Language no bar!

Language no bar!

Though English is the lingua franca, being multilingual has its advantages. Being able to converse in more than one language gives you a chance to explore the unexplored and go to places where you’ve never been before.

Being monolingual stunts your growth and restricts your communication.
The ability to understand the world better emerges from the knowledge of various languages. Hemanth R S, an engineering student who knows four languages, opines that knowing a regional language adds a new dimension to travelling.
“Knowing the local language helps, especially in Southern states, where local tongue assists in reading boards, signs and menus,” he says.

Academically too he benefited, “If we speak Hindi fluently, we tend to make more North Indian friends. They are brilliant and some of them can even help in solving complicated theoretical aspects in a simple way,” he reveals.

Language plays a decisive role in shaping one’s future. Companies prefer people who are multilingual and have a good command over the regional dialect.
The chances of finding a new job, promotions and foreign trips are high when you are multilingual.

Usha A, a young professional, is learning French language. “I have a fascination for foreign languages. I thought it’s high time I learnt a new language which would boost my career. It is a wonderful experience to get first-hand experience of a culture through a language," she includes.
Roji George, an MBA student knows most South Indian languages, in addition to English and Hindi.

“I learnt Telugu during my engineering and Tamil in my first place of work. Now I am learning Kannada alongside my MBA degree," he says and adds, "you make friends easily when you speak in their language.”

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