Knowledge of a foreign language is of both practical and academic value in a world where international exchanges of goods and ideas are commonplace. By studying a foreign language, you will become more sensitive to the nature of grammar and language, and develop a deeper appreciation of your native language.

Reasons to study a foreign language:

  • increase global understanding and competence
  • improve employment potential
  • sharpen cognitive and analytical skills
  • make travel more feasible and enjoyable
  • appreciate international literature, music, and film
  • increase understanding of one's own language and culture
  • improve entry into graduate studies
  • broaden knowledge of the past and of other cultures
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