03/03/2020 09:54

by Marie Sládková

While sitting here in classroom in Ostrava's Czech4You Language Centre, I've come to realise how much my life has changed since I started teaching Czech.  I currently have students from countries such as Australia, Denmark, Japan, Egypt, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela, Italy, Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Poland, Cameroon, China, Russia, Korea, Spain, New Zealand, Colombia and USA (Colorado, Texas, Hawaii, Iowa, California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Ohio). I enjoy teaching very much because I like working with people and communicating with them.

Learning a new language might not be all that easy, but there are many benefits indeed. Many people learn languages for many different reasons. I am writting a few of really good reasons why you should start to learn a new language – Czech language. :-)

The first reason -  you'll have a lot of culture. If you know another language, you'll be more cultured simply because this would permit you to travel more and understand more. You'll also learn new ways of expressing yourself and understanding how things work.

The second reason - you'll discover new. Many doors will open for you once you start. You'll be able to meet other people thanks to your new language. No one knows where life will take us, and knowing this new language might just make your life completely different.

The third reason - people will like you :-) This sounds very self-serving, but what I mean is that they will enjoy your presence. People like people with knowledge, whom they can learn from. People like hearing interesting stories from other countries, so by telling them about your travels and experiences with your new language can be interesting for them.

The fourth reason -  you'll develop your mind. By learning, you exercise your brain. When you learn a new language, you need to put words and verbs together, which works your brain. You'll be very good at associating other things as well.

The fifth reason - why you should learn another language is because it's fun. Learning a language isn't easy, but by enjoying the experience and turning it into an interactive game you can truly have a lot of fun. 

                      My creative and always cheerful student Nico from Malaga (Spain)

The sixth reason - you will definitely develop new friendships :-)

We all say: I'll learn new language after I retire or I'll start learning this when I finish that..., I'll start next year....  But if you don't get moving now, then you'll probably never start.

Now is the time to start studying a new language, not later. You'll benefit from knowing this language sooner than later.

So, if you could start tomorrow, what language would you want to learn?


More info about Czech lessons: www.czech4you.cz


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