Woman's Secret ~ How and Why to Learn Spanish Best and Why it might Increase Your Income and Your Career, Especailly while Living in the U.S.
I know all of you thought hard about gaining a MBA but this might sound corny to some of you but why would a person in business want to be fluent in another language?
It isn't obvious at first and it takes a bit of thought to realize why you being FLUENT in another language might be a good investment.
If you have any inclination here are the 3 biggies: Spanish, French of German. Also learning Arabic and Chinese will take more time because their structures differ from English. So that is why the 3 biggies and maybe even Italian or Portuguese might be better choices.
If you had a choice living in the US it would be Spanish. In fact, when I shop at COSCO I get a chance to use it. We also have some cleaners and even a grounds-man who are Hispanic and I talk to them while they are cleaning our home. I try to get every chance I can to speak the language.
If you live closer to Montreal maybe French you should learn. This might not be an obvious choice but did you know that having an extra credential on your resume, such as a language may offer you a leg up on the competition. You learn a language which is a location where you can use it to maintain it.
Why you may say is this of value. I used to be fluent in French and Spanish. I was fluent in both in my 20's.
But for some reason because of career I lost both. However, I am deciding now to get my Spanish up and running again.
Yes being fluent before makes it easier to relearn but still it takes a lot of work. Here is hint that might help if you ever decide to go this route. In fact, my wife has little inclinations of doing what I do but it is a bit selfish on my behalf. because even being married, I still need to look after my needs to feel happy.
Did you know that learning a language and another culture as you grow in it can create happiness? Interesting idea isn't it. Make it all about me to succeed.
If you ever decide to venture into this unknown territory and getting a start from a prior polyglot here is how you go about it. There are so many ways on the web. Here are a few: Duolingo, Memrise one that I like. Spanishsynergy.com, Destiono.com also Itaki.com and a host of others.
I have chosen to relearn Spanish because there are so many Hispanics living in the US. If close to Quebec, then French is a good choice. You have to continue to practice to keep this skill fresh otherwise you will lose it as fast as you learned it.
So how do you learn quickly you may ask? I believe that if after you graduate you can get close to fluency in about 3 to 6 months if you treat it like it is the most important thing in your life. You have to be serious and casual learner always will burn out.
Treat learning a language as if you were a child again. Forget about all those verb conjugations. It is a waste of time. Children come at a language at I and me and not you and we. So if you can rally about 500 - 1000 words and about 50 verbs and many 100 phrases you are fluent.
Makes sure your verbs forms you memorize are: necessito, quiero, debo, tengo hablo, como. bebo, digo, apprendo, first person singular to memorize your verbs FAST and learn quickly the other verb forms as you go.
It is like you are a child all over and we once you begin to talk about I and me or me llamo Steve, or whatever name you want to add etc. and what you need or want and avoid all of those unnecessary he and she and we and they memorizations.
Later like a child learns you can add he or she necessite, quiere, or we tenemous etc. and include others in your conversations as you grow in the language.
If you are interesting in learning another language it is best to learn from a previous polyglot like I learned my first time on how to study by speaking the language FIRST.
You want to learn as FAST as you can and begin talking as fast as you can. You want fluency not unnecessary memorizing a bunch of words and not learning how to speak to others in that language. Any other approach is a waste of time.
Get down what you need to talk about yourself and begin speaking in the language as quick as you can like a child does. Then later spread out learning and include others and their needs as you spread out your wings once you begin to venture further out as a child does.
Children learn about you and we much later on and when learning a language that is how you can learn quickly too. Everyone likes to talk about themselves any ways in conversation, so why not you do the same as you learn. You won't be any different from any one else if you start this way too.
Your goal in taking all the time to learn another language is not verb conjugation but it is the 3 C's which are conversation, conversation, conversation and you don't operate the same way they teach language at college.
What you learn at college in learning a language is a waste of time and money. Only 4% of those taking a language at college can converse in that language so you have to find another way and make it your own way to become successful. If you can't speak the language you are not fluent. That is the reality.
And all those courses that teach verb conjugations are a waste of your time.
Also, when you learn another language you not only learn the language but the culture and you become a different person than simple a Anglo-glot.
Sorry if this might be gibberish and boring but understanding that learning another language and culture might be to your advantage as well as getting you MBA.
So here are some links I added here that may help you realize that if any of you have any affinity to knowing another language this might make a big why. Once completing your MBA learning another language if you don't have one might also add to your employability too.
How to speak Spanish fluently