Prepare for your exchange semester abroad
Fluency in two or more languages is one of the top skills demanded by employers. Having a language or two on your CV sets you apart from candidates who only speak their native language. Employers want personnel who can communicate fluently with foreign colleagues, customers and suppliers and if your career takes you into service industries, the ability to speak with foreign-born populations is always going to give you an edge. A second language won't only help you land a dream career, it will probably deliver a better salary! Who doesn't love to travel? Today, the world is on our doorstep and we can all explore new places and cultures. But, without the language, it's hard to get beyond the tourist trail. When you take an Italian, Spanish or English immersion programme with Babbel you'll have more appreciation of the customs, traditions and history of other countries as well as more enjoyment of their cuisine and entertainment. Study another language with Babbel student courses and you'll also deepen positive attitudes to the culture surrounding that language.
Increase your confidence, word by word
Learning a new language is a process. A process where you'll sometimes make mistakes or feel self-conscious, especially when speaking it for the first time. This will take you out of your comfort zone which is good. It will give you a real sense of accomplishment when you push yourself and make progress. This boost to your confidence spills over into other areas of your life. When you first start speaking a new language, you have to stop and think before formulating a sentence. This gives you a moment to make a clear-headed response, helping develop your reasoning and critical-thinking skills. What other transferable skills do Babbel language courses develop? Improved memory, concentration, cognitive and listening skills as well as enhanced problem-solving, flexibility and creativity.
Research shows that a learner's first language impacts on the way a second language is learnt. Babbel courses take this into account. Whether you're learning Spanish as an English or Italian native speaker, the course content is adapted to this. Interactive multimedia lessons develop your listening, reading and writing skills while speech recognition ensures your pronunciation is spot on! Babbel's language courses for students let you work at your own pace. Once you subscribed, your personal dashboard stores your progress in the cloud. You can go back and practise a session as often as you like. Everything is fully integrated across web, iOS and Android applications, syncing seamlessly with all of your devices. If you know you're going to be travelling and won't have connectivity for a while, you can even download courses to work on offline. You really can learn whenever you want and wherever you are!