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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.

October 4, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/idkhbtfm

Just google 'advantages of being bilingual' and so much comes up.

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lolp3633

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.

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.

Awesome! Have some lingots!

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lolp3633

why thank you :D

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Wesley

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!)

October 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JasonMey

Even in monolingual settings, learning another language teaches one to understand one's own language.

October 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux

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:

http://cla.auburn.edu/forlang/resources/twenty-five-reasons/

October 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nanashi-kun

Because it's fun

October 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JessicaYoung3

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 :)

October 6, 2017
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