Don’t ask why, but lately I’ve been craving some traveling. I’ve never really left my little hometown, except for a few trips in the States and exploring my own province a little bit (read about my day in Montreal here!). But Netflix has been adding a lot of amazing movies this past month and a couple of hours later, here I was, imagining myself roaming the streets of Rome with Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love.
But the thing is, I cannot really travel. Or at least, not right now. With college under its way and me working almost every week (and weekend!), I don’t have that much time to dedicate to travel. Add to that my hunt for an internship and homework, and I’m full!
One of the ways I love to get closer to a country and exploring its culture is learning its language. As a former language student, learning a new foreign language is something I love doing. It’s a lot of work, yes. But it’s also a lot of fun!
You might or might not know that English is not my mother tongue *gasps*. So trust me when I say that learning new languages will take you far! It’s a skill that’s never lost. Where would I be if I hadn’t learned English? No matter what field you end up working in, knowing more than one language is always helpful. You never know when you might meet someone who simply doesn’t understand a word you’re saying (and trust me, it will happen, one way or another).
And even if that doesn’t happen at work, knowing more than one language is a great asset, especially when you’re traveling! You’ll get a lot closer to the local population if you can speak their language. You’ll get to experience the true traveling experience, and that simply doesn’t have a price!
Over the years as a language lover, I’ve developed a few tips that helped me understand a foreign tongue better and learn it faster! And no, it does not require you to spend a penny on anything! (Unless you want to book a ticket to your dream destination, then please, be my guest!) View Post