Psycholinguist Frank Smith once famously said:
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
This quote remains true even today. And within a competitive and globalised business environment, it couldn’t be more relevant.
Companies and business owners are increasingly fond of polyglots who add great, direct value to their businesses.
In this article, you will find languages which already do, or will in the near future, play a vital role on the international business & trading scene.
Steve Kaufmann… If you’ve browsed the internet language scene for more than 5 minutes, then you’ve probably heard of him.
He’s a Canadian polyglot who speaks an incredible 17 languages… and counting.
Steve has been learning languages for more than 55 years and is also the co-founder of LingQ, a popular language learning app.
Notably, he’s learned most of his languages later in life, thereby busting the myth that language learning is only for young people.
Did you know that the best Spanish language course is a completely FREE download?
It’s called FSI Basic Spanish, and it’s an extremely effective course.
You’ll be speaking Spanish at a very decent level if you complete it.
In fact, I know of no other Spanish course (or app), free or paid, that gets results like FSI Basic Spanish.
So you’ve made it…
You can now speak your new language well enough to…
1) Talk about more than just the weather. 2) Say more things than just “your country is nice” (Benny, is that you?).
You’re ready to travel to the country where they speak your new language.
When you’re there, you just go out and talk, right?
Well, you may want to think again.
You have it all planned out, don’t you?!
Travel the world, interact with natives, and feel like you’re one of them.
Maybe even emigrate to a sunny place and start a new life there?
Your new language could unlock it all for you.
It’s there for the taking.
The only problem?
You don’t want to learn a language at all.