Learning a new foreign language can open you many doors, whether you are doing business internationally, boost your career or even if you are just traveling to another country.
With over 400 million speakers of English as their mother tongue and over 700 million speakers of English as a foreign language, it's easy to see how important is the most widely spoken and written language in the world.
Aspiring professionals, recognise that English can open the door to numerous opportunities.
If you speak Spanish, you can communicate with almost 500 million people worldwide!
Think how many more employment options that gives you!
And if you want to take a trip to Spain or Latin America, a little knowledge of Spanish will go a long way.
French is the only foreign language that can be useful throughout the world as well as in the United States. French as a foreign language is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English. When deciding on a foreign language for work or school, consider that French is the language that will give you the most choices later on in your studies or your career.
- French in France
Many people rate "learning Italian" as the most beautiful spoken language in the world: Speaking of opera, painting, design, architecture, cooking, love or god in italian makes you feel you finally understood the topic. Italian is a Romance language spoken by about 70 million people, most of whom live in Italy. Italian is also official language of San Marino, Vatican City and Switzerland.
- Italian in Italy
Rome, Florence, Milan, Siena...
German is the native language of about 100 million people, chiefly in the countries Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
German is spoken as a second language in many countries in Eastern Europe where German culture and language have been an important common bond through the centuries.
Portuguese is a beautiful Romance language which is spoken by over of 200 million of native speakers. Portuguese is a official language of seven countries, second official language of two countries, and spoken in several countries as non official language. Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language and the second spoken Romance Language.
Russian ranks as one of the five major world languages, it's spoken by 280 million people and over a quarter of the world's scientific literature is published in Russian.
There are a variety of career opportunities in both governmental and non-governmental organizations for people with Russian language skills.
- Russian in Russia
Moscow, St. Petersburg...
Chinese language is spoken by more than one billion people and is the number one spoken language in the world. Learning Chinese language is a great experience; it's mentally stimulating and fun, helps to understand Chinese culture, literature and history and in addition it can enhance your business relation because many companies do business with China and they are now looking for people who can speak Chinese.
- Chinese in China
Learning Greek is an opportunity to be in vanguard with other languages, because in the New Europe the professionals who dominate all the languages are needed.
Greek is a useful language, spoken by millions of Greek people origin in any part of the world especially USA and Australia, it is near language to the Spanish by their phonetic and structures.
- Greek in Greece
Athens, Chania, Thessaloniki...
Arabic is one of the six major languages of the world with an estimated 186 million native speakers.
The importance of Arabic has increased in the social and professional spheres. Today, there is a renewed call to learn Arabic because of the universal revolution of communication, technological progress, economic cooperation and tourism.
- Arabic in Egypt