February 3, 2016
One of my relatives believed the Russians planned to take over the United States in the 1950’s, so she decided to learn their language.
She took all the classes offered and then to further her skill, she volunteered at a local Russian community center.
That worked for her. And she learned to make the best piroshky.
Now, though the fear of another country running our government has diminished, speaking and understanding Spanish, Korean, Japanese or any other language benefits us in many ways.
For me, knowing Spanish helps me communicate with many of my service providers.
When you’re in the market to change careers or better your current one, a second language improves your job prospects.
Studies show that while learning another tongue, you develop better mental health and stave off dementia. The process helps you get comfortable with other cultures. And when you’re fluent, you feel successful.
If you want to learn another language, you don’t have to buy expensive books, audio tapes or take costly classes. Try some or all of these methods instead.
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