Yesterday I explained why I bother learning a foreign language. Now let’s hear from you!

Here are a few responses we received when we asked our Facebook fans, “When it comes to learning a language: “What’s the point if you know you are ‘never going to go there [to a foreign country]‘?

“There’s a ton of reasons. Learn about another culture and depending on where you live being able to converse in their language. If it is a in demand language you can get paid more at your job or be hired cause you know it. You can enjoy movies and reading materials in another language.” –Emily Dills

“Learning another language helps you to understand your own native language even better.” –Deb Meinke

“You can keep secrets in another language with your friends!” -Donald Seaman

“When I was young I never thought I would be married to a Russian…” –Kevin Jefferson

“Even though we may never visit another country, it doesn’t mean there aren’t people in the US who are multilingual. I want to learn Vietnamese just to be able to say “Hi” to someone I work with in her own language. Plus, it’s just fun. I learned French in high school and college because I thought it was beautiful.” –Beth Hatch

“Sometimes it is about your family heritage…My father is Irish, where his language was persecuted for probably a hundred years, now it has been brought back, and I want to be part of that process.” –Pj Royer

Why is learning a language worth it for you?

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10 Responses to Why learn a language?

  1. Nick says:

    The journey of learning a language is like no other journey. The commitment and the outcome of your journey reflects upon you as a person even more

  2. Joe Kyle says:

    I have a new job with primarily Spanish speaking teammates. I want to show them that I will at least attempt to speak some Spanish. Mango has been a huge help to me. Even though my Spanish is just starting, my teammates seem to appreciate my efforts. Thank you Mango!

  3. Andrea says:

    Because when you learn a new language, you open yourself up as a person to worlds outside your own. It’s all about openness. When you refuse to speak anything other than your native language, you close yourself off to so much.

  4. Maria says:

    Hola a TodosI!!! I bothered learning english because I wanted to find a better job in my country. In Colombia, people that speaks two languages are well paid. I must tell you that I did not find a job; I found something much better love ;)

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