Did you take a language class in School? How much do you remember? Did it benefit you at all?
Here’s a study that says even if you don’t remember any of the vocabulary or words of a foreign language, there are still benefits to your brain.
1. You’ll Become A More Intuitive Problem-Solver
Sometimes we need to step away from learning all the grammar rules and just simply listen to a language. Listening and hearing how it sounds can be a great way growing your intuition on how a language should be spoken.
2. You’ll Get Better At Messing Up
Riding a bike wasn’t always easy. You had to practice, and fall down many times before zipping along on your bike. And even if you haven’t ridden your bike in a long time, a few wobbly blocks might be all it takes before you can ride like a kid again. Practice, practice practice.
3. You’ll Start Seeing Things From Fresh Angles
Learning a new language means also opening yourself up to new cultures. Different cultures perceive things differently, from how you organize your home to the logical transportation to work. Exposing yourself to multicultural opportunity leaves the door open to creativity and a different way of thinking.