Why is it important to know more than one language?
1.Increasing globalization leads us to live in a multilingual world.
have the advantage of seeing the world from different viewpoints, enhancing your ability to communicate in today’s globally connected world. This opens up the opportunity for being part of a community with a different culture, and learning more about the world.
2.Improve your memory and brain functions, and enhance your ability to multitask.
It Stimulates Your Brain Just like muscles, the brain gets stronger and bigger the more you put it to use.
A study done by the National Institutes of Health concluded that bilinguals switch tasks faster than monolinguals. They found that bilingual children in their research responded quite well to their multiple computer tasks in comparison to their monolingual fellows.
Other research also found that bilinguals demonstrate more efficient brain functioning than non-bilinguals, and a bilingual person’s brain maintains better task-switching even as they get older.
3.It Improves your First Language.
you become aware of the differences in structure, vocabulary, grammar, idioms, and sentence structure between the two languages. All of these factors improve comprehension and conversation and can make you better at your first language.
4.Enhance decision -making, keep the mind sharp longer.
Several studies have been conducted on this topic, and the results are consistent. Language learning keeps the brain healthy. For monolingual adults, the mean age for the first signs of dementia is 71.4. For adults who speak two or more languages, the mean age for those first signs is 75.5. Studies considered factors such as education level, income level, gender, and physical health, but the results were consistent.
5.Language learning helps develop strong cognitive skills, such as better concept formation, mental flexibility, multitasking, listening skills and problem-solving, in addition to improving social interaction and encouraging connection between peers.