6 Most Useful Languages to Learn in 2018

Learning a language has been a popular New Year resolution for many years, and has consistently featured as one of the top 10 resolutions of all time.

So, if you are considering learning a language this new year, then you are in luck as we have selected the top foreign languages to learn in 2018.

1. Spanish

The far and wide spread of the Spanish language across Europe and the Americas has made it our No. 1 language to learn in the year 2018. With over 470 million native speakers and a growing number of non-native speakers, it is the most commonly spoken language in the world, second only to Mandarin Chinese.

Native: 470 Million (2017)

Non-native: 100 Million (2017)

Official Language in: Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Uruguay and Equatorial Guinea.

Un-officially Spoken in: Ando

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Learn a Foreign Language in 48 Hours

The Clock Starts Ticking

Starting tomorrow morning, you’re going to practice English, Spanish, French or other foreign language. For the following 6 days, for 8 hours per day, you’ll work on grammar, pronunciation, watch videos and listen to audio materials. You’ll write short notes, grocery lists and play games in the target foreign language. All well and good – BUT – a week from today, is it really reasonable to think you’ll be fluent in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese or any other foreign language?

Of course not.

Could you learn a lot?

Yes.

Could you manage key words and phrases?

Sure.

Could you conduct a very basic “conversation” with someone in the foreign language?

Perhaps.

Yet many language institutes and foreign language programs give prospective learners the distinct impression that in 48 hours, a weekend or a week, they can “speak” the foreig

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Sign Language – Learn American Sign Language Easily

Sign Language Learning Benefits

Some people might argue this that if person know one language, then why should they learn language that is designed for deaf people. There could be 1000 different reasons for learning another language. For example:

1) If two people know sign language then they can have conversations with each other no matter how high the level of background noise.

2) After studying American Sign Language you can become a sign language interpreter or get a raise in your job after learning another language.

3) You might already interpreting sign language but for job purpose you need to get certification.

4) Person may learn American sign to increase knowledge and ability to communicate in unique way. you can communicate to your deaf friend too.

5) May be you just love the sign language because it’s very much visually oriented language.

6) In a study done by researchers and it was made clear that teaching baby a sign

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The Many Benefits of Learning Mandarin for Kids

Parents invest in sending their kids to attend Mandarin class because many believe that it is an important language of trade that will benefit their children’s career opportunities in the future. Economist Albert Saiz finds that native English speaker graduates who speak a second language, on average, earn 2 per cent more than those who don’t. Different foreign languages attract different language bonus – the more in demand a foreign language is, the higher the language bonus.

Knowing the language of our major trade partners is an asset. Graduates with foreign language skills will greatly improve their career opportunities at home and overseas. They would also improve their academic opportunities by having a chance to study at overseas educational institutions, an excellent experience to broaden their horizon and enrich their resume. Graduates with international experience are valued by employers. It’s not just people who work in international trade or

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Popular Second Languages in Europe

Within the U.S., a growing number of people are beginning to speak more than one language. While it’s still quite common to run into U.S. citizens who speak only one language, slowly but surely more and more people are becoming bilingual. In our digital age, where globalization and Ecommerce is the norm, speaking more than one language is increasingly helpful and even necessary for people in the U.S., which could explain why more of our citizens are becoming bilingual. This may sound like quite an accomplishment on the part of the American people. But the truth is that people from other parts of the world often speak at least two languages and many times more than that. Europe is one good example.

There are, as of the time of this writing, 24 officially recognized languages spoken in European countries, but there are an additional 60 “unofficial” languages that are commonly spoken by both European citizens and migrant populations. It is estimated that over h

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The Peculiarities of Learning Foreign Languages: Learning Styles

Learning styles are various approaches or ways of learning. They involve educating methods, particular to an individual that are presumed to allow that individual to learn best. Most people prefer an identifiable method of interacting with, taking in, and processing stimuli or information. Based on this concept, the idea of individualized “learning styles” originated in the 1970s, and acquired “enormous popularity”.

Today we can speak about different styles of learning, which depend on our personality and psychological qualities. What we should take into account defining our learning styles is the following:

1) interest, attitudes and sources of energy

– extroversion (orientation towards the external world)

– introversion (orientation towards inner world)

2) preferences for gathering information

-sensing (obtaining information from sensory input)

– intuition (gathering information by going bey

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Bridging the Language Gap Using Bilingual Picture Books

There are more than 39 million Hispanics live in the United States making it the fifth largest Spanish-speaking nation in the world. It is estimated that within five years, only Mexico will have more Spanish-speakers than the U.S. Schools are offering bilingual courses and fully integrated bilingual curriculum. In some areas of the country , Spanish even exceeds English as the first language of the residents. Families are integrating languages into their neighborhoods regularly.

We propose bridging the language gap with bilingual picture books that both educate and entertain. The presence of both English and Spanish in the same book allows cross-cultural access and language development. Reading is a wonderful family experience which allows children to explore character development, expanding imagination and develop problem solving skills. The addition of another language educates and the illustrations in a picture book support the learning in an entertaining way.

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7 Reasons Why People Hate Learning a Foreign Language

Which Foreign Language?

It’s been said on other occasions that a key question people ask when thinking of learning a foreign language is “which foreign language should I try to learn?” Reasons for wanting or needing to learn a foreign language can be almost as many and as varied as the number of people themselves. Family, ancestry, employment, business, education, travel, adventure, romance and other personal concerns all may have their respective roles in the decision to learn and continue learning a foreign language.

With literally thousands of spoken languages in the world besides some of the major ones like English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Japanese and German, obviously there’s no lack of choice. But many learners concede, “I hate trying to learn a foreign language”. Why? Here are the top seven of the most commonly given reasons.

The Seven Most Common Given Reasons

1. No way to practice regularly<

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Acronyms in English Education

As an English teacher from Canada living overseas I am often asked if I teach ESL. I actually teach EFL and there is a simple explanation in that ESL (which is English as a Second Language) is when English is learned and taught in a country that is an English speaking country. On the other hand EFL, (English as a Foreign Language) is taught and learned in non-English speaking countries. So, learning English in Japan would be EFL and learning English in Canada would be ESL. There have been comments that many students of English in ESL programs already are in possession of a second language, however the “a” in ESL negates that argument. An acronym that has grown in common use, particularly in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, is ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

When educators are studying to become an English language teacher, there are several options to the student of language pedagogy. An organization named TESOL which means Teachers of English to

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Be a Master Of Languages

Mastery over a language is one of greatest assets that one can ever have. Many people have the passion of learning many languages and they don’t only learn it but they also excel in it. The concept of language evolved from gestures of the hand and other signs that people used to communicate with each other. Ancient people started with drawing pictures about what they want to say, which later on evolved to some languages that have been lost, after which many other dialects have come into effect and have been erased as well. With over 2700 different languages present all over the world and 7000 dialects the world has many different cultures that still follow speaking their native dialects.

One such language that is even older than the holy book Quran is Arabic. It is known to be one of the most widely spoken languages as over 300 million people speak in this tongue. In case you want to learn this, then there are many Arabic translation services that also teach people how

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