Is It Important To Learn Another Language?
I have an answer of why learning another language is important but I want to see what you people, guys think. I'm sure you guys have great ideas.
well, i'm learning another language because i'm taking french in school and a language course is usually required for a college. But it also lets you in on the culture of other people because when you learn a language, you're not just exploring grammar and spelling, you're learning about a whole other culture and people unfamiliar to your own.
It's probably less important than some knowledge but arguably more important than a lot of knowledge. As a Canadian I would say it's probably better that I master my French than spend my time learning about insects from South Africa (unless I want to specialize in such a thing and go to Africa!)
Even in monolingual settings, learning another language teaches one to understand one's own language.
Quite frankly, I get tired of certain subjects such as foreign languages, art, music, and so on being considered to be "unimportant." If you engage in them, it's considered frivolous or a "waste of time" by some.
Can you get by without a foreign language? Many people apparently can, but I think that learning another language enriches one's life and enhances one's sense of perspective. To me, that is important. Here's an excellent article with 25 reasons to learn another language:
it depends on how important communication is to you. I will not travel to places if i cant atleast say greetings please thank you and where is the bathroom. the least i can do if i want to appreciate a country i should also atleast show appreciation for its people because at the end of the day we are all just people :)