Global Arena is the premier source for personalized language training programs. We offer lessons in over 150 languages. Our trainers are native speakers who are dedicated to helping you achieve success in your language-learning endeavors. We’ll work with you to ensure that you’re able to meet your goals—for any reason you’d like to learn.
Motivations for Language Learning
There are two main ways to categorize reasons for deciding to learn a new language: integrative motivators and instrumental motivators.
Integrative motivators include any reasons for language-learning based on a desire to communicate in order to continue building a relationship. This can include any type of relationship: business, personal, or romantic. Integrative motivators also include wanting to learn a new language to honor heritage, culture, and family.
Instrumental motivators are the practical reasons someone wants to learn a language. Practical reasons include a wide array of options. One might want to increase career opportunities. Learning a new language could be a way to fulfill an academic requirement. People also often start learning a language to better experience an upcoming trip abroad. Travel is so much more fulfilling when you can express yourself properly and communicate with the people around you!
Regardless of the motivation, Global Arena offers personalized language training programs for over 150 languages. Our goal is to bridge communication gaps and build rapport between friends, coworkers, and communities. Contact us today to learn more about our personalized language training programs.
What are the benefits of learning a new language?
Studying a new language can be challenging. There are so many factors. If you want to learn to speak fluently, you need to practice proper pronunciation. You have new vocabulary lists, new verb tenses, and new grammar. You begin to understand how to place new words into context. The focus required to both learn and retain another language has additional benefits beyond everyday communication.
A study by Pennsylvania State University found that bilingual speakers are better than monolingual speakers at multitasking. This is likely due to their continual need to switch between languages, or “code switch.” Bilingual students receive higher grades than monolingual students on standard ACT / SAT tests.
The Public Research Center for Health in Luxembourg conducted a study relating language and neurodegenerative diseases. The study determined that people who know two or more languages have lowered rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Polyglots (people who know multiple languages) have a competitive edge in the job market. Their language skills are a valuable asset and companies will pay higher salaries to employees with those skills. Being able to communicate fluently in another language opens a world of possibilities for international relations and trade. Multilingual employees are also an asset for a company planning to expand abroad. Relocation is much easier when the employee already knows the language.
Learning a new language heightens the ability to remember lists and people’s names due to the cognitive skills and brain power utilized. It’s similar to exercising muscles to build strength. As you practice and continue your lessons, your confidence will increase and you’ll find yourself more and more comfortable. One of the best ways to learn a new language is to speak with native speakers. Global Arena’s trainers will be happy to work with you from your first words to total fluency.
The Global Arena Team Network.
Global Arena’s coordination team works in conjunction with our extensive network of teachers. Our platform and procedures allow us to provide language training virtually anywhere in the world. Global Arena offer over 150 languages and language pairings to fit your needs.
We pride ourselves on our strict criteria: native-level fluency, advanced academic qualifications, and experience. We want to ensure that students are learning from some of the best teachers in the field. Our initial student assessment determines skill level, allowing us to customize a needs-based program. We understand the importance of the student-teacher relationship. Our assessment properly matches students with their future teachers.
The Flexibility You Need
A tailored training is designed to work around the student’s schedule and lifestyle. We offer classes at home, in the office, and during the day, night, or on weekends. Global Arena also collects feedback and runs progress reports. We’ll monitor your program to make sure the needs, pace, and progress towards personal goals are on track. Our coordination team members are always available to help you and discuss your lessons.
The Telegraph. June 9, 2013, Why learn a foreign language? author Anne Merritt – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/10126883/Why-learn-a-foreign-language-Benefits-of-bilingualism.html
Travel + Leisure. February 2, 2017, 5 Proven Benefits of Learning a New Language. author RichelleSzypulski http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/offbeat/health-benefits-learning-new-language