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Learning a second foreign language

July 12, 2018 00:00:00

Different studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset for the cognitive process. Parents should encourage their children to learn an additional foreign language besides English. They can be encouraged to learn Hindi, French, Spanish, Korean or Mandarin. The process of learning a new language has become very easy in this day and age. One can find hundreds of language learning apps on the Google Play Store. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single-language speakers, and this offers several mental benefits. The brain, like a muscle, becomes stronger when it is regularly exercised. Learning a language involves memorising rules and vocabulary, which further strengthens our mental "muscle". Also, while learning a new language, the learner also gains knowledge about the culture, history and lifestyle of the people who speak the language. Also, learning two foreign languages can be helpful for us personally and professionally. It will be an added benefit during job searches within the country, at international non-governmental organisations, foreign missions etc. Learning a second foreign language can also be beneficial while applying for jobs abroad.

Asif Haider,

Sutrapur, Dhaka.

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