Why You Should Speak More Than One Language Essay

773 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Why you should speak more than one language.
“Language is an abstract system of symbol and meanings. This system includes grammar that relates meaning so that we can communicate with each other.” ("Role of Language In Human Life") Language is extremely important in a human’s everyday life, it is essential to interact with others. Humans use language to inform others the way they feel and what they desire, and to understand and question the world they live in. To communicate with each other, people use not only words but body language, gestures, and different tones of voice depending on what feeling they are trying to communicate. But with no doubt, communication through spoken language is one of the many -if not the most- important and effective ways of communication.
Currently, there are about 7,000 known spoken languages around the world, according to Ethnologue, which is considered to be “the most extensive catalogue of the languages of the world.” Sadly, this number declines every month. Of these languages, “90% are spoken by less than 100,000 people.” (Ethnologue.)
In such a diverse world, why should a person be limited to speak only one language when there’s thousands out there? The thing is that today, more than half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual (Ethnologue). There are many reasons why you should speak more than language, which according to Fluent in 3 Months are: “To have better job opportunities, to create more…

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