Learning several languages ​​increases our memory

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How often have you toyed with the idea of ​​learning a new language? But mostly you lack the motivation or the right learning method? With brain-friendly learning, you can acquire a foreign language effectively, sustainably and in a time-saving manner. 9 positive reasons you should definitely get started

Do you remember the language lessons from school? We mostly combine it with the classic memorization of vocabulary and grammar. Unfortunately we forgot most of it today.

If you learn a foreign language in a brain-friendly manner, there is a greater chance that it will not be forgotten again. How it works? First of all, you shouldn't force yourself to learn, but rather want to learn a new language. The blunt memorization of vocabulary is not effective for our brains. Rather, it is about learning in a natural way, for example by first getting to know a foreign language through listening. Even shorter learning units of around 10 minutes a day are more brain-friendly than learning in blocks of hours. It's best to get started today.

1. You stay fit in your head

Learning languages ​​is like brain training. This is even proven by current studies. Constantly switching between two or more languages ​​is good for your brain. This positive influence on brain function can prevent Alzheimer's and dementia.
Recent studies have shown that all languages ​​learned in multilingual people are active in the brain, even if they are not all spoken. As a result, our brains on the one hand suppress the non-spoken languages ​​and on the other hand improves memory performance. Multilingual people can therefore work more concentrated and ignore unimportant factors better. Their memory is also better compared to monolinguals. When do you start brain jogging?

2. Your self-confidence grows

When you learn a language in a brain-friendly manner, you will quickly notice that trust in you grows. You have a vocabulary in your head that you have unconsciously acquired and which you can use confidently at all times. On your next business trip, you will naturally order your coffee with extra milk. You are proud of yourself because you don't need a dictionary. You talk confidently with business partners and do not think about whether you are really choosing the right tense. Even native speakers will be delighted with your skills and be happy that you speak their language. You will receive encouragement for the language skills you have acquired. This gives you enormous motivation to keep learning and to stay on the ball.

3. You can live, work or study elsewhere

With a new language you can just pack your bags and live, work or study abroad for a while. Especially for adventurers, there is the perfect chance for new experiences. Would you like to study at an American university? Or do you prefer a subtropical climate? Or would you like to travel the world as a nomad and get to know new countries? Foreign languages ​​offer you all the options for this.

4. You experience new cultures

When you learn a new language, you not only learn a new vocabulary, but also a new culture. You will get an insight into new traditions and ways of thinking. In international business negotiations, it can be very helpful to know other cultures because you can better understand the behavior of the other person. If you speak the language of the other person, you will open up the thoughts, feelings and actions of the other.

5. You can request a raise

A third of the companies choose their future employees based on their language skills. It's no secret that languages ​​are a door opener in the world of work. If you want to move up to a leading position, you should at least have a good command of English. English is by far the second corporate language in Germany - after German of course. And when your boss notices that you are able to work internationally, you quickly climb the corporate ladder. This also shows on your account, because multilingual people can ask for up to 20% more salary.

6. You can travel more

Have you always wanted to go on holiday abroad and you have so far failed due to a lack of language skills? Your vacation trips are changing with new languages. Instead of sitting alone in the hotel room, you will chat with locals or other holidaymakers in restaurants or bars in the evening. You will learn insider travel tips and your vacation will be an unforgettable experience.

7. You have more joy in life

Learning languages ​​leads to inner satisfaction. It feels good to understand each other's language. Brain-friendly language learning is a lot of fun. You learn by playing - even as an adult. And who would not like to win in “Mensch ärgere dich nicht” and improve their language skills at the same time?

8. You get more creative

By learning brain-friendly languages, you will become a brain user. You get a flexibly trained brain that has more plasticity. Your knowledge network becomes denser and your concentration and attention increase. You can solve complex tasks better and develop more creative solutions.

9. Your brain ages more slowly

The brain wear and tear in old age is definitely less if you speak two or more languages. Their cognitive skills are better than monolingual people. It doesn't matter when you learned the second language. Whether you started this when you were 17 or 70. No more excuses. Start learning a new language today - ideally brain-friendly and your brain stays young and fit.