Learning a second language is something most of us aspire to, but never get around to. This is unfortunate, as it’s one of the most enriching skills you can acquire without spending heaps of money. This infographic breaks down eight ways becoming multilingual will benefit your life – from increased employment opportunities to a better understanding of your native tongue.
The infographic below comes from the mobile apps company Overpass. As you can see, the benefits of learning a second language go well beyond haggling the price of taxis fares in foreign lands. (Although that’s certainly a good skill to have.)
Our personal pick is Austrian, just so you can understand the bilingual lyrics of the late, great pop maestro Falco. Clearly this trumps all of the skills below.
Learning a second language is great for travelling and getting a better paying job. It can also make your brain healthier and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease.Read more