Benefits of Learning A Second Language

4 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2021

Date Written: May 20, 2021


Learning a second language provides several advantages, and it can be beneficial for people and society. Speaking an additional language might be enjoyable and boosts self-confidence and facilitates many aspects of daily life such as understanding movies easier, making friends, and traveling procedures. However, mastering a second language is a challenge and requires significant effort and time. For instance, learning English as a second language is effortless compared to learning Dutch or Chinese. As Bentz et al. (2018) mention, there are more than 7000 languages around the globe, and a person has several options to learn different languages and select an appropriate language to acquire its benefits. Moreover, learning a foreign language is much easier for children and will support them with their education and career (Stein-Smith, 2017). Overall, learning a second language as a professional and speaking it fluently provides various advantages and opportunities for human brain development, career promotion, and social activities.

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Jasim, Yaser, Benefits of Learning A Second Language (May 20, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

Yaser Jasim (Contact Author)

Cihan University-Erbil ( email )

Mosul Street, Nawroz, Erbil, Iraq
Erbil, Erbil 44001

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