The Benefits of Learning Languages
Why learn languages
Becoming multilingual is like owning a magic key that lets you explore, work and make connections in places that you might otherwise never have been able to enter. When you can speak another language, the future you want is within your reach. And with Kaplan, you’ll receive guidance and support on your journey.
Let’s take a closer look at what can learning a language do for you.
Languages... for work
Higher pay It pays to be multilingual. In Canada, workers earn between 7-8% more on average if they speak both of the country's official languages: French and English.
More job opportunities Employers are on the lookout for multilinguals. More than a third of positions advertised by the Bank of America in 2015 were for multilingual workers.
The language of business and diplomacy Many multinational businesses and organizations, including the United Nations, NATO and the International Olympic Committee, use English, French and German to communicate.
Languages... for study
Learning another language can greatly enhance your academic prospects. Some of the most prestigious universities in the world operate in English, French and German.
Get access to more research. Being able to speak more than one language means that you can consume academic writing from all around the world, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of your chosen topic.
Harness the power of the internet. Around half of all websites are in English, followed closely by German and French.
Languages for your... personal journey
Get smart: Did you know that learning a foreign language can actually boost your brain power? Studies have shown that people who speak two or more languages are more perceptive, more decisive and have stronger memories!
Get creative: Being multilingual can improve your creativity. Having two or more words for one idea can improve elasticity of thinking, enabling you to think outside the box.
It’s true – travel broadens the mind. Travelers are more imaginative and enjoy greater confidence and fulfilment than people who stay at home, as reported by The Atlantic. Kaplan’s language adventures take you on an unforgettable journey to one of our many fascinating destinations.
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