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June 17, 2024

Do you believe that every individual should learn at least one additional language?




Total votes: 11

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  1. SensibleHalibut1
    39

    I think it is important for every individual to learn one additional language, not only does learning a new language develop a new skill in our brains, it also makes us more culturally more aware.

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  2. pool
    12

    Learning a new language also unlocks cultural and social benefit. You create a shared experience with others who speak it. This can even end up benefitting you as you get chosen over others for deals, …Read MoreLearning a new language also unlocks cultural and social benefit. You create a shared experience with others who speak it. This can even end up benefitting you as you get chosen over others for deals, relationships, or even to be friends. Read Less

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  3. SincereCow2
    23.5

    I believe that learning an additional language can be hugely beneficial for a lot of people. That said, learning a new language is very difficult and time consuming so it is not always feasible for …Read MoreI believe that learning an additional language can be hugely beneficial for a lot of people. That said, learning a new language is very difficult and time consuming so it is not always feasible for everyone. Additionally, many people never really need to know a language outside of their native tongue. It is advantageous to know multiple languages, but sometimes the barriers for learning make it not as worth it. Read Less

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  4. CleverKoala3
    9

    It does not have to be a mandatory activity but expanding your knowledge is always beneficial. A new language can open doors in terms of being able to connect with others. Learning a language is also …Read MoreIt does not have to be a mandatory activity but expanding your knowledge is always beneficial. A new language can open doors in terms of being able to connect with others. Learning a language is also a good way to keep the mind active while also picking up a new skill. Read Less

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  5. CleverTiger3
    34.5

    I believe that learning and knowing multiple languages has many benefits. However, I can understand that it might be difficult to force people to learn languages if they aren’t interested or. …Read MoreI believe that learning and knowing multiple languages has many benefits. However, I can understand that it might be difficult to force people to learn languages if they aren’t interested or motivated. Additionally, not everyone has access to the same quality of education and the resources to fully embrace their learning. In short, it would be amazing if everyone could know multiple languages, but it may not be practical. Read Less

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  6. CalmElk
    9

    I think that learning an extra language is great, especially in the age of globalization that we live in today. However, this is often a privilege, as many people do not have access to education that …Read MoreI think that learning an extra language is great, especially in the age of globalization that we live in today. However, this is often a privilege, as many people do not have access to education that would allow for them to learn a second language — so it would not be fair to require it. Read Less

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  7. CleverHalibut
    16.5

    Learning additional languages can be an extremely useful skill, both in ones personal and professional life. However, to say that a person should do it may be overstating the importance, as long as …Read MoreLearning additional languages can be an extremely useful skill, both in ones personal and professional life. However, to say that a person should do it may be overstating the importance, as long as the language the person knows is enough to meet the personal and professional needs the importance decreases. Read Less

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  8. CleverCrocodile2
    43

    People should learn another language since this gives them a potentially very useful skill–after all, we communicate to others every day. However, I don’t think it is an absolutely necessary skill to …Read MorePeople should learn another language since this gives them a potentially very useful skill–after all, we communicate to others every day. However, I don’t think it is an absolutely necessary skill to have, because it is uncertain when or even if you will have to speak to someone in a different language. Read Less

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  9. BraveZebra5
    24

    I think it’s a valuable skill and helps one become a more well-rounded individual. It’s not a necessity, but it is good intellectual exercise and keeps your brain sharp. Of course, I’m saying all this …Read MoreI think it’s a valuable skill and helps one become a more well-rounded individual. It’s not a necessity, but it is good intellectual exercise and keeps your brain sharp. Of course, I’m saying all this as a monolingual individual! Read Less

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