CHAGUANAS, Trinidad & Tobago
- March 27, 2018
-- Learning a new language can hold many benefits to anyone. For example, an entrepreneur selling a product can defy borders of location and promote to persons in a foreign country. Language should no longer be considered a barrier with options such as Google translate which is readily available for use by anyone with an internet connection on their smart phone. However, many have chosen to take their knowledge a step further and learn about the origins of the language and the culture which it stems. This is to get a deeper understanding of the how to effectively use the language and communicate better with the native speakers. Being able to speak another language allows you to network across regions, understand news and events happening in different regions of the world, even help you navigate the land by asking directions if you are unfamiliar. In summary, learning a language has endless possibilities.
Which language to learn? Spanish is commonly sought out as the language that most business people in Trinidad yearn to become fluent in. The recent influx of Venezuelans has made that language more feasible to learn. Beyond the immigrants, job opportunities specifically ask for another language and highlight that Spanish would be preferred. Another commonly sought out language is French. This is commonly referred to as the language of love. However, there are many opportunities that can stem from knowing the language. Aside from business, consider being able to explore France without a tour guide. It is a wonderful accomplishment to master a language. One thing we hold in common, is that we start off as beginners.
The way in which you go about learning a language can impact your success of it. You should consider first how you learn best. Are you a visual learner or kinesthetic?
Which method of learning would best suit you? Consider to your learning style if the best place for you would be in a classroom, or if you can self-study your way through learning either or both languages. The benefit of a classroom experience would be that you have interaction with someone versed in it. For example, your lecturer would be able to help you with pronunciation. Whereas, if you use flash cards and a book, you would be alone to interpret whether you are saying the words correctly. Further, you can use Google here again to help you practice, but unless you are really dedicated, chances are you would begin a journey and then not follow up on it. Having a classroom experience would enable you to set deadlines for yourself. To engage with others that share a similar passion for the language or that have similar goals. You can also gain a certification to prove to potential employers (or the current employer) about your accomplishments. In this regard, weigh out exactly why you want to learn a new language and which method of learning would yield the best results for you.
If you have chosen to study via an institution, consider CTS College ( https://www.ctscbcs.com/business-certifications/spanish-c...
) . There are programmes for both Spanish and French, that begin with the basics. The tuition cost is affordable and the days are flexible. You would gain a certification at the end and have lecturers that are native to the island for which tongue they speak. They are professional and courteous and a worth-while investment.
CTS College of Business and Computer Science