Once my grandfather said: “Learn foreign languages, this is the future!” And it really is! Today, knowing one or two foreign languages is already quite common. And if you have not yet decided on the foreign language that you want to learn, Artgetting has selected for you those ones that, in our opinion, can be very useful in 2020.
Spanish. This language is the second after Chinese and has 400 million native speakers in the world. It is the official language of 20 countries. If you know Spanish, you can trabel to Europe and South America and also to North America where Spanish is the seconf language. 13 per cent of the U.S. population speaks Spanish as the first language.
French. It is the fifth most spoken language in the world, and the second-most widely learned langauge after English. It is common language in France, Canada, in many African and Asian countries. French has a rich culture: it is the language of romance, fashion and philosophy, it is also a language of international relations. About 220 million people speak French.
Chinese. It is the most-spoken language in the world, so of course, we advise you to learn it even though it is very hard language. It isnot just one language, it is a group of dialects. Sometimes these dialects are even not very similiar between each other! Standard Chinese is the official language of China and Taiwan (it is known as Mandarin) and 70% of Chinese people speak this dialect. Mandarin allows to communicate in writing with speakesrs of other dialects.
Arabic. It is the language made from 30 modern varieites. Speaking Arabic provides many opportunities for work and traveling. Economies of the Middle East and Africa are growing, so Arabic language is a great opportunity to find a jood job. It is considered to be the 5th most powerful language in the world.
Portuguese. Not only Portugal speak this beautiful languge but also big and powerful country – Brazil, which has the largest economy in Latin America. For example, the British Council added Portuguese in the top 10 most important languages for the UK future.
Japanese. Probably it is still quite unsuaul to pearn Japanese, though this language has over 125 million speakers, this country is quite strong if we speak about stron economy, science and technology. Japanese has challenging grammar, though a simple phonology.
Norwegian. Scandinavians know English language very well, this is the reason why few people speak their languages. If you learn Norwegian, it gives you opportunity to learn Swedish and Danish as all these languages are very similiar. Norwegian is not a difficult language, also it has a wonderful sound.
Hindi. It might be a bit of surprise as Hindi usually doesn`t come to the mind when it comes to foreign languages. Now it is one of the most spoken languages in the world, it is the number 4 on the list with 310 million native speakers. It is also a language which has rich and fascinating cultures.
German. It is the official language of 6 countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein). It has about 100 million native speakers. Also there are many job offers whichr equire knowledge of German language, as Germany has the powerful economy in Europe, so thi slanguage is important for international business and diplomacy.
What foreign languages do you know? What languages are you planning to learn?