How Speaking a Second Language Can Help Your Career

Learning a second language is a life-changing experience. Let’s take English for example: even if you don’t do anything meaningful with it, just the fact of having the ability to communicate with people from around the world or even more simple stuff like going on the internet and not feeling stuck on any page because you don’t know the language makes hard work of learning a new language worth it.

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If learning a new language can help with very simple tasks such as the ones mentioned above, you would also have to think in a broader way: learning a new language can really help you with your professional career. In this post, you’ll see three reasons why that is true.

  • Networking

Learning a new language can, without a doubt, improve your relationships - which is probably the most important thing in life. If you think about it, your network of friends will grow a lot after you learn a second language, just for the mere fact that you will now have the ability to speak with people from different countries, and depending on the language, from all over the world. 

  • Higher Pay 

It is well known that learning a foreign language can increase your salary by 10% to 15%, as you can read in this link. In addition, other careers, such as the Military, give bonuses for knowing more than one language. It’s always great to get a raise, don’t you think?

  • Multitasking and Problem-Solving Skills

There are many ways to improve your mental capacities: you could read more, play memory games, and so on to try to exercise your brain. However, according to studies, learning a new language is better than all of the options mentioned. It is proven that bilingual children, for example, can be better at “problem-solving skills,” according to this study

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