Education 31


The importance of speaking foreign languages



 I think it is very important to speak foreign languages for the following three reasons.
 The first reason is that in a globalizing society, communication skills in foreign languages are highly valued. With high technology, we will have more opportunities to communicate with people from different countries. Under the circumstances, it is certainly important to command foreign languages as communicate tools.
 The second reason is that foreign languages provide a wider variety of amusements. For example, with foreign languages, one can enjoy chatting with people of different nationalities and they can read original foreign novels and they can watch foreign movies without subtitles. These things certainly enrich people’s life.
 The last reason is that speaking foreign languages broadens people’s cultural horizons. Speaking with people from different cultures surely broadens your cultural perspectives. Moreover learning a foreign language is learning a foreign culture because a language represents its culture. Therefore it helps people to be more internationally minded.
 As I mentioned, for the aforesaid three reasons, I think it is very important to speak foreign languages.