In today’s multicultural world it’s no wonder that many people are trying to learn a new language. Last year it was estimated that as many as 1 in 5 of the UK public had it as their New Years Resolution, and there are plenty of good reasons why. The benefits of learning a new language – even to a basic, beginners level – are endless. It can add a new element to travel, open new opportunities in your career, and allow you to appreciate foreign art and even food in a new way.
There are also proven ways in which it directly benefits your brain, making it easier for you to concentrate on certain tasks, more adept at multitasking, and even helping stave off things like dementia. It’s not necessarily as intimidating a challenge as you might think either. A common misconception about learning a foreign language is that it’s all or nothing, a case of becoming completely fluent or not bothering at all. But there are lots of benefits to being able to speak a language at a beginners level, and at South West College there are plenty of opportunities to do so.