Even though most kids learn another language in school, not many are very inspired to continue learning a foreign language. But, it can really help you, in the long run, to know a second language, whether it be for work, travel, or just being able to connect with more kinds of people. Here are some reasons why you should care and how to continue your language education.
If you love to travel, chances are you will be visiting countries where English is not the native language. Although many people use English around the world, there are certain places where English is not spoken much, or the native language is preferred. For these reasons, it’s always good to know at least a few phrases in the language for the place you will be traveling.
Knowing a second language is, of course, an advantage to most employers, both in and out of the US. For example, most companies in Miami deal with so many Spanish speaking clients that Spanish is spoken as much or more than English at any given time.
Applications like duolingo is a great tool to keep practicing. Another way is to watch your favorite tv show in English with subtitles of whatever language you are learning.