Topic: Some people say that the only reason for learning a foreign language is in order to travel to or work in a foreigncountry. Others say that these are not the only reasons why someone should learn a foreign language.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Nowadays the importance of languages have risen. A lot of people argue that this is related to the increase numbers of travel, others because employees want to go to work abroad. In this essay I will explain why people believe this and that there are other reason to learn a new language.
The general view is that learn a new language is useful only to work in a foreign country or for travelling, but a recent research showed an opposite view. Eight students on ten learn a new language for three main aspects: first to know new friends, second to be more appealing and third to be more intelligent. If someone is able to speak at least two different language, there are more probabilities that this peson will try to improve the foreign language and the best way to do it is to speak whit someone else. The second reason can be explained with the help of psychology and science. If we see another person talking a foreign language, a great numbers of neurons in the brain are activated, showing that person in a different way, like someone that could take care of us. Moreover, people who can speak two language have more flexibility on thoughts than who can not, so they are faster in reasoning.
Furthermore, another reason to learn a new language is to have the possibility to be able to read some novel or poetry in the original language. In fact if poetry is read in the native language, this have different musicality and a different effect on the reader.
In conclusion there are a lot of reason to learn a foreign language, not only in order to travel or work in a foreign country.