Anyone who is learning a second or third (or even fourth) language should always feel proud of themselves. Language learning is good for the soul and for the brain. Here are my top 6 reasons why you should be feeling pretty proud of yourselves:

1. Sounds impressive
Being able to speak another language always sounds impressive to others. It’s right up there with being able to play a musical instrument. It’s one of those things you often hear people say. “Oh, I’ve always dreamed of being able to speak Italian! (or Chinese or French or Spanish or Silbo Gomero…)” Well, if you keep up your language learning, you will be one of those envied individuals.

2. Career goals
Everyone knows how the world works today. We are living in a globalised society. Firms have offices all over the world. If you want to get a job (and let’s face it, most of us do!) and if you can say that you speak another language you set yourself apart from others – you gain an advantage and can open up more doors for yourself in the future.

3. Enhance your travel experiences
Most people know the feeling of arriving in another country where the only words you know are “Hello”, “Please”, “Thank you” and “Do you know where the nearest toilets are?” All perfectly valid phrases to learn and use when you are visiting a foreign country. However, you are not really going to gain an insight into the lives of these lovely people if that is all you can say. However, if you go to a country where you have gone to the effort of learning their language, just wait and see the reception you will get! You will immediately be accepted and you will have experiences that other travellers can only imagine. Believe me – this is not something to be underestimated!