Which language should I learn?

7 May, 2017

  

Learning a new language is a big step so making the right choice in selecting the appropriate language for you is a crucial part of the learning process. Even though learning any language is beneficial for anyone's life, prioritizing which language you want to learn is a very important fact to take into consideration. Which language should you choose? LINGUAGO has highlighted 5 important points to help you make your choice:



1. First of all, you need to make sure your time will be well spent therefore LINGUAGO's first question for you is;


Why do you want to learn this language?


Having a reason or a goal for the acquisition of new language skills gives your studying more purpose. If it's a new glamorous job in a foreign country or an exotic man you met in your local bar, communication with foreign speakers is essential to give more dynamics to our life. Taking on a new language opens the door to so many possibilities – but which door is best for you?


2. The second question that LINGUAGO deems important is:


Will you make use of this language in the future?


Be it for travel or for work; the time you invest in learning a new language has to be translated into a useful production in your future. If you are going to spend your time and use your energy to learn a new language then make sure it is the right one for your own benefit. Do you have colleagues who speak the language better? Are your friends travelling to fascinating destinations due to their language skills? Would you like to do this? Go to our website and make your choice.


3. Thirdly, LINGUAGO is curious to know which languages you speak, which languages would be easier to grasp and which languages are more challenging so;


How hard are you willing to work?


Language development can be far easier if you choose a language that is similar to your mother tongue; this can improve your chances with work opportunities and it might make a move to a new country easier given the language is close to home. For the more adventurous and daring students, taking on a completely new language could give you the determination and drive to improve and work extra hard. Thinking of the time that the language will demand is also another factor to consider.



4. At LINGUAGO we believe that practice makes perfect so our fourth suggestion to consider is;


Do you have a study buddy?


Joking aside, it is important to have a friend to listen to you, a colleague to speak with, material to read and opportunities to write in this new voyage you have recently embarked on. Whether it is a quick exchange of words in your local Italian delicatessen, ordering your croissant in the French bistro in the beautiful French language, going to the Salsa bar and singing along to the Spanish tunes while moving on the dance floor, communication is essential. Don’t be shy, take the leap and do it!


5. Last but not least, learning a language should be fun and at LINGUAGO this is not a choice – it’s an obligation, having said that,


Are you passionate about the language?


Holding the language that you are studying close to heart makes the development far easier and a lot more efficient. Having a connection with the language and practicing in a fun and interactive way is a far better method of education than reading that dusty grammar book sitting on your top shelf. Have fun! Watch your favourite movies to improve your listening skills and read your favourite books again. Identifying with the culture that comes with the language could also be a great way to get inspired; reading Victor Hugo’s Les Miserable in the authentic text or watching a West End production of The Lion King in the original language would be reward enough.


For more information on the languages offered and the locations available, visit linguago.com for a full description of our services on how to travel to learn a language.


7 May, 2017