The research is complete and the preparation is set to begin. Now you ask yourself why should I learn another language?
Every person who moves abroad has most likely asked themselves that same question and most have received the opinion of others as to why you should learn a foreign language. Advice can be helpful but to answer why should I learn another language it is best to depend on your own independent research.
First it is most important to have a clear idea of how you want to live in your new country. Do you want to live in area that is largely expatriate and associate with others who already speak your native language. In these areas, and there are there are many communities like this, you will depend on those who are bilingual to assist you with doctor appointments, plumbers and most services you will need. Alternatively do you want to be able to go shopping, see a dentist or make reservations without depending on other people to do it for you?
Second are you willing to invest your money, time and energy in order to learn another language? To most the case is clear, life is fuller and much more independent when you do learn the local language.
At this point the next question is how to learn a new language?
There are many ways to answer how to learn a foreign language including self study courses. online schools, classrooms and private tutors.
If you have any suggestions, ideas and or questions please leave a comment below.