May 27, 2017

Will Learning A Foreign Language Help Your Career?

How many languages do you speak? Did you know that learning a foreign language can help to boost your career? It’s true. When you dedicate the time and effort to learning a second language you’ll be on the fast track to job search success.

People saying hello in a variety of different languages

According to, 40% of the world’s population only speak one language. They claim that 43% are bilingual, 13% are trilingual, 3% are multi-lingual, and less than 1% speak 5 languages fluently. Where do you fall in this range? A good chunk of people never learn a language besides their native tongue, yet learning a foreign language is incredibly beneficial.

While the #1 reason to learn a foreign language is to increase your ability to communicate, there are plenty of other reasons for learning a foreign language, including:

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why learning a foreign language will help your career. So why don’t more people do it? It’s easy to make excuses like it’s too hard or you don’t have enough time. Learning a second language will require time and effort, but it’s totally worth it.

If you’re truly considering learning a foreign language, you’ll want to check out these other JobMonkey posts on the topic:

Any language you learn will help your job search, but it’s wise to choose one that relates to your career path, clientele, employer, location, or other factors. When you choose a language that is relevant to your career path, it will help you get ahead faster. Before you start to learn a foreign language, do your research and make a plan.

Once you feel confident in your newfound skills, market your language skills, and use them to help you find a job, land a promotion, relocate, or connect with clients. Learning a foreign language will pay off if you’re up for the task. Why don’t you get started today?

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