Today, some countries, except Anglo-Saxon countries, have realized the importance given to learning foreign languages and consider it an essential step. This is done earlier and earlier to give language skills to the new generations who will benefit from them later. Moreover, the reasons for this awareness have been proven.
First of all, in the field of health, many studies have been carried out in recent years and have shown the benefits of learning foreign languages. Indeed, it is preferable to start this learning from an early age because it facilitates the cognitive development of the child and is beneficial for his growth. People able to speak one or more foreign languages are thus endowed with better memory and a better sense of analysis. In addition, certain illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, for example, tend to be diagnosed later in people who have learned a foreign language. They are also more likely not to suffer from behavioral problems.
Aware of the importance of mastering language skills for their professional life, more and more students have been going abroad as part of their studies in recent years. Thus, their number increases by 12% in the world each year. Indeed, companies emphasize the need to know several languages. It is therefore strongly recommended to know how to speak another language. Some people are convinced that learning a foreign language has greatly helped them in their professional careers.
Finally, another reason for improving the learning of foreign languages is social. Indeed, when you travel, knowing how to speak the language of the country you are going to is always preferable, especially if you want to be independent. The local population would be more inclined to welcome you and to dialogue with you. Bilingual people are also better able to identify and understand the cultural differences between their countries.
Anglo-Saxon nations, like the United Kingdom or the United States, are lagging as English is among the most widely spoken languages in the world. However, despite the reduction in the budget for foreign language training, the number of American students going abroad has risen sharply. This shows that learning a foreign language is crucial today if we want to put all the chances on our side.