5 Ways Learning a Language Will Make You Stand Out From The Crowd

Only 1 in 5 Americans speak a second language. That means only 1 in 5 Americans is a cool cat.
May 17, 2016
5 Ways Learning a Language Will Make You Stand Out From The Crowd

Did you know that only 1 in 5 Americans speaks a second language? Here’s how joining that special minority can make you stand out from the crowd, find friends, improve your travel and more!

 

Take Babbel’s bite-sized lessons for one month. It doesn’t matter if your accent is terrible and your vocabulary is tiny — people will respect the effort, and you’ll make lots of new friends! Study buddies and friendships are born hourly on Babbel’s discussion boards.

 

Whether you’re looking for love or have already found it, speaking another language is sexy! Polishing up with the adaptive review manager will give you the confidence to say something special to your special someone, or to catch the eye of matches on dating sites.

 

Print out Babbel’s certificates for completed courses. Having a second language on your resume — with the proof to back it up — will impress your current or potential employers.

 

Try reading material from your newfound language. Whether you’re reading Don Quixote in Spanish or just the sports section of a Mexican newspaper, you’re going to pick up new skills and make people very curious about what you’re reading!

 

Americans get a bad rep when we travel abroad. If you have even rudimentary language skills in the country you’re visiting, you’re guaranteed to get the inside scoop on the best dining experiences, nightlife, and cultural hotspots!

Learn a new language today.
Try Babbel
Author Headshot
Peter Niemczyk
Peter is a New York born writer, journalist, and blogger, who loves to analyze movies, politics, and social trends. He does not enjoy analyzing his diet and exercise habits.
Peter is a New York born writer, journalist, and blogger, who loves to analyze movies, politics, and social trends. He does not enjoy analyzing his diet and exercise habits.

Recommended Articles

How Knowing Languages Will Save You Money On Vacation

How Knowing Languages Will Save You Money On Vacation

You scour the web for cheap flights and budget accommodation, but when you arrive in your destination you find yourself drawn to translated menus, organised tours and bars from which English emanates. In this article we discuss how knowing a bit of the native language can both save you money and enrich your experience.
How To Learn Any Language With An App

How To Learn Any Language With An App

Apps are all the rage nowadays, and for good reason. They can help you out in just about every area of your life, whether it’s keeping fit, organizing your schedule, communicating with friends, or even learning a language. Just like any tool though, you need to know how to use it properly to really benefit. Here’s a user guide for optimal app use, provided courtesy of an app-addicted superuser.
5 Things Keeping You From Learning a Language

5 Things Keeping You From Learning a Language

How often have you tried learning a language only to give up soon after? You probably unconsciously committed a few of these “strategic” mistakes.