Perhaps, some people may travel around the world and still not adapt to the vast array of cultures, but what most people understand is the fact that the world is experiencing great linguistic and cultural diversity.
Today, when we hear about foreign languages, people often think about dominant languages such as English, Spanish, Chinese, and German. However, the truth is that there are a great number of languages that are interesting to learn and should be given importance as well.
Although English is the most dominant of all languages, the functions and significance of other minor languages should still be recognized. Due to the multilingualism of every country, people tend to learn a second foreign language in order to overcome the language diversity in communication.
Knowing a second language is very common in the world today, especially if your work is dealing with international affairs. Learning a second language may require a big investment of finances and time, and thus, language students should ensure that choosing a second language to learn will benefit them either for their professional or personality development.
But, what is the most interesting language to learn? What are the factors that should be considered in choosing a second language to learn? What makes a language interesting to learn?
Every language has a different international status, which affects the choice and interest of every person in language learning. One of the best examples is the influence and massive use of the English language in international markets and education. People are attached and keen to learn the dominant English language because of its great status internationally, however, some people prefer to learn a language, which is simple and uncommon to language students.
Some linguists believe that Bahasa Indonesia is one of the most interesting languages to learn. People often believe that the Indonesian language is simple and easy, and its grammar is not very complex and quite easy to learn. But, why study it? The Indonesian language is much easier to learn because it largely ignores suffixes and prefixes, but most learners of the Indonesian language consider these factors affecting their learning efficiency in Indonesian language. On the other hand, other linguists believe that Korean is the most interesting language to learn. The fact is that most Koreans cannot speak English, and foreigners are exerting efforts to learn how to read and speak the Korean language. However, learning Korean is complex; it has a phonetic system, but is based on the formation of the syllabic units. What makes the Korean language unique is the fact that basic consonants were created in replication of the human pronunciation organs, imitating the shapes of articulation at the moment they are pronounced.
Learning languages could be interesting and helpful; it does not matter which language a person prefer to learn. There are numerous advantages of learning a second language to people, be it for professional purposes or developing self-esteem. In addition, learning a second language is not that easy, whether learning a dominant or minor language; the most important thing is that you should be interested and give effort and time to your language learning.