Why should learning a less popular language bring you many advantages?

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Polish, Portuguese, Czech, Hungarian, Greek, Danish… These are some of the languages that are not spoken by a large part of the population, as most of them are only spoken in their respective countries. However, learning a less popular language like the previous ones could bring you many benefits in different aspects of your daily life.

As we all know, English is the most studied language in the world, which makes it an essential language in 2021. On the other hand, more and more people are becoming fluent in this language, so knowing English is no longer something exclusive to our CVs or life experiences.

Therefore, learning a less popular language can be a great advantage in many areas of your life. In this post we tell you the four aspects of your daily life that will improve when you learn a less spoken language.

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  • WORK ENVIRONMENT

Knowing several languages is one of the skills most in demand by companies when choosing their candidates, so knowing and mastering more than one language makes you more competitive in the job market. If you also learn a less popular language, the competition will be less.

In addition, if you work in a company that communicates with other countries, learning a minority language gives you the opportunity to negotiate in the native language of the clients and in turn, expand your network of contacts. If you want to get a transfer or apply for a job offer abroad, knowing the language will definitely be a must!

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  • PERSONAL SKILLS

When you start learning a language that few people know like Polish or Greek, you will notice how your self-confidence and self-assurance increase exponentially. Knowing these languages gives you the independence you need to get to know new countries, cultures and who knows, maybe even new languages. Bilingual people are generally happier and more motivated to continue learning languages.

Have you ever thought about going abroad to study or work? Without a doubt, learning a less popular language can open many doors for you. As we have said, learning English is a must, but if you want to live in Denmark, learning Danish will give you a much better chance of getting the job you want or a scholarship to study there.

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  • TRAVEL AND HOBBIES

If you are also a traveller and have a passion for moving around the world, it is clear that learning languages is for you. Knowing Portuguese when you visit Lisbon or Czech when you visit Prague will guarantee you a much more enriching experience. Knowing the language of the country you are travelling to will make your linguistic immersion greater, you will be able to communicate easily with the people you are visiting and you will make the most of your stay abroad to 200%.

To get to know new cultures, it is important to understand how they live in the countries you visit. Therefore, speaking the same language as them will make it much easier for you to get to know their customs and traditions. Don’t miss anything on your next trip!

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  • ACADEMIC SCOPE

Finally, learning a less common language also has its advantages in studies. Learning languages stimulates your mind and trains your brain, as well as improving your memory and retention skills. Undoubtedly, getting by in an unusual language will improve your reading comprehension and text analysis skills.

It is proven that once you learn a language, it will be easier for you to learn new ones. If we talk about Scandinavian languages, this is even more true because they are languages that are similar to each other. For example, Danish and Norwegian have very similar vocabulary although they sound different; Swedish and Norwegian have different vocabulary but are more similar in terms of pronunciation.

 

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Whether it’s because you love to travel or because you want to improve your career options, learning languages is the key to open all those doors. If you have come this far, you are probably convinced to take the adventure of learning a less popular language, at Ynsitu we want to make it easy for you! We are going to add to our Marketplace language schools with courses in Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Czech… (and many more!!!) If you want to receive the launching offers that Ynsitu has prepared for you, visit us and we will tell you everything about the great little languages!