Month: September 2016

Explore New Languages to Discover the Real You

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head, if you talk to him in his own language that goes to his heart. Foreign languages give you an opportunity to enter so many hearts. You should always allow yourself to explore new linguistic territories. No matter it proves productive to you or not you will enjoy the time spent educating yourself and enhancing your personality.

Let’s ponder on some reasons which will further entice you to learn foreign languages:

Give Your Brain a Boost: Speaking a second language each day, keeps the doctor away! Researchers have shown the cognitive benefits of learning a new language. Some positive outputs derived from learning foreign languages are memory improvement, longer attention span, a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline and more. Foreign language acts like a brain booster and helps enhance your knowledge.

Open a New World of Job Opportunities: If this skill of yours goes up to your resume the probability of you getting your dream job grows. In this fast pacing world, every business is intended to expand and enhance and for such expansion, it requires global-minded people. Knowing different languages multiply your opportunity to be a global minded person. It can take you from your town to out of town in just a few steps.

It makes you a better learner: Every time you learn a new language, you find it easier than the one before. The reason is simple, with every new language you study, you figure out ways to learn more efficiently. As you spend time learning your first foreign language, you’ll identify your own inefficiencies and eliminate them. You’ll start gaining momentum in your chosen language and learn more quickly. It makes you a better learner on the whole.

Establish Cross-Cultural Relationship: At times you feel out of place and uncomfortable, you feel you want to be a part of the conversation but you couldn’t. This happens when language becomes a barrier. You may have friends across the globe that you cannot connect to because of the impersonal language usage. Why is English always the only alternatives and at times, not even that? You can’t learn every language in the world and have an intimate knowledge of every single culture out there. But if there’s even one culture that you’d like to understand better or even one person in your life you’d like to know better, then one of the best ways you can start is by learning to speak their language.

Better perspective about your own culture: The best way to know your culture is through the eyes of others. Foreign Language study creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who belong to different cultures. Language and culture are intimately linked, learning a new language will give you an insight into another culture. You will not only judge your culture better but will adapt the positivity of other cultures as well to grow holistically.

It makes you an expert tourist: There’s always a danger of obvious tourists being targets, or getting hassled by touts, which can ruin your experience of a place where people are actually warm and genuine. The knowledge of various languages makes you sound smart here; you not only save your money and energy but manage to have a good holiday experience. You meet interesting people all over the globe when you travel and knowing their language is the biggest aid to make memories.

It Makes you Open-Minded: Learning a foreign language and getting soaked into an entirely new culture and worldview is the surest way to become an open-minded, understanding individual, and that is, absolutely priceless. Seeing the world from a different perspective and understanding where you and others come from is a fantastic, eye-opening experience.

Learning a new language is altogether a new experience and a new way of living. We often forget these things which add so much to our personality. Our education system lacks in such practices, it should be a part of academics when they benefit you in the long run. Recent scientific research on the brain suggests that learning foreign languages makes students smarter overall.  Among the many benefits, it increases students’ mental focus, reading and writing abilities, and even improves mathematical skills. When such skills enhance the children’s ability to perform better, they should be taught to them at the very start itself. Then learning foreign languages won’t appear like a burden but a part of their academics.

Delhi Public School has been one such institute which has been doing a remarkable job in giving their students a holistic growth and better approach towards academics. They have this fascinating ‘7 Language Program’ in their branches in Indirapuram and Meerut road respectively. They have included languages like German, Arabic, French, Sanskrit, Japanese, and Chinese etc. The inclusion of these seven languages is very well drafted keeping in mind the global economy, growth, and development perspective.

Such excellent reach and exposure to students not only adds to their skills but also draft their personality well. Their confidence level increase to many-a-fold, DPS share outclass performances of their students in not just academics but cultural and sports competitions as well. There is a huge chunk of students learning some or the other language which is helping them grow better. It’s a clear observation that these students perform better on all grounds.

Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things but learning another way to think about things. It’s a whole new life you get with new possibilities to meet new endeavours.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head, if you talk to him in his own language that goes to his heart. Foreign languages give you an opportunity to enter so many hearts. You should always allow yourself to explore new linguistic territories. No matter it proves productive to you or not you will enjoy the time spent educating yourself and enhancing your personality.

 

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Be the Parent your Child would love to have

When was the last time you sat with your son and had a good healthy conversation? Last,when did you go with your daughter for shopping? We don’t really keep a count of such things, right?

Childhood is a complicated time phrase, but so is parenthood, as they are directly proportional to each other. As your child grows with that grows his psychological needs, demands and understanding. At times the child fails to express and at times the parents fail to perceive which leads to a distorted childhood.

Now is the time for parents to brush up their science: Science of parenting

Be Friends with them: The early stage of childhood is the most sensitive, the surroundings are new, there are strangers all over and they have just you as their only friends. Now, ‘SCHOOL’ is the biggest introduction in their life. You need to make the child adapt in, this new environment and its belongings; your constant involvement is required. Give the child, the right atmosphere, just dropping them in the morning and getting them back from the school is not your only responsibility. Meet their friends, be in touch with their teachers and stay updated.

Answer their inquisitiveness: As a child grows with his age grows his curiosities, be ready for fresh debates daily. There shall be questions, arguments, discussions but any of these are not wrong rather they should be encouraged. These debates help you to understand your child’s mindset and your job is to satisfy their inquisitiveness, welcome more such arguments to answer all their doubts.

Add Celebration to their life: Be it any age group from primary to college birthdays are very important for every child. Celebrate their birthdays, achievements, events and make them feel you care. Give them a chance to realise how important they are for you. Don’t yell at them for their over-excitements on their birthdays rather gel with them and show the same excitement.

Guide them towards productivity: No matter whether they are primary classes summer holidays or senior classes’ semester break, always encourages your child to use their holidays productively. Always recommend your child to be engaged in learning something new, this will not only add-on to their skills but will also keep them at a distance from inculcating negative habits or wrong indulgence.

Teach them the importance of getting and giving respect: It starts with respect teach, them as torts how important it is to give and get respect. Don’t restrain yourself from checking them at any point of time if they show disrespect or even if they bear disrespect.

Be their Students: Technologies, Television, Video games all are in trend; this is the present scenario and they all are equally important for child’s holistic development. Creating distance between growing technology and your child would be an injustice, but teaching them their right usage is vital. The better way to keep a watch over this would be to become their students. Let them be teachers and narrate you what’s in their mind. Like this, they won’t feel that you are spying on them rather it would account to, healthy involvement.

Keep yourself in their shoes: Before scolding them or interrogating them always keep, yourself in their shoes, get to know why they did so and where did they go wrong. Once you know their side, you would reach to, a better conclusion.

Allow them their Space: Most of the parents get perturbed when their child wants his space. Always allow him his space, give him his time not only it will make him feel independent but he will also become self-reliant, which every parent want his child to be.

Family time is very important: Take out few hours to sit with them and talk, and by talking I, don’t mean about their future goals, percentage and results etc. Just talk about what’s up with their life. Talk with them like a friend, like a student and then as a parent, never demean them. Always watch your behaviour when you are with them, be little extra careful. Don’t disrespect his/her mother in front of him/her because they would be the next one to do the same.

Be the parents your child will love to have. You love them is a fact but showing that love is your responsibility. Make them realise that you just don’t say but you really do care.