“Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint.” – Gates Mcfadden
A study led by Tamar Gollan of University of California found that bilingual elders over the age of 44 were more resistant than others to the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s: The more proficient the bilingualism, the later the age of onset
Learning a language increases your chances of getting hired, earns you more money, opens up different job opportunities, bridges cultural gaps, and allows you to travel.
The top five languages to learn for business are:
- Arabic: A combined GDP of 600 billion in Arabic countries
- Chinese: 2nd largest economy & over 1 billion native speakers
- French: 2nd most common language online
- German: Official language in 6 European countries
- Spanish: Official language in 20 countries worldwide
The Importance of Language-Learning
Mount Holyoke alumnae discuss how the study of language helped them in their careers.