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Based on my research on this topic, I found that learning a secondary language or foreign language does not cause language confusing, language delay, and cognitive deficit. Other than that, last updated by Susan Lang on 12th May 2009 on the webpage of "Learning a second language is good childhood mind medicine" stated that, in a study at Cornell Language Acquisition Lab (CLAL), children who learn a secondary language can maintain attention despite outside stimuli better than children who know only one language.
The goal of my speech today is persuade you to learn foreign language because learning foreign language will bring a lot of benefits. The benefits of learning foreign language are brain benefits, make your work easier and make travelling more enjoyable.
Now that we have clear understanding on what is foreign language, let me share with you how learning foreign language can bring along brain benefits to you.
Main Point 1:
First of all, learning foreign language can bring along brain benefits to the learner.
According to a webpage of "The benefits of learning a foreign language" last updated by Alice Langholt, stated that the brain will form new neural connections and pathways to assimilate new information when we are learning a foreign language.
The new symbols, new sounds and nuances of meaning have intellectual activities for the brain.
Both right side and left side of the brain are stimulated while learning a foreign language.
Train our brain to increase the learning capacity.
The more part of our brain is involved in learning, the longer the learning is retained and the more the brain is taught to use the new information.
It will enhance the ability of students in learning academic subjects.
Let's say, your work requires you to communicate with the client of diverse nationalities and from the overseas. But, you are not able to communicate with your client effectively due to the language gap and it may make you to lose the client. Next, I will discuss with you that learning foreign language can make your work easier.
Main Point 2:
The benefits of learning foreign language can make your work easier.
According to the webpage of "The advantages of learning a foreign language", last updated by James Dunn on 18th July 2007 stated that the boss will see you as a valuable employee if you are able to speak in different languages.
You will get the chance to work in other countries and you may even get promoted to higher position.
You can easily communicate with your client as you will not feel awkward while talking to others.
According to the webpage of "Advantages of learning a foreign language at an early age", last updated by Turgay Dincay on 25th November 2011 stated that learning more than one language can increase the opportunities for careers.
Secondary or tertiary language that adds a new dimension to your resume will make you having advantage to be hired by the company.
According to the webpage of "The important and advantages of learning a second language", last updated by Rita Putatunda stated that the secondary language can become a valuable asset in your work.
This contributes to your overall achievement of professional and personal career goals.
Imagine that you are in beautiful foreign country, in which everything is new for you and you are walking along the street. The only thing that bothers you is you cannot understand what local people are talking about. Hence, I will share with you the benefits of learning foreign language during your travelling.
Main Point 3:
Learning foreign language can make your travelling more enjoyable.
According to the webpage of "The advantages of learning a foreign language", last updated by James Dunn on 18th July 2007 stated that you will enjoy the trip in which you are able to understand the language of the country you are visiting.
You can communicate with the local residents and make new acquaintances.
You will be able to read the sign board and menus in restaurants.
You are able to understand the movies and culture of the country you are visiting.
In a nutshell, I would like to conclude that learning foreign language will bring a lot of benefits, which are the brain benefits, make your work easier and make travelling more enjoyable.
Tie Back to Audience:
A lot people think they may go everywhere by using English language alone and some people even think learning a foreign language has no advantage for their life. This perception is totally wrong because as the economy becomes more globalized, English will only become less and less of an option.
Concluding Memorable Remarks:
I would like to end my speech with a quotation, as Frank Smith said, "One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way."