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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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Think from a Student’s mind!

How students behave in a classroom affects how much and how well they learn. Each student has a different mindset and a different approach towards things. Some are too sensitive while the others are too curious; some think why is the earth round and the others think why is their Monday after each Sunday. A school needs to answer each of these questions, as every child’s requirement is different so is the manner in which they need to be dealt with. The student-teacher bonds play a very crucial role and help the best of a student get acknowledged.

Behaviour

Children learn behaviour by watching and imitating others. Many types of behaviour detract from learning. These include talking out of turn, being out of the seat without permission, not paying attention and disrupting other students by making noise or touching them. The teacher needs to identify the problem, figure out how to change the behaviour, find a way to encourage students to follow a pattern of desired behaviour and use this pattern consistently so that all the students are focused on the lesson being taught. Only a good school which understands the need of character building of the students will pay heat to such issues and will work on it.

Rewards

Some students respond to receiving rewards for good behaviour, such as prizes, extra recess or stickers on a chart. Students learn they will get something they want if they behave in a certain way, but they don’t always learn that behaving in a certain way is its own reward. This can prevent students from consistently using the desired behaviour that promotes learning.

Punishment

Some students respond to punishment. They stop using unacceptable behaviour if they know they’ll face consequences for breaking the rules. Students who are verbally corrected, assigned extra work, miss recess or are sent to the principal’s office as punishment often learn to lie or cheat to avoid punishment. Therefore, you need to be extra careful as to how you can make them known their mistake and yet keep them away from the habit of lying and cheating.

Responsibility

Acceptable classroom behaviour should be reinforced by making consequences closer to those of real life. The world doesn’t always punish or reward people who behave in a particular manner. Students need to learn that there are natural rewards and certain consequences that come from certain types of behaviour. This will not only make them more practical but will also make them more acceptable for the forthcoming challenges in future.

Considerations

Schools have sets of rules, and many have school improvement teams that study behaviour’s effect on learning and adjust rules accordingly. It’s helpful to gain support from parents, colleagues and community members to identify problem behaviour, set a good example and teach students to practice proper behaviour.

Children have a varied understanding of things, their perception, and beliefs vary and so are their talents and capabilities. It’s the responsibility of a school to understand their requirements and make their queries resolve and their questions answered. A good school, an understanding teacher, a comfortable learning environment is the best surrounding for a student to develop, learn and excel.