Importance of languages | Sunday Observer

Importance of languages

“C’est tres important appendre une nouvelle langue”. It is important to learn a new language. Knowing languages is a great asset. Even though we Sri Lankans learn Sinhala, Tamil and English, it is better if you learn another language. People in European countries have a great advantage of learning new languages as they travel to nearby countries often.

If many people in a business know different languages, it is easy for them to expand their organisations across the world. Moreover, travellers can find this extremely useful as they can understand what the people they meet are saying. How many languages do you know? If you know a language other than Sinhala, Tamil and English, it will be beneficial.

Lihini Wijesekara,

Grade 7 J, Lyceum International School, Wattala.