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Being Bilingual – Benefits For The Workplace

Category: Language Training | 2019-02-07

Learning a language certainly has its ups and downs. It can be really encouraging sometimes, and can feel like a slog at other times. However, the benefits of learning a language certainly outweigh the negatives, and if you need further encouragement of that, we have some of the benefits of being bilingual for you.

Read on to find out why you should learn a second (or third, or fourth) language, and how knowing more than one language can help you in the job market.

The Benefits of Being Bilingual

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If you have been learning a language, you may be curious to know some of the benefits of being bilingual beside the fact that you can now order coffee in another language. Here are just a few of them:

More competitive

Knowing more than one language makes you more competitive in both the job market and the business world as a whole. When applying for a job in an international company, having a second language on your resume can give you a leg up over the competition.

Also, if you speak another language when working in a company, you’ll be more competitive for accounts with international clients, which in turn can help your career.


Improve memory

Learning another language helps to train your brain, which keeps it in shape as you age. What more could you want than keeping your mind healthy and in shape?

Taking the time to challenge yourself at least once a week by learning a language can do everything from helping you multitask, to help you learn how to manage information, and even help you stay focused. What do you have to lose?

Check out this TEDTalk for more ways bilingualism can help your brain functions.

Cultural opportunities

Learning a language goes hand in hand with learning about culture. Language is such a big part of culture that you can’t help but learn about and experience new cultures when studying a new language.

Finding out about new cultures can help you broaden your horizons and find out about customs and countries you might not have known about before. In turn, understanding different cultures can help you in the business world, as you’ll be more suited to work and get by in other countries.






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Putting it all together

Learning another language has many benefits that can help not only your brain function, but also make you more competitive in the business world and grow your understanding of other cultures and customs. You can gain so much from learning a language, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us about learning a language and how it can benefit you.

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One thought on "Being Bilingual – Benefits For The Workplace"

  1. Another great article Erin. Keep up the excellent work!

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