Disadvantages of Learning Foreign Language

1489 Words Sep 14th, 2011 6 Pages
By Rebekah Richards
Learning a foreign language has some obvious benefits: you can learn about other cultures, improve your job prospects and travel through foreign countries more easily. However, learning a foreign language has some disadvantages, too, such as the cost of language courses and the time it requires. Weighing the costs and benefits can help you decide whether learning a foreign language is the right choice for you.
Learning foreign language study isn't right for everyone
Learning a foreign language can be expensive, especially if you take college courses or pay for private tutoring. It's possible to learn a foreign language from books or computer programs, which often cost less, but
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Actually, learn a new thing might sound difficult. But as long as we tend to continue, it might turn to be more interesting and a lot easier. It goes the same thing with learning languages. At the end we might learn many languages without help from teachers and a big book of dictionary. Furthermore, not all languages are extremely difficult to learn. When we get try, we will find that it will gets easier and easier. It is actually depends on a person's language learning ability, intensity of instruction, learning environment, motivation, and prior experience in learning foreign languages. Otherwise, it also depends on the level of proficiency the person wishes to attain. To gain basic conversational skills doesn’t take very long, and it opens us up to an entire world of possibilities. Besides that, for make us easy in learning foreign language, maybe we can learn by reading or watching foreign news. After that with easy we can talk to people we couldn’t before, understand things that we didn’t before, and understand another culture that much better. Lastly, we can argue that learning foreign language is difficult.

Opportunity Cost - The opportunity cost of studying a foreign language is the value of what you could do instead. Studying a foreign language requires a significant investment of your time, effort and money. You could do something else with those resources, such as spend time with your
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