Everyone can benefit from learning a foreign language. Aside from the benefits like being able to travel more or being able to add to your resume, learning a foreign language in college has its own benefits. Usually the class sizes are small so you can make new friends and you have a chance to learn about a new culture. There’s something special about learning something new with a bunch of other people, it brings you together and you have a lot of fun.
The benefits of learning a language in college described in the video include:
- Small class sizes
- One-on-one experience with your instructor
- Interactive community
- Help you meet new people and make friends
- Makes you stand out when applying for jobs
- Can open up other job opportunities
- Learn about other cultures
You can watch the above video to hear real college students speak to these points. I helped to make the video while I worked as a student assistant at the Language Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I hope it convinces you to learn a language in college!