It is psychologically proven that speaking two or more languages improves the person’s cognitive process leading to bilingual people having an advantage in everyday life situations over single language speakers since the brains of bilingual people process information differently. For the majority of single language speakers, the learning of new languages will have a favorable effect on our daily life as follows.
Here are the benefits of learning a new language for single language speakers throughout their lives;
1) Better Employment Opportunities
With the unemployment rate rising all over the world, employer’s love hiring multi-lingual people since it reflects on their ability of diverseness, intelligence, and crossing of cultural barriers, all of which are financially and strategically beneficial to most employers interests.
This is thus an advantage for multi-lingual people seeking careers as companies and corporations want to connect with a wider range of customers domestic and foreign, and so the ability to speak several languages provides an upgrade in their personal and professional status as they are able to communicate with multiple communities thus reach a wider range of customers and potential customer.
2) Decrease Your Probability of Getting Dementia or Alzheimer’s
Research has proved that Alzheimer’s, dementia and any other memory related medical issues can be slowed down by an individual through learning another language. This is because the memorizing of new language’s vocabulary and structure is an exercise that makes the hippocampus (memory part of the brain) larger.
Due to this, multi-lingual speakers if so will experience the onset of these medical conditions at a much later time than single-language speakers, and to further put it in substance no recent drug has had a much greater effect on dementia than the effect experienced from learning a new language.
3) Improve Your First Language
When learning a new language, much of the focus is on the grammatical constructions and rules of that language, which makes the person learning much more aware the language structure and abstract rules of their own first language, since when learning a new language the point of reference and translation is you own the first language.
-Ultimately it leads to improvement of one’s mother tongue over time leading to an improvement in their daily lives.
4) Boost Your Brain Power
Studies have shown learning new languages increases the cognitive ability of the brain since a new language consists of a new set of rules, structure, and other complexities and as the brain works to familiarize itself with the new language’s syntax and semantics it simultaneously enhances its problem solving, negotiation and reading skills.
-This, in turn, cultivates more brain power as it acts as a good exercise for brain growth and a buffer against brain aging.