terça-feira, 13 de março de 2012

What are the advantages of being a polyglot?

What are the advantages of being a polyglot?

Some people wonder what a polyglot is, let’s see, a polyglot can be described as someone who can speak several languages, but what exactly does it mean several? Well, usually more than 3. If you are a follower of my blogs the term “obsession” should be familiar to you, so I polyglot is an obsessive person, it is almost impossible to be a polyglot without being obsessed with what you do. The language learning is a process that asks for a big amount of dedication, in most of the times, but if it is so hard what are the advantages of being a polyglot?

I could give you uncountable reasons

1. Best Learning capacities– Learning a new language is a tough process that requires a long term commitment with what you are doing, and it is a process that demands the use of your whole brain, so a person who speaks many languages (or even just one extra) has an extra ability to learn any other thing easily. As you know the brain is like a muscle that the more you use stronger it gets.

2. Travelling Opportunities – If you speak only English, you can go wherever you want in the world, right? Wrong! If you only speak English you can go to the airport of virtually any country of the world, but outside of the airport area, the things are not so easy, in large countries like Brazil, China and Russian, people do not speak English in their lives, and if you do not speak their language you can get into many problems. But, being a polyglot you can easily overcome some cultural barriers.

3. Personal Impression – when you are in a foreign country and speak the language of that country, people will be very pleasant to you, because they are really proud to see a person speaking their language (even not perfectly sometimes), wouldn’t you? So if you speak the local language you will for sure get more friends and let there a really good personal impression.

4. Business – undoubtedly if you speak a foreign language you can make business with many people, and can help the others in such thing, so you speak another language is a kind of CV for getting a good career , and getting money.

5. Social Status – Money, in many places, not always bring us a great immediate personal Status, but being a polyglot ALWAYS bring you a great personal and even intellectual status, do you know why? It is easy, money can be obtained by lucky or theft, but the knowledge of a foreign language is only got through hard work and dedication, and this will bring you to places that only money could not bring you to.

6. So, I could keep listing here more and more reasons, but the last one is:

If you are a polyglot you are not a citizen of just one country, but you are the citizen of the whole world.

Best wishes

Jimmy Mello

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  1. all education must have to focus teaching some sort of good English language to their students and also dealing with that bi lingual languages term.

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