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The benefits of the language – By Pipelette Translations

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Pipelette Translations Ltd
Tacia Victor
Language Executive Editor


Speaking another language is an advantage in someone’s future and the contents of this article will help you understand why. The aim of language/ L’objectif du langage (French)
There are many studies on why having more than one language at hand is beneficial for you and your future. Learning another language is a gateway into a cultural expedition which could lead a person to find out about the country that the language originates from.
Just knowing more than one language can result in a bilingual brain that filters out distractions, improves creativity, reduces social anxiety ambiguity and increases tolerance levels. In learning experiences and social atmospheres, someone that has learnt a foreign language, can fight their anxiety by involving themselves in speech with others.



Language is FUNDAMENTAL to cultural identity

According to the Ethnologue statistics page for 2017 there are currently 7,097 living languages which is lower than last year. A third of these languages are endangered and of course, Asia and Africa have two thirds of languages in the world.
Without languages, it would difficult for people around the world to communicate, language is the epitome of growth in the world.

 

I spoke to Mina Obsiye about her languages and how it has helped her in her journey when finding a new job that it is imperative for her to use German and this is what she had to say when I asked a few things.
Tacia – What is your name and how many languages do you speak?
Mina – My name is Mina and I speak fluent German, Somali and basic French.
(Translated in German) Ich heiße Mina und spreche fließend Deutsch, Somalisch and basises Französisch.
Tacia – Which language was your first?
Mina – My first language was initially German, as I was born there. However, we speak Somali in my household.
(Translated in German) Meine Erste Sprache ist Deutsch, weil ich dort geboren bin. Jedenfalls, sprechen wir in meinem Haushalt Somalisch.
Tacia – How has language benefitted you?
Mina – Language has benefitted me massively, in terms of getting jobs and just being able to see different views and ways of living.
Language is FUNDAMENTAL to cultural identity
(Translated in German) Sprachen haben mir massiv geholfen nicht nur mit dem ergattern von Jobs, sondern auch andere perspektiven im Leben zu sehen und andere Lebensarten.
Tacia – What do you think about languages?
Mina – I think languages are amazing and will benefit anyone in life. Language breaks barriers and helps to avoid miscommunication.
(Translated in German) Ich denke, dass Sprachen hervorrganend sind und jedem in Leben helfen würden. Sprachen bricht mauern und hilft misskommunikationen zu vermeidern.
Tacia – What are the pros and cons of language for you?
Mina – To me the pros of language is that it brings people together and the cons of it is that it can also exclude people, who do not speak the same language for example.
(Translated in German) Für mich die Pro für Sprachen ist, dass es Menschen zusammenbringt und das Kontra ist, dass es Menschen ausschließen kann, besonders wenn Sie nicht die selbe Sprache sprechen.

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It has been said that if you speak several languages you acquire multiple personalities and you might accidently speak in the wrong language. And there will be times that when you wake up in the morning and you can’t communicate in any language at all. Moreover, when you hear someone speaking a language you know, you can find yourself tailing them to discover what the situation is, and then possibly obtain an impression of some sort of concept of the conversation.
Additionally, you tend to notice mistakes made in subtitles and understand the culture and traditions of places, you can communicate swiftly, the more you know the more you want to know about languages, you begin to learn other languages, which makes you more autonomous and cleverer.
Being bilingual helps you to impress on you job application and allow you to get a good position, besides that, it makes you feel proud about yourself.
According to Grosjean, F. (1998), Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Cambridge University Press) Bilingualism is present on all continents; Immigration which leads to trade and business and constitutes the major tools for bilingualism.
Einar Haugen mentioned that the country with most bilingual speakers is the United States. In other parts of the world, families are fostering bilingualism by Language and its diversity encouraging children to speak more than two languages within the family spectrum some are keeping their family heritage alive in addition to learning another language.
Moreover, to that in the professional field employees are recruiting more people who speak two or more languages which allows us to see how the business world works today in terms of being bilingual.
There are numerous ways to learn a new language, one of the most important ways is to read, but only read anything you feel comfortable with, second is speaking which is a technique to develop your pronunciation, you can also speak with yourself if you don’t have any native friends to exercise with. However, writing also helps develop your language expertise.
Nowadays, it is essential to learn more than one language, having said that, children at the age of 4 have the ability to speak at least five languages simultaneously, with their respective accents and they are capable of quite a lot, even at a very young age. They can and have the aptitude to switch from one language to the other and to address it by expressing themselves with security from an early age to adolescence according to Joseph Conrad ou Agota Kristof.
At the very best to master one language one should listen, communicate effectively, go to workshops as well as go to the country in question pour meilleur connaître la langue. In the outlook by La linguistic et Psychosociologue Barbara Abdelilah-Bauer, how many hours a child is exposed to the language is fundamental to becoming bilingual, the familiar role is also essential, as parents and peers play an important key role in helping a child easily understand a language, if this did not occur, the familiar origins of the language itself will be forgotten.
We are aware that not many people can learn another language, not because that they wouldn’t want to, but because the simple reason is that some are not good with languages. Other factors that can be seen in precarious areas where people have limited means are the availability of resources, such as the number of children in class, and the availability of specific teachers. This can all affect the learning process of students.
Based on linguist’s points of view, people see the world differently because of differences in their language. There are many things involved in languages such as culture, traditions and habits. They all have grown up together but our languages and our thoughts are undoubtedly both significantly influenced by our culture. People often use this claim to show that the way we view the world and the way we talk about it are closely related. Consequently, knowing different languages won’t change the way you think but will simply give you an insight into another culture and furthermore another way of life.

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