Why is it good to know more than one language?
Apart from the obvious reason of being able to converse in more than one language, communicate in them, being multi lingual has many other advantages.
It improves brain function - The way our brains process information changes when we know more than one language. Learning languages actually stimulates our brain cells and connections, making the brain more robust and strong.
Adults can learn langauges to keep their brain function better and stave off issues like Alzheimer's disease.
It makes travelling more fun and exciting - Yes, knowing a local language is a great advantage when travelling.
It opens up the world for work and leisure. - Imagine all the books you can read, the jobs that you can apply for in different countries or just commmunicate with more people - when you know more languages.
We look at all these people’s stories, and learn to understand our own. The strangest, most random moments make us cry and we don’t know why. We lose ourselves in these stories, and then silently, gently and slowly discover ourselves again. All the stories are true. The stories in our hearts, the ones buried deep, the ones we find in places that we never expected, the stories that jump and demand attention, the stories that lay there quietly, waiting for us, my stories and your stories, they are all true.