you might actually meet someone who will reward you with new or better job opportunities.
5.Traveling will be easier
When you learn a new language traveling automatically becomes easier. Why? Because you will be able to communicate your wants and needs to the local people with ease.
Your traveling experience will especially be made easier if you know the native language of the country you are planning to visit. I guarantee that your traveling experience will be so much fun that it will motivate you to learn a new language!
6.You will have fun working toward your goal
The main reason people quit their new year’s resolutions so soon is that they make them very hard and unpleasant making them impossible to follow. Your goals must be realistic, easy to follow, and of course, fun!
Many students have reported that language classes are one of the best classes they have ever taken. Why? Because it is realistic and enjoyable.