English is the lingua franca of the world. It is widely used everywhere in the world. If you are born in English speaking country such as United States of America, Canada, and United Kingdom, English would be your first language and you will be very well versed in English. However, some your friends are learning foreign languages such as French, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean and it got you thinking, what are some reasons to learn a foreign language? After all, almost everything in this world is conversed in English. You send emails in English to your clients everyday, your contract, descriptions of an item, everything is in English.
Since everyone speaks English, there is no such necessity to learn foreign language. In fact, you are wrong because not everyone speaks English. In a research done by International Language Body, only 5.6% of the world’s total population have English as their primary language. Although the number doubles when people who speak English are having it as their second or even third language. Therefore, the statistics of people who does not speak English are estimated to be to four-fifths of the world population. The numbers does not lie and if there are 20 billions of people living in this world, 16 billion of people does not speak English.
One of the main reasons in learning foreign language is that it will be able to enhance your travel experiences. One of the greatest joy in life would be traveling. Who does not want to travel to the other place of the world and enjoy the new scenery, the cultures and the new experience but you will not be able to experience all that if you do not know how to speak their language. You will always be seen as an outsider, as a tourist and the locals will not show you the real cultures of the place. However, knowing even a few phrases of the foreign language will make a huge difference for you. You will be able to meet more people and people will be tend to accept you into their cultures if you make an effort to speak their language.
Being able to speak foreign language will be sexually appealing. It is proven that people who speak foreign language tend to have the ability to hook up easily and will be able to converse easily with anybody.