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5 Reasons To Learn A New Language In 2020

Ben Hope (admin) Battersea Spanish

5 Reasons To Learn a New Language In 2020

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolution yet?

Well If you haven’t, or even if you have, why not make it learn a new language? And why not make that new language Spanish? Have a look at our 5 reasons to learn a new language in 2020 for some inspiration…

Over 20 countries speak Spanish, either as their primary or secondary language. It’s one of the most spoken languages in the world, with over 530 million Spanish speakers globally! 

Battersea Spanish provides award-winning courses ranging from Spanish for beginners, all the way through to intermediate courses in Spanish and conversational classes for advanced speakers. So there’s something for everyone no matter your experience with Spanish as a language. 

Our groups are small and personal, creating a welcoming atmosphere where you can really immerse yourself in your new language. Based in London, Battersea Spanish could be the solution to your New Year’s resolution! 

For Your Health

Numerous studies have shown that learning a foreign language has great health benefits, particularly for your cognitive state. 

Language learning is proven to reduce your chances of developing progressive neurological disorders including dementia. Learning to speak a foreign language is a real brain work out!

For Your Social Life

Peope sit at a high bar at a Spanish restaurantLearning a language, particularly in a class environment, is a great opportunity to meet new people. As you learn to communicate with new people in a new way, you will establish bonds with other individuals.

Battersea Spanish host events including Spanish film nights and tapas evenings, which is a great way of meeting people and forming organic friendships. These are a great way for people who are slightly more comfortable with the language to meet people and socialise all the while practising and enjoying the Spanish language! Our Spanish for beginners courses are designed to not only let you learn Spanish but get you to a point where you can speak freely to other people and make friends. All the while immersing yourself in the language and culture – we want you to enjoy speaking Spanish!

Our courses have small groups and welcoming atmospheres, meaning you get the right personal feedback and guidance you need. By the time you’re ready for one of our Spanish events, you’ll have a group of friends you enjoy speaking with over some tasty tapas!

Besides, we can’t think of a better place to learn Spanish – either as a beginner or not – than in London, with its diverse range of cultures and languages. It’s a hub of life!

Getting to know other people also makes the journey to learning a language more enjoyable to know you are learning alongside others. Someone else is in your boat.

For Your World

Speaking of boats, speaking a second language will make your experience of travel to a whole new level.

You will be able to connect with local people in a way that you otherwise wouldn’t. Speaking the native language will grant you access to a deeper understanding of local culture, as well as the experiences that go along with that. Our Spanish for beginners courses are not just Spanish lessons, they’re an immersion in all the joys that come with Spain and Spanish speaking countries!

For Your Career

Perhaps you are drawn to the idea of learning a language because of more pragmatic benefits – who can blame you! A study found that in 2017, the demand for multilingual employees had more than doubled in five years.

And a more recent study found that individuals who speak more than one language have an increased chance of finding high paying employment. Salaries of bilingual individuals can be up to 20% higher than those who only speak one language.

For Your Soul

People sit around a table in a Spanish course for beginnersPerhaps the practical reasons for learning a language don’t really inspire you. You might be taking life by the horns and enjoying everything for the experience it is, without consideration of the best or worst consequences. 

Well, speaking a foreign language will open up the world to you – there’s no doubt about that. But also, it will be an experience in itself, something to tackle; a challenge to accept and one that you and your life experience will be better for.

Research tells us that the reason time seems to pass increasingly fast as we get older is not to do with our age, or health or anything of that sort. Instead, it is to do with the fact that typically as we grow up our lives become increasingly regulated. We get up, we commute, we get to work, we commute, we go home, and so on.

The similarities in our days are apparently what is to blame for our days, weeks, and months all merging into one. So, the key must be to change things up, do something different. So why not learn a new language!

Learning a new language in 2020…

Learning a foreign language will improve your brain health, social life, travel, career opportunities, and life experience. You can add a whole new dimension to your life and your language skills. 

Learning to communicate with people in a new language will arm you with a better understanding of your own language, as well as whichever you choose to learn… But, did we mention we think Spanish is one of the best?

Why not check out our Spanish for beginners course? Our professional, native teachers and small groups at Battersea Spanish mean we have the perfect environment to kick start your New Year with something a little different!