There are tonnes of reasons why you should learn a new language.
Learning a new language can broaden your horizons and quite literally opens up new worlds for you to explore.
But it doesn’t have to be just a case of sitting at a desk and memorising strange words from a text book.
Thanks to the internet, you can actually enjoy discovering new cultures and people as you improve.
Even DVDs for TV programmes like Friends or South Park and films like Harry Potter can help you pick up new languages.
They often offer foreign language subtitles that can help you understand what words and sentences mean as you enjoy the entertainment.
Be someone else
You can also role-play celebrity interviews with your friends in classroom workshops.
Are you Real Madrid’s latest signing? Was your single played by top DJs across Europe this summer? Take the chance to tell your friends about your rise to superstardom and how you’re not letting success go to your head.
Meanwhile, there are loads of opportunities to make new pals all over Europe. Many people often become pen pals with people abroad.
As well as making a life-long friend, with the proper research and help from school or parents, you could also get the chance to meet them in person abroad.
Learning a new language can become very helpful to your personal life and future career, so it’s well worth asking your teacher what options are available to you.
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