Importance of Multilingualism

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Importance of Multilingualism Multilingualism is the ability to speak more than two different languages fluently. Contrary to what some societies believe, the vast majority of the world’s population is either bilingual or multilingual.

Speaking one language is a fundamental human need but speaking more than one opens up fresh possibilities. As we grow up, we learn to master the languages of our cultures, but the older we get, the more choices we find to expand our voice and being multilingual.

Here are some important things you should know about being multilingual

• Multilingualism improves a person’s working memory
Actually, being multilingual changes the structure of your brain. It enhances your memory, helps you better process data, and helps with multitasking abilities.
•It creates an opportunity for early diversity
Access to multilingual education offers a chance to celebrate the diversity discovered in human societies. Multilingualism is a chance to learn from differences instead of being scared of them.
•Broadens your career prospect
Businesses today look for people who are bilingual or multilingual due to the diversity in today’s population. Some companies are globally operated and hiring a person who knows many languages can give them an edge when it comes to direct sales.
•Learning one new language makes it easier to learn more
Once a second language has been learned and a student can officially call themselves “bilingual,” it becomes much easier for that person to learn another language. Each additional language that an individual can pick up with fluency will make it that much easier to start speaking another language quickly.
•Widens your travel opportunities
Being multilingual allows you to enjoy taking trips more often because you won’t need a tour guide to get you from place to place. When you can speak the native tongue of a country you are in, you could ask just about anyone where to go, what to do, and how to get there.