In today’s global and competitive market, it pays to know and speak at least one language other than your native language. Whether it is purely for professional, social or personal reason, learning and speaking a second language is a must for anyone who wants not just to survive but to stay afloat in today’s society.
The more languages you speak, the brighter the future holds for you. Recent studies show that Mandarin classes are at an all-time high. It seems everybody is rushing to learn Mandarin. Not surprising, since China is now a country to reckon with – an economic superpower.
Probably, the main reason why one would learn a foreign language is to up one’s marketability. The more languages you speak, the more your chances for professional success. Nowadays, many professions require knowledge of at least one or two foreign languages. Most jobs may require that you speak an international language specifically English. French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German or the much-in-demand Mandarin are very important languages to learn.