The Quest Of Learning A Foreign Language

By Cheval John

A quest is something that many should pursue if they want to have a fulfilling life.

The problem is that many are content with the o.k. lives that they have.

While others might think that pursuing a quest means going sky diving or climbing Mount Everest.

Those are worthy quest in a sense because you are pushing your limit.

However, pursuing a quest can be something that is not so adventurous.

Like learning multiple languages and becoming bilingual or even a polyglot.

You might even know that being bilingual, trilingual, or a polyglot can help a person to have more work opportunities according this article by Laura Morsch of Career Builder.com.

Some might think that it is too late to learn another language in their adult years.

They believe that if they don’t learn a second or even a third language by a certain age, they will miss out on the opportunity to be bilingual.

That is certainly not the case.

According to this article by Lucy Kinder of The Telegraph, learning a second language can allow your brain from getting dementia years later than those who only know one language.

This should give you encouragement to pursue language learning.

You might have the excuse that you do not have the time to learn another language because you are working full time or you are not living in another country where the language is spoken, etc.

Steve Kaufmann, founder of LingQ.com, explains in this interview with John Forthingham of I2mastery.com, that he spent time in Hong Kong in the late 60s where English was the predominant language and was still able to learn Mandarin Chinese.

He did not have all of the resources like Duolingo or iTalki plus the internet to chat with native language speakers that we have today.

And to add on to the fact of learning language late in life, Mr. Kaufmann, who speaks 11 languages, learned five of those languages after the age of 55.

Another benefit of knowing a lot of languages is the option of watching a major sporting event like the World Cup on television.

If you do not like the English commentary, you have the option of watching the same matchup in a different language and still be able to follow the matchup.

I will admit that it is great to be bilingual because of the options of watching a sporting event in a different language.

Now I feel that I am still limited despite knowing both English and Spanish.

My goal is to learn as many languages as possible during my lifetime.

And I have started this journey with Portuguese.

Though I began learning Portuguese last year, I did not continue with learning the language.

So I have restarted that goal of learning Portuguese and my goal is to be fluent in the language by the end of this year.

I honestly believe that I can achieve fluency in Portuguese because I have seen others achieve fluency in a short amount of time.

So in reality, it is never too late to learn a language late in life.

The only question is, “Who Will Join In On Learning Another Language?”

About Cheval John

Cheval John is the Founder and CEO of Vallano Media, LLC, a marketing agency that helps businesses to use social media correctly to build a loyal following and become more profitable.

Cheval is also the host of an online radio show/podcast called, “What’s The Word?”

He is the author of two books including the Amazon Best-Seller, “8 Lessons Every Podcaster Needs To Learn.”

He has spoken at Social Media Week Lima in Ohio and at Social Media Day Houston 2017 about topics around live streaming and podcasting.

Cheval has been featured in media outlets like Ebony Magazine and was named a Houston Top 25 Social Media Power Influencer in 2016 and 2017.

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