At the beginning of January I’m sure many of us made a New Years Resolution. In fact it is believed that almost half of the adult population of the UK makes a New Years Resolution! Amongst the top 10 most popular resolutions is learning a new language. This is probably because learning a language ticks a lot of the boxes for people making plans for the new year.
Firstly, it gives you a new skill or the chance to improve on an old one. Perhaps you studied a foreign language at school or maybe it was your New Years Resolution in a previous year but you didn’t manage to stick to it! Whatever the case, you like the idea of learning something new and useful and a language offers you that. For some people they are looking for a resolution to help them make new friends and meet new people. Joining a language class is a great way to meet people from all walks of life whilst knowing you already have at least one common interest! A lot of people like the idea of putting something exciting like travelling more in their New Years Resolutions or even moving abroad. Learning a new language often ties in with this and helps them make this goal more achievable.
These are just some of the reasons why people choose learning a new language as one of their new years resolutions. However, it probably comes as no surprise to you that 88% of New Years Resolutions are broken…so beware!