10 Reasons You Should Learn Another Language

It’s an amazing feeling when you conquer a challenge. From completing your first 5k run to having a conversation with someone in a language you didn’t know three months ago, that buzz when you achieve your goals is indescribable. For many though, life can get in the way of achieving these goals and after the initial ‘New Year, New Me’ resolutions fade, the drive to conquer these challenges can disappear quickly. However, there are some reasons why you shouldn’t give up on one resolution this year – learning a language. We explain why.

Ed Cooke is the co-founder of Memrise, a mobile game that helps people to learn languages fast.

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