Values of Foreign Language Learning

 

Helps expand one’s view of the world

Encourages critical reflection on the relation of language and culture, language and thought

Fosters an understanding of the interrelation of language and human nature

Contributes to cultural awareness

Expands one’s opportunities for leisure activities (travel, reading, viewing foreign language films)

Develops the intellect (includes learning how to learn)

Exposes the learner to modes of thought outside the native language

Builds practical skills (for travel or commerce purposes)

Teaches and encourages respect for other peoples

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