Does age rule you out of further study?
This is a very interesting concept. My father is the co-founder of VLLC. After retirement, he became bored and decided to commence a Masters in Linguistics at the age of 76. He completed his degree in his 80th year. He received a standing ovation on the stage when accepting his Masters certificate at his graduation, when students, a quarter of his age, stood up to recognise his achievement as amazing. The respect in the room was deeply touching, as none of them knew him personally, but realising he was an older student, were sharing in the excitement of his accomplishment.
A basic ability in a foreign language will help you:
- To enable you to safely navigate around your destination.
- to immerse yourself in the culture more fully,
- to enable you to meet people with very diverse life experiences and outlooks.
- to ensure you can order food and drink, find your way around, buy tickets, etc.
- to have a more advanced knowledge of the language, you can have real conversations with the people you meet, which can be very interesting and will add a new dimension to your holiday, you may even establish lifelong friendships.
CEO VLLC Aust