Would You Prefer to Learn One of the World’s Most Spoken Languages or an Obscure One? (Part I)

1280-facebook-graph-study-group.jpgThere are many different reasons for choosing to study one language over all of the other ones which are around. I am always fascinated to find out why language students have chosen the one they are learning. I thought it might, therefore, be a good idea to think about some of the top reasons for doing this.

Because So Many People Speak It

If you want to be able to speak to well over 12% of the world’s population in their native language then it is time to learn Mandarin Chinese. Second place is closely contested between English and Spanish, with the Castilian tongue edging it. To learn Spanish London is a great place to get started. There are native speaking communities in the UK capital where you can go to practise and enjoy being surrounded by the language. The rest of the tongues on the list of most native speakers include the likes of Hindi and Arabic, with French and Portuguese being the only other European languages in the top 10.

Because It Sounds Like Fun 

If you are lucky enough to be able to learn a language because it sounds like good fun then this is great. There are lots of interesting tongues scattered across the globe. Whether you love the sing song Italian accent, the amazingly long German words or the complex nature of the Japanese language you should find something to suit you. With Listen & Learn you can choose the language which most appeals to you and then have fun learning it.