I was really interested therefore when Jamie told me that languages are not a "nice to have" but a "must have" tool for the world's best sports coaches. Jose Mourinho, the Real Madrid Coach, speaks 5 languages and considers it to be one of the main reasons behind his immense success.
When we look at how these languages are globally distributed, the more wide spread nature of Spanish emerges. Mandarin is highly concentrated, spoken as a first language in just two countries: China and Taiwan. Spanish, on the other hand, is much more wide spread, being spoken in 24 countries
Why Spanish and Mandarin? Because it usually boils down to these two. Learning any language is satisfying and bestows many benefits on the learner....but these two languages have in built global advantages and may even boost your career.
Learning a language can harness the brain's joy of learning new things, but leave you with something of permanent value, in a way that neither drugs nor video games ever could.
Second languages have been shown to improve your mental agility, your creativity, career prospects, earning power, improve your holidays and even fight off dementia in later life! So it's definitely worth doing. Question is - which one?
Research shows that words and phrases need to be learned in context in order to avoid the dreaded fate of “Systematic Forgetting”. At all costs, therefore, you should avoid learning from random lists, phrase books, and vocabulary drills. It is a waste of time!
The unique aspect of KLOO is that even absolute beginners can play and instantly start making sentences up to 10 words long. No study, no grammar, no work - they'll learn how to make thousands of sentences in seconds.
A second language benefits children in many ways Learning a language is important for a child's future Sometimes there is a an article that encapsulates everything in a nutshell. This piece, that appeared in the Sunday Express recently, is such a piece. It talks about how learning a language is more than just another subject to learn - much more. It explains how employers are actively seeking personnel with language skills and cannot find them. It shows that people with language skills earn more and generally can look forward to a better lifestyle...if you want [...]