Learning Pod

Why Learn Spanish?

  1. Learning Spanish allows you to communicate with the 400 million Spanish speakers of the world. Spanish is one of the top five most spoken languages in the world.

  2. You can communicate with Spanish speakers in your own community, which can lead to friendships, networking, and unity.

  3. Make travel experiences more exciting and rewarding. It will be easier to navigate the 21 countries that have Spanish as an official language, read menus, and understand cultural norms after learning Spanish.

  4. Make yourself a more desirable employee and increase your job prospects. Knowledge of Spanish can give you access to job opportunities that you might not have had access to otherwise.

  5. Improve your knowledge and understanding of your own language. English and other European languages have many words of Latin origin. Spanish is a Romance language, meaning it is derived from Latin, and many English words, especially scientific and technical words, also have Latin roots. Learning Spanish can help you to understand and learn new English words. This can be especially helpful when preparing for standardized tests or for working in a scientific field.

  6. It’s fun! It’s fun to learn about new places and ideas. It is also fun to challenge yourself to learn something new.

 

Source: www.closeteachers.com/why-study-spanish.php

Why should My Child Learn Another Language?

  1. Language learning improves students’ memory, creative thinking, verbal and spatial abilities, and enhances problem-solving skills.

  2. Language learning improves students’ attitudes toward the target language and culture.

  3. To be competitive in future academic and employment endeavors. Children’s future universities and employers are seeking applicants who can navigate the modern global economy. Globalization of the world’s economy and ease of global travel has increased the frequency in which diverse cultures and communities come together.

  4. Language learning is easier, and the new language is better absorbed, during the years between birth and puberty.

  5. For some families, learning a new language is an opportunity to connect and communicate with relatives and learn about family heritage.

  6. It’s fun! It’s fun to learn about new places and ideas. It is also fun to challenge yourself to learn something new.

Source: www.actfl.org

Why should I Learn Another Language as an Adult?

  1. Learning another language improves memory, problem-solving, and concentration. The more you use your brain to learn new skills, the more your brain functions work.

  2. Advance your career.

  3. Connect with employees, colleagues, friends, and family.

  4. Make travel experiences easier and more rewarding.

  5. Older learners know a lot about themselves and the world. They can use this knowledge to process new information. For example, what an adult already understands about English grammar can be applied to understanding the grammar of the new language.

  6. It's fun! It’s fun to learn about new places and ideas. It is also fun to challenge yourself to learn something new.

 

Sources: www.leadwithlanguages.orgwww.middlebury.eduwww.mentalfloss.comhttps://www.bbc.com/future/article/20181024-the-best-age-to-learn-a-foreign-language