Multilingual Language Importance

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The benefits of multilingual language competency have an important influence on different spheres of life on personal, social and professional levels. Knowledge of foreign languages are beneficial every day, either you are communicating with foreign people for personal matters or dealing with professional business at work. Furthermore, multilingualism broadens career perspectives. Nevertheless, the main problem seems to be that people are unable to comprehend these facts, which shows the importance of learning foreign languages. According to the survey done by Eurobarometer “Europeans and their languages” in 2012, just over half of Europeans (54%) are able to hold a conversation in at least one additional language, a quarter (25%) are able to speak at least two additional languages and one in ten (10%) are conversant in at least three. Surprisingly just over forty percent (40%) of Europeans understand at least one foreign language well enough to listen to …show more content…
In Lithuania, for instance, according to the survey Adult Education done by Eurostat in 2009, more than 90% of adults know at least one foreign language and more than two thirds of them know it at a good or proficient level (data based on self-reported statements). The numbers are engaging compared to some other European countries. Multilingualism expands and promotes change, understanding and appreciation of the new languages of the united and diverse Europe. For small nations as Lithuania it seems crucial to learn English, German and French, but it is not enough. Although English may be the language of business throughout the world, but it is important to think about languages of local minorities. Less widely-used languages, languages of neighbor countries, give access to information and knowledge of the world we encounter. Therefore, mastery of at least two foreign languages for Lithuanians is

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