If you haven’t heard already, all Queen’s students are being given the opportunity to take a course at Queen’s Language Centre for free in Semester 2 – all the details including how to apply can be found here. There are so many benefits to learning a new language. Here are just seven of them.
- It Boosts Your CV
Having another language is seen as a major plus by employers, particularly in today’s global job market.
2. It’s Good for the Brain
The cognitive thinking and problem-solving skills required to learn a new language rivals Sudoku when it comes to giving your brain a workout.
3. It develops a global mindset
Learning a new language gives you a greater global understanding of the world and how it works.
4 It allows you to experience other cultures
Learning a new language exposes you to new cultures. You will have the chance to see new things from a different perspective and be able to connect with people across the world. You get to learn what’s fashionable within a culture, including music, style, history and literature. This, in turn, will help you grow as a person and appreciate things that you wouldn’t have noticed before.
5 It helps you multitask
Switching between languages outs extra demands on your brain – those that can manage it are better at multitasking and managing stress.
For more resources on boosting your language skills, visit our website.