3 reasons why you should learn another language

Up until 2 years ago, I had also become accustom to the following conversation:

“What are you?”

“Oh, you’re mixed. Do you speak blank, blank, or blank?”

“No…” I would shamefully reply.

This quickly changed.

But, I literally knew nothing about the language.

One way or another, I ended up falling in love with the language and the process.

Here’s why I think you should too:

1. Learning a foreign language makes you more self-aware.

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how do my actions reflect the person I am?

2. Learning another language builds your Emotional Intelligence.

I’ve learned how much us, English speakers, take English for granted. Learning a foreign language is exhausting and it’s not easy.

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3. Learning a foreign language exposes you to a whole ‘nother world, you wouldn’t have encountered otherwise.

But something I didn’t quite possibly expect, is the number of cultural nuances I would be able to understand.

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The “friend” my roommate just introduced me to, is she an shiriai (acquaintance) or tomodachi (friend)?

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