Learning Different Languages
Language has been a barrier that has separated human beings for centuries. In our “International Cities” of the world today, it’s commonplace to hear a myriad of languages being spoken in just about any public place. But how did it get to be this way? Why are there so many different tongues? One explanation comes from a bible story about the Tower of Babel. If you are unfamiliar with the story, it can be found in Chapter 11 of the Book of Genesis.
According to the biblical account, a united humanity of people, that spoke a single language, and lived in a very large city called “Babel”, decided they should build an immense tower in the middle of the city. The plan was to build the tower so high, that it would have its “Top in the Heavens”. When God saw what they were doing, and saw that the tower was being built to glorify man, and with the motive of making a name for its builders, God came down and destroyed the tower. Then God “Confounded Their Languages” and scattered the people of the city throughout the Earth. And so the story of “The Tower of Babel” goes, that is how man ended up with so many different languages, in so many different parts of the world.
In today’s world, people that are multilingual are highly sought after by employers that do business Internationally. When traveling to different countries outside of your own, whether it be for business or for pleasure, it’s always nice to be able to communicate with people in their native tongue. Learning a second language now days has never been easier. In the last couple of years there has been an extremely high demand for Language Courses of all types. Even if you don’t learn a second language completely, it’s fairly easy to learn “Conversational Language” for the countries you may be traveling to.
With that under your belt, you can communicate with indigenous people wherever you may be. It’s good to be able to offer a compliment or a greeting, to order food or to make purchases, and use everyday common words and phrases.
Though it has been said by a well know language professor, that to learn a language, you have to “Immerse Yourself In It” and practice daily. I guess it’s all about how much time you have and how much of a language you want to learn.
If you are looking for information on learning a language, visit the authors blog “The Language Professor”, that provides access to many different language courses including European, Middle Eastern, Asian and Jamaican. http://www.thelanguageprofessor.blogspot.com