22 Reasons Why Studying Modern Foreign Languages Was The Best Decision You Ever Made
If you’ve ever wondered whether choosing to study Modern Foreign Languages was a good decision or not, here’s the proof you need.
1. It’s such a broad degree that you find yourself specialising in all manner of areas.
It’s not all just speaking another language.
2. Which means you inevitably end up discovering interests you didn’t even know you had.
3. And no one can ever accuse you of being uncultured.
4. You have more opportunities to meet new people than you might’ve had studying something else.
From language buddies to language societies, it’s unlikely you’ll be lonely.
5. And travelling is literally a requirement for your degree.
6. That’s not even counting the entire year you have to spend abroad.
You’re probably really, really sad about that.
7. You gain a better understanding of English.
Which you didn’t realise you needed.
8. And learn to appreciate the ease of speaking your own language so much more.
The best thing about studying french is that it makes other languages seem easier.
— Bill English (@SirTruthaLot) June 14, 2010
9. As well as the difficulty other people face trying to speak English.
10. One of your exams is only 15 minutes long.
Even if it won’t feel like it while you’re in it. 😅
11. And the crippling fear of taking it will put all other fears into perspective.
12. Reading or watching anything in another language basically counts as revision.
best thing about learning languages is that you can always justify reading things like pointless gossip as studying.
— Kii (@batteryshonen) December 28, 2014
13. As does laughing at the weird things Duolingo asks you to translate.
we've all been there Duolingo pic.twitter.com/7CszkT9a8F
— Jack Бесстрашный (@abjackadabra) June 28, 2016
14. Being able to vent about people in another language so that they have no idea what you’re saying.
15. Or just translate something incorrectly for them on purpose.
16. That feeling of being able to successfully communicate with someone who wasn’t expecting it.
17. And the triumph of realising you just spoke in another language without needing to think about it beforehand.
18. Or when you understood something without needing subtitles. Or Google Translate.
19. Everyone wants you on their pub quiz teams.
20. And you’re extremely useful on holidays.
21. There are so many career options available to you.
It’s not necessarily easy to choose one, but you certainly have options.
22. And even if you end up not using your language skills very often in the future, you still leave university with one of the greatest skills out there.