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Today’s Global Economy Indicates Need For Strong Language Skills – by Michael Gabrikow
In today’s global world market it is often beneficial to know at least one language other than your native language. In fact, it is a bonus that will assure your marketability. The more languages you speak fluently the more demand there will be for your particular talents. This can be easily attested by recent statistics that show that Chinese learning is at an all time high in the Western world, with Chinese being one of the main economical powers of today. Consequently, English learning is at an all time high in most parts of the World, due to a combination of economical need and English (read American) “media feeding”.
The good news is that today, unlike times in the past, learning a new language doesn’t have to be a tedious process. It can in fact, be a great deal of fun and entertainment. Fun and games are becoming part of the tools used not only to teach foreign languages but also to enforce those instructions. Rather than learning by rote memorization or copying words from the Merriam Webster Dictionary, today’s language students are playing with flash cards and amusing computer programs. Actually, it has been scientifically proven that learning a new language (actually learning anything whatsoever) through a fun process is a lot more effective and fast than if you were learning it “the hard way”.
Today’s classroom is virtual and will provide you with the necessary skills not only to achieve your business goals, but also the ability to speak new languages like a native with only half the work of times of old. For those learning languages for the course of their businesses, it is quite possible to find business vocabulary online in the language of choice. Can you imagine the ability to learn French from games then turn around and exchange that knowledge for an executive position or attractive promotion within your own company?
There are worlds of possibilities that open up with each new language you learn. The better you know the language the larger that world. The more languages you know, the more worlds are opened for you. In addition to helping you learn the vocabulary you will need for a business environment, these free online language-learning programs also offer a new slang glossary to help you learn some of the more colorful phrases that you may hear when putting your new skills to use.
We live in a world that is becoming smaller by the day. It only makes sense to develop the skills needed to keep up with the constantly shrinking manner of our existence. Learning new languages is one of many ways to accomplish that goal. Best of all, with one of the many free language learning programs, you will have free language lessons rather than paying for something you aren’t sure you will enjoy or find beneficial.
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Increase your foreign language vocabulary at www.InternetPolyglot.com by playing online games. The site contains thousands of lessons in different languages from English, Spanish, French, Russian to Hindi, Turkish, Ukrainian and many others.