What are the most popular languages in the EU?According to the statistical office of the European Union ( Eurostat), English was by far the most popular language at lower secondary level, studied by nearly 17 million pupils (97.3%), followed by French (5 million or 33.8%), then German (3 million or 23.1%) and finally Spanish (2 million or 13.6%).
How do you decide which languages you should learn?It is very common to learn a foreign language in the European Union. For those who are passionate about languages or whose career depends on their languages, we have to be very wise with our choices! Not only does the importance of the language on an international level determine whether or not we should learn it, but we also have to evaluate its suitability for our native language. For example, if you are a native Russian speaker, you might find it much more useful to learn English than to learn Turkish! Which brings me to our topic - I have a few reasons to convince you to learn Arabic. Arabic is a Semitic language that dates back to the 6th century CE and belongs to the same family as Hebrew, Aramaic, etc. But I am not here to talk to you about history. On the contrary, I am here to talk to you about the future.
Why should you learn Arabic?I am not sure if you have noticed, but Arabic was not among the languages frequently learned at school within the European Union. This will precisely be your gateway to a world of opportunities. Here are a few facts to back up my argument.
- Learning Arabic as a second language will make you stand out.
- Learning Arabic will benefit you economically.
- Learning Arabic will open the door to many other languages.
- Learning Arabic will develop your mind and language skills.