Nowadays, translation apps and other technologies are making international communication easier.
So why should we learn a language when we can just use available technologies?
1- Learning a language for professional reasons
No technology is available at the moment to assist you when you have to deal with international clients or suppliers over the phone. Learning a language is also learning a new culture. It helps to understand behaviours and avoid cultural faux pas.
2-Learning a language to immigrate abroad
More than a visa requirement, learning the language of your new home country is an absolute must-do.
3-Learning a language for your partner
Nowadays, more and more couples are bi-national. Even if you obviously manage to communicate together, learning each other’s language is sometimes necessary to communicate with your family-in-law.
4-Learning a language to travel abroad
Human contacts cannot be replaced by technologies: asking for directions, ordering at the restaurants, chatting with locals…
5-Learning a language for fun
Learning a new language is fun!
You learn about new cultures and it is also very good to keep your brain fit!