Some of us are looking to be able to connect socially in our own environment. By delving into someone else’s culture and language we feel a stronger connection to that person and find it can enrich the bonds that we forge with each other.
Some of us are just looking for a bit of fun and adventure, something different to what is already part of our everyday lives. Learning a language can open our minds and expand our world even if we never leave our own land. It’s true that sometimes we are so comfortable in our own worlds that we never step out of that comfort zone. Over time this can cause our worlds and attitudes to shrink and can sometimes make it harder for us to break out of the mould and try new things. Learning a language can not only challenge our brains and give us another focus other than what we normally see but it can help to open up our thought processes and cultural awareness to accept and understand something beyond ourselves.
These are just a few of the intriguing possibilities and benefits that we are looking for when we become bi or multi lingual but there are many more. If you are looking for a specific outcome from being able to communicate in another language let us know what it is and how you think it will change your life or enhance your experiences.
Helen Dorling CFO VLLC Aust