Why Learn a new language ?
Perhaps you have thought to yourself, is learning a new language really a good time investment? I’d like to explain that it is simply not an option in today’s world. Its also one of the most fulfilling things somebody can do is learn another language. Here’s my reason why you have to get started today.
Travel - Learning languages such as spanish allows people to travel South America, probably one of the most exciting destinations out there. Mandarin of course gives the possibility to see and experience China. If you travel to a new place, you want to speak to the locals right?
Career – The world is an increasingly international place, to be taken seriously you will need more than just English to communicate. If you have just graduated from university, taking on Spanish classes and putting a second language on your CV will give you the edge over the competition.
Brain improvement – the challenge of a new language has been shown to improve brain function in many ways. Bilingua children do much better in school, but also gives people more options when they grow up.
There are plenty of online resources for learning spanish, but often being in a school environment can have the most positive effect.
Center for Applied Linguistics Has many resources to back this up.
costaricaspanishschools.org/ A great resource for studying in Costa Rica, with information on volunteer programs.