“It is worthwhile studying other peoples because every understanding of another culture is an experiment with our own.” ― Roy Wagner, The Invention of Culture.
Beyond the obvious bilingual benefits of communicating with more people, being bilingual means you have some other distinct assets to offer the business world.
Let’s look at how becoming bilingual can help you develop in the work sphere.
6- Remote work from home & flexible jobs
With the demand for remote jobs rapidly increasing, bilingual is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand skills in today’s job market.
Having a remote job can save you time and money by eliminating your commute and reducing other costs associated with working in a traditional workplace. Some types of remote workers, such as freelancers, prefer to receive a salary and benefits from an employer while working away from the office. In contrast, others enjoy being able to set their schedules.
7- Set up your own business
Being bilingual (or multilingual) expands your horizons and allows you to communicate with a more significant portion of the global population. It also increases your business options.
Globalization and technological advancements have done a lot to break down cultural and geographical boundaries. However, language barriers still exist, limiting the opportunities for business growth. If an enterprise can bridge the cultural gap, it opens up the doors to more significant investment opportunities, foreign offices, and partnerships, even if you are a small entrepreneur.
8- Being a better communicator
Bilingual and multilingual people are better communicators.
Bilingual brains are used to understanding ideas and values in more than one language. So, in an age when communication happens every day globally, the ability to interact effectively and efficiently in more than one language is advantageous to companies in any field.
9- Boosted Creativity
Bilingualism can improve a speaker’s mind, both young and old. Not only do bilinguals think more intelligent, but they also appear to think more creatively than those who only speak one language.
10- Being an expert problem solvers
Even when a bilingual speaks just one language, their brain has activated language systems, increasing brainpower. Bilinguals are thought to be more proficient at working through certain mental puzzles because of this. Having expert problem solvers is always highly coveted.
WEEKLY VOCABULARY 🗣
Fluent: able to express oneself easily and articulately.
Advantageous: furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial.
Multilingual: in or using several languages.
Brainpower: mental ability; intelligence.
Freelancer: an independent laborer who earns wages on a per-job or per-task basis, typically for short-term work.
PHRASAL VERBS ✍
Give up: stop trying to do something due to a lack of success.
“Never give up studying your English lessons.”
Look forward to: to anticipating something.
“I’m looking forward to meeting the new office in China.”
At a loss for words: you are stunned to the point of speechlessness.
In plain English: in clear, simple language.
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