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What motivates us to learn foreign languages? - Telegraph

What motivates us to learn foreign languages? - Telegraph | Languages! | Scoop.it
English teenagers are the worst in Europe at learning a second language. But is that any surprise, given how widely spoken English is? Anne Merritt looks at what motivates us to learn foreign languages.

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Learning foreign languages triggers brain growth

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Learning foreign languages triggers brain growth


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The World Has Changed: Foreign Languages Make a Huge Difference

The World Has Changed: Foreign Languages Make a Huge Difference | Languages! | Scoop.it
If we want more Americans to be successful and to be able to compete in the global marketplace, we must teach them cross-cultural skills and more foreign languages earlier, not less later.

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Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

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Sylvana Knaap's curator insight, August 24, 2013 6:02 PM

The idea that words cannot always say everything has been written about extensively - as Friedrich Nietzsche said,
“Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon the absolute truth."