Or perhaps that’s an unfair presumption as the data doesn’t show how many of those people are still together.
Of course we all know that speaking another language makes you you smarter? “Students who study a foreign language for 4 or more years outperform their classmates”, so keep going if you’re in year 3.
You’ll also learn at a faster pace because you’ll (hopefully) have more fun in the process.
With a boyfriend or girlfriend, you can practice conversations without the usual fear of making mistakes.
You’ve found someone who makes your heart flutter, and you want to get to know them better. ” Many language learners struggle with accountability.
In Vietnamese, there’s a saying, “học trên giường” which means, “study on the bed.” Vietnamese people always tell me it’s the best way to learn. They don’t have anyone checking in to ensure they’re making progress.
Kaplan International recently published an infographic (coming at the end of the post) that nicely summarises a number of scientific studies on the benefits of being bilingual.
Here a 4 of the key benefits you can call on when you need a little motivation and I’ll let you decide the order of importance!
You can just check out Facebook or other social media sites, and you can find a perfect date in no time.Language barriers can cause simple tasks in daily life to be difficult.The enjoyment from small pleasures such as reading and engaging in social interaction can be compromised.Miscommunications and misunderstandings can lead to falling out, until you both realise that there’s nothing to be upset about as it was due to a language-related mishap.When dating foreign girls or guys, it’s important to realise that even if they speak some English, they likely won’t pronounce words in the same way that you do.Issues from language barriers can occur on a global scale as more businesses relocate abroad, or on a community-based level as a family settles in a neighborhood that speaks another language.Regardless of the setting, issues from language barriers can affect the quality of life for all those involved.It can be scary to practice a foreign language with a stranger, but you shouldn’t have this problem with your partner.Getting comfortable with one another’s mistakes is good practise for later on in your relationship, too. Finding a partner who speakers your target language gives you a clear purpose for why you are learning the language.If that’s not enough, consider this; 63% of people surveyed stated that they had previously dated someone who speaks a different language.It seems the language of love can overcome the language barrier after all.