Why has it become so important for everyone to be bilingual? Is there a chance for us to witness the death of monolingualism within our lifetime? And why does English seem to be at to forefront of this linguistic race?
These are all valid questions that seem to be having a very strong effect on everyone’s daily life. Let’s be honest, is there a single job out there that does not call for the knowledge of a number of languages? There is a very simple reason for this. The world we live in is getting smaller and smaller. With the sudden global effects of the internet and the technology that goes with that, is it any wonder why you can connect with someone from St Petersburg, who liked your instagram feed, within a few minutes? Yes, it has become that easy.
The effects of this type of communication have indeed brought Russia, Scotland, Germany, America and everywhere else closer to your front door. Is it any wonder we’re all in this multilingual race?
Communication across boarders is also essential in modern day business strategies. In order for a company, of any type, to thrive in this dog-eat-dog world, international goals and communication are key to success. This would lead to the importance of hiring multilingual employees who can reach out to international markets, allowing the business to flourish, not only in Malta, but also in Switzerland, Brazil, and France. It isn’t enough to stick to one country, but branch out across boarders. The more you cross, the more successful you become.
What about students who achieve multiple languages below their belt? The doors that open with simply knowing just one more language are numerous. Indeed, what employee wouldn’t see someone who can speak both English and German, fluently, as an asset to their company? So much can be achieved with multilingual abilities. Fluency in a foreign language also helps you adapt to different cultures and mentalities. It makes different countries and their cultures beautiful rather than intimidating. It also helps enhance your ability to communicate and connect with anyone without lanugages becoming barriers.
Despite English leading this race, inlingua offers fantastic learning opportunities, in any language, for anyone from all four corners of the world, with any background.