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Why Learn a new Language?

May 18, 2008
If you want to get on with the locals while traveling , why not learn their language? Its easy to forget that English is a second language for the rest of the world but what if English is your first language?, do you speak the local language of your travel destination? remember there wont always be an interpreter around when you need one in a foreign country so be prepared.

When planning your next overseas trip give some thought to learning some of the local lingo. Its simple to get started and can be relatively inexpensive or even free. Consider starting at your local library, or search the Internet, there are sites offering free introductions to language that may be all you need to get started.

Do you have an ipod? have you thought about getting one? well if you are thinking of learning a new language, now may be the time. A relatively new and increasingly popular learning technique is learning via ipod. Your language of choice is simply downloaded onto your ipod so you can learn any place, any time.

Hello, how are you?, my name is, where is the post office, train station, pharmacy and cafe are all good to know and don't forget how to learn to say thank you in the local language, this goes a very long way with the locals.

If you consider what you will be doing while you are on holiday and the things you may need to ask for, why not start with those? Learning a foreign language just takes a little practice, and the more you use your new skills the better you will become.

If you have a destination in mind why not consider a language holiday? A number of companies now offer a language and culture immersion, you live within the local community and positively cant help but be surrounded by the language and culture 24/7, the longer you spend the better your language becomes, be warned however it does get harder to go home after this type of holiday.

Anywhere you go it will benefit you to learn the local language. Learning the language of your destination will really make an amazing difference to how you interact and how the locals will interact with you.

Why don't you start today? learning a new language is fascinating and good brain exercise. You never know who you may be able to help with your language skills, a tourist in your own country or a tourist struggling on vacation. Its a great feeling to be understood in a foreign country. Try it, you may be surprised where it could take you.
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