Benefits of Knowing Two or More Languages
Apart from the god gifted beauty, Aishwaria Rai is also known for her intelligence and talents. While competing for the Miss World Competition, it was highlighted that she can speak more than ten languages of the world. It is one of the biggest talents to know more than one or two languages. Especially, in a country like India, knowing more than one language is always counted as a positive point. One who knows many languages can visit any place without facing any problem to communicate with the people of that place. In the present time, most of the schools offer more than one language to its students. There are also schools that provide the opportunity to its students to learn even the foreign languages.
Schools offer multi languages in regard to encourage their students for an added talent. By being a multilingual, one can get the following benefits:
• The students with the knowledge of many languages can have numerous advantages in thinking. They have more than two words for each idea and item. Hence, for a bilingual or multi-lingual person it is easier to develop creative thoughts and a capability to think much flexibly. The multilinguals know about which language should they speak with which person and in which situation in a particular way. Thus, they are much sensitive regarding the needs of the other listeners as compared to the monolingual people. Being a multi-lingual also has a positive effect on the growth of intellectuality. It improves a person’s mental development. From a research study, it has been found out that the IQ level of the bilinguals or multilinguals are better than that of the monolinguals.
• The multilinguals are likely to have a wide network of friends and acquaintances. They can also switch between different languages and talk to different range of people in a variety of languages. It boosts up the level of sense of self-esteem of a person. Being multi-lingual creates a powerful link among different people from different countries.
• A bilingual or multi-lingual education provides better curriculum results and also promises its students to gather knowledge many languages along with the mother tongue. The multilinguals also show a higher performance in examinations and tests as compared to the monolinguals. It depends upon the people how many languages they can speak fluently but the bilinguals find it much easier to learn and speak more than two languages because every language has few words similar.
• When people are multilinguals, they enjoy reading and writing anything in different languages of the world. They also find it interesting to understand and appreciate literatures in different languages. It gives an in-depth knowledge of various ideas and civilizations or traditions. It helps to improve the idea and behavior of the people. People with the talent of multi language can enjoy the pleasures of reading poetry, novels and magazines and also the satisfaction of writing to family and friends in not only one but in different languages. They also do not face any kind of difficulties in the process communication when they are in a foreign country. It is always beneficial to learn more than two languages, not only to add points in your talent, but also to make others comfortable.
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