7 Incredibly Useful Benefits of Learning a New Language


so I was sitting with my friends on the
stairs of a fountain at the center of my favorite square and Rome where I used to
gather with my friends to have a few laughs and drinks when all of a sudden I
heard this loud burp behind me and I turned and I asked: “who’s that?!” and “that’s one loud burp”, and actually the person who had done that was a girl, an American
girl who herself asked me: “are you American?” and I told her that I was Italian and that was really surprising and we started chatting and I actually got
to know one of my best friends, who was sitting next to her – that is Garrett – and
this is one of the surprising and unexpected ways in which languages can
actually change and revolutionize your life Imagine a prism: when light hits
that prism you will see its basic components.YOU are that light and
languages are like that prison which help you show and broaden literally the
facets of your personality. Think about it for a second: when you speak a foreign
language, your facial features, the thoughts that you think, your actions,
your reactions are all slightly different than when you speak your
mother tongue and we only have ONE life. it’s true but it’s also true that the
more languages you speak, the more lives we can live within one live span. Learning a language is a little bit like
running a marathon: you learn a lot of valuable life lessons by doing that. For
example, you learn the importance of being humble, the importance of knowing
yourself, knowing when to speed up and when to slow down. The importance of
trial-and-error. Daily routine, regularity, habits, belief in yourself,
and I have learned these life lessons through language and have carried them
over into other fields and domains of life. For example I have learned how to
become more productive, how to develop good sleeping and eating habits. So, it
has brought about a change in my life overall. Traveling is in and of itself an amazing
experience it doesn’t matter where you go and it doesn’t matter how many
languages you speak. But if you speak the local language or you speak many
languages, it changes, it completely changes your experience. Back in the days when I used to live in Paris, I used to carry out this social experiment: I used
to walk into bars speaking English and asking things around and the reaction
was obviously very cold. But then – and within the same day – I used to go to
other bars and speak in French and the reaction was completely different which
goes to show that human beings all across the globe have the same desires,
the same actions, the same thoughts the same reactions and only apparently we
are different through the barrier of language. Every language that you learn
is like a key that unlocks a new pathway to human experience. When you go to the
gym and you see all these big guys you realize that the reason why their
muscles are so big is because they work out. Differently from the muscles,
actually we cannot see the brain itself but the brain works in exactly the same
way: if you make your brain work, your brain will become smoother, leaner and
more efficient and through language learning that can happen very fast.
Language learning has AMAZING benefits in terms of learning other
languages, for example when I started learning Dutch after learning German, or
learning Portuguese after learning Spanish, I was astounded at the rate at
which I was acquiring these languages which is natural because these languages
were similar to the languages I already knew .But in general the more languages
you learn, the more cognitive benefits you reap. For example I am more
socially and culturally aware, I am a better imitator, I’m a better listener, I
think I’m a more empathic person, and a more caring person. Imagine casting a net into the ocean: the bigger and the better the net, the more fish you’re gonna get. Now think about all these social events you have participated in: when you speak
another language and you meet a person who speaks that language, even a few
words in that language can make a difference because you’re establishing a
direct, natural and emphatic relationship with that person,
and that makes all the difference. When it comes to establishing connections,
making long-lasting relationships, friendships and even love, which takes us
to the next point: so this this is what happened 2017 in Prague. I was sitting with
my friends at a hostel and then we started talking to these three French
girls, who were surprised that I spoke French and that I spoke it well, and then thanks to
that I actually established a connection I got to know her better and eventually
she would become my girlfriend now the interesting thing is that speaking
French not only helped me connect, make this connection, but it hope also helped
me solidify and cement this relationship because the quality of the relationship
the empathy between the two of us – that was different and imagine like speaking
languages like having a little Cupid shooting the arrow between you and
another person it actually makes love thrive and I’ve
learned that, you know, the important message that love is the same universal
message for everyone but it’s wrapped up and coded in different cultures and
different cultural codes and to unlock that you need to speak foreign languages.
Back in the days in 2010 when I moved to Paris, I didn’t know exactly what to do
but I knew that I had a big passion for languages and eventually languages caught up with me and found me and I started working with languages so I told
myself “bingo, I do what I love and I love what I do but you don’t have to
necessarily work with languages, meaning, you have to be a translator or you have
to be an interpreter, you can be whatever you want. But if you speak languages if
you have a good command of languages, that can actually make your career
improve and you can find jobs much more easily because with languages you not
only acquire words and sentences but you also acquire a command of the cultural
structures and cultural codes underlying negotiations or other things that can
actually make your life and the life of the company or the organization you work with much easier and smoother. Imagine speaking languages like having a toolbox: the more languages you speak, the more tools you have to do whatever you
want. The bottom line of all this is that learning a language or many languages is
never ever a waste of time it’s not just a matter of learning new sounds or new
sentences or new words it’s about being more: being a more
competent person and more socially and culturally aware person. In the end it’s
about being more empathic, more understanding and more humane, and we
need this in this globalized world. So if you’re thinking of learning a language
just do it NOW, because it will have a huge impact not only on your life but on
the life of those who surround you. If you want to know more just click on the
link in the description box below the video and you will be able to read an
article that I put together about this topic on my brand new website www.lucalampariello.com

91 Replies to “7 Incredibly Useful Benefits of Learning a New Language”

  1. You're my inspiration of learning a new language Lucas. One day I'd like to achieve this level of fluency of English. I'm fighting everyday around this goal, I'll get to do it. Thank you

  2. kiedy wracasz do Polski? , heh , jak gadałeś po angielsku w Paryżu pewnie że będą dla ciebie zimni …to są oszołomy które znaja angola tylko nie chca w nim mówic …gdybyś w Polsce zapytał o droge po angielsku na ulicy każdy ci odpowie ciepło ,przyjażnie i z przyjemnością

  3. Luca you have really stepped up your game! Great professional quality video that I will share with my language learner friends. It's exactly what I need to hear and see as I continue the uphill battle of acquiring my first additional language (Brazilian Portuguese).

  4. Sei un grandissimo luca ho una domanda forse tu puoi aiutarmi anche io sto cercando di migliorare il mio inglese ma ho una memoria che fa schifo nel senso che se io leggo o io ascolto tanti podcasts io al inizio lo capisco ma subito dopo dimentico tutto quello che ho imparato ci sta un modo per nn dimenticare le cose grz ancora ti auguro ancora una buona giornata carissimo 🙂

  5. You have a wondeful outlook on life, gleaming with postivity. That's something I always take from these videos, regardless whether or not it's related to language learning.

  6. Лука, видео невероятно хорошое. Я очень рад, что вы продолжаете сделать такие вещи, как снимать ролики по теме изучения языков. К сожалению, там, где я живу, нет (насколько я знаю) многих людей, изучающих языки с таким удовольствием, с которым мы их изучаем. Но всё же буду пытаться найти таких людей и в общем я думаю, что мы изучаем языки для самого себя, поэтому надо заниматься тем, что нам интересно, а не постоянно думать о других, да? Вам всего доброго от молодого американца! Viel Spaß beim Lernen. Sie haben mich so motiviert, und mein Leben ist wegen Videos von solchen Leuten wie Sie, Steve Kaufmann, Olly, Richard, usw. jetzt viel besser.

  7. It's possible see into your eyes you have a passion, you love the language learning process. Ah… I'd like to learn Polish, but it's very hard, where can i find videos about it? how to learn difficult languages?

  8. Eres un gigante.
    Eres un crack Luca.
    Te admiro y te respeto mucho.
    Quiero seguir tus pasos, eres el más grande ejemplo.
    Nuevamente gracias por tus mensajes tan claros en tus vídeos.
    Soy Luver de Colombia.

  9. Luca, great video!
    In what order should I learn these languages:
    Italian
    French
    Portuguese
    Mandarin Chinese
    English is my native language and I'm learning Spanish. Living in Mexico. I want to learn all of these languages but I'm not sure in what order.

  10. Thanks for the video! You're such a inspiration for me Luca, cause I have a dream to become a polyglot one day. Even though I'm not fluent in English, every single day I keeping improving my English skills. The next step is try to learn Japanese.

  11. One of those rare times you mispronounce a word and I realise again, “Oh that’s right, he’s not a native speaker!” 🎉 You should say “empathic”, not ‘empatic’ 😜 When I first began watching you on YouTube years ago, my Aussie ears thought you were a native English speaker, until you explained otherwise

  12. Excellent!
    Just like listening to a native speaker of English who maybe read his latest new word "empathic" wrong, or first heard it from somebody Irish or West Indian.
    A great video, as always.
    Luke, get in contact if ever you fancy learning Canary Whistle Language.

    Best wishes,
    Patchy..

  13. again … amazing video.
    its the small nuances like for example the subtile way you use the background music that make it really really great man. less is more and whoever produces and mixes it definitely knows what they are doing.

    you just come across muuuuuch better now that the quality of the videos matches the quality of your words and thoughts. and it is a joy to listen to you.

    if theres any way i can help… i dont have much but i love this channel and i am a producer/singer/ songwriter/ guitarist. so if i can support you with what i got … just let me know.

    sky is the limit

  14. Your English is of course excellent. However, keep this in mind >> Empathic: /emˈpæθ.ɪk/* θ = th. One reason I mention it is that way you pronounced it it almost sounded like "emphatic". However, by context I assumed it was "empathic".

  15. Apesar de eu já falar 6 línguas, agora que comecei a aprender seriamente o inglês, e este é o primeiro vídeo que eu consegui entender razoavelmente. Uma sugestão, edite a legenda automática do inglês, para assim melhorar a tradução automática para as outras línguas.

  16. Concordo com você. E também da pra almentar o Qi . Melhora o sono. Elimina pensamentos bobos. Fica tudo mais simples. 📈👍

  17. This is a blast! Thanks Lucca for making this video. It is inspirational to all languages enthusiasts to hear all your wisdoms about life through language acquisition. Keep up the good work!

  18. It's possible for a person who reads on a medium level (B1-B2) after many hard work and a large amount of time to can read a book in English (of course understanding the whole book as a native speaker)? I read two first books of Harry Potter, The Expanse (sc-fi series previously I watched the series) now I read Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson ( I read in my native language couple months ago) . I try read every day articles from BBC News but they are hard to read in my opinion :D.

  19. So sad this guy with the amazing language skills and knowledge has such a less quantity of subscribers. On the internet, there are dozens of scammers who speak English with terrible accents have millions of followers. I know 5 Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Macedonian, Englis and some little-known local languages. I learned all those languages only by my own method that I have improved still when I was in university. I like and agree with most of the ideas of Luca

  20. Dear luca, I've been following you since 2016 and I really like your passions. I'm learning French now. Would you please give me tips, advices, for learning French , thanks

  21. Excellente video Luca. You inspire me to keep improve and get better. I’m learning German (i’m A1 yet) and i’m improve my english each day.. Be a polyglot its my dream. Thanks for the video

  22. You are an inspiration to me Luca. We polyglots are seen as obssesed but we see ourselfs as passionate!
    Do you have an advise for me on how I can make profite from languages online?
    I speek english, spanish, french, german, dutch, italian an arabic as mother tongue.
    I really appreciate your advice sir.

  23. I barely know english, my native language is spanish,I love langueages!, I want to learn, chinese,japanese and maybe korean

  24. I've heard prison instead of prism. Still have to make a long path to improve my listening skills.
    Very fascinating video, thanks.

  25. Hi Luca, You are very inspiring and your commentaries on language learning are useful. I am currently learning Swedish (I already know French, German and some Spanish), and am wondering if you have any suggestions with connecting some of the more difficult to remember words in Swedish. I find referring to German is useful, but like I've mentioned, the more difficult to remember words need some kind of etymology reference. Thank you.

  26. Bravissimo Luca, e vai!!! I really like the new format on your videos, everything is so amazing, I followed you before, ma vedo che ti sei reinventato!!, I like it a lot, eres una gran inspiración para mi, te lo dice una dominicana que vivió en tu linda Italia por 9 años, merci beaucoup per i tuoi consigli!!

  27. Thank you so much . Its very useful. The way u can communicate i mean the talking style, eye contact and behaviour …it was just amazing …again thank you so much . ☺

  28. Awesome content, thanks! Really helps me maintain the motivation to keep studying 🙂

  29. You're absolutely rigth when you say how languages can have a big impact on a persons life ialways heard how some french people act very cold towards foreigners when visiting france & tourists speak other language than french there is this young lady from mexico & she met this guy while working in Chicago U.S.A. to make the story short (he is a fligth attendant works at france airlines) they married she moved to france she makes videos on you tube "una Mexicana en paris" she made one video in which she talks about the things she loves about living in paris & things she hates about paris too she says when her husband is at work she does house work she works in a restaurant in central paris & she tries to mingle with parisians in the streets she begins to speak french which i think she speaks well for being in paris a few years then they just look at her & snob & ignore her because she has an accent when speaking french. The point here is that most french people think that every single person that visits france shoud speak french ,that is ridiculous when those french people visit the u.s. or mexico they are not expected to know english or spanish (iam not generalizing about the whole french population ) it has happened to me working in las vegas nv u.s.a. idealt with tourists from all over the planet & tnat's how i learned french,italian ,& portuguese i lived in vegas since 1971 & worked the first 2 months of 2018 in all those decades i spoke english & my native spanish every single day ,but occasionally i was asked to translate for tourists from italy ,france & portugal or brazil & still am learning new vocabulary , idiomatic expressios & reading & writting magazines & newspapers & still iam surprise to learn new words & learn slang words so yes learning a new language could impact someone's life in that aspect.

  30. You're absolutely rigth when you say how languages can have a big impact on a persons life ialways heard how some french people act very cold towards foreigners when visiting france & tourists speak other language than french there is this young lady from mexico & she met this guy while working in Chicago U.S.A. to make the story short (he is a fligth attendant works at france airlines) they married she moved to france she makes videos on you tube "una Mexicana en paris" she made one video in which she talks about the things she loves about living in paris & things she hates about paris too she says when her husband is at work she does house work she works in a restaurant in central paris & she tries to mingle with parisians in the streets she begins to speak french which i think she speaks well for being in paris a few years then they just look at her & snob & ignore her because she has an accent when speaking french. The point here is that most french people think that every single person that visits france shoud speak french ,that is ridiculous when those french people visit the u.s. or mexico they are not expected to know english or spanish (iam not generalizing about the whole french population ) it has happened to me working in las vegas nv u.s.a. idealt with tourists from all over the planet & tnat's how i learned french,italian ,& portuguese i lived in vegas since 1971 & worked the first 2 months of 2018 in all those decades i spoke english & my native spanish every single day ,but occasionally i was asked to translate for tourists from italy ,france & portugal or brazil & still am learning new vocabulary , idiomatic expressios & reading & writting magazines & newspapers & still iam surprise to learn new words & learn slang words so yes learning a new language could impact someone's life in that aspect.

  31. i really love this video. Can you please give me some advice on my new journey with the German language? thanks. Great job

  32. J’ai enseigné moi-même parler autre langue, et cela langue est la belle langue de français. I have many french friends because I’ve taught myself to speak French. This video is correct in every way.

  33. My main language is Portuguese, and I am Mozambican. I also speak English, and I am learning Greek. I'll learn French sometime soon. It's a cool experience to learn a new and completely different language😅😅

  34. Assolutamente! Adesso sto imrapando l'italiano e credo che é una lingua piú bella che tutti gli altri. Almeno per i miei orecchi.
    Hablando español con fluidez me auydó en una manera increibile. Hago reir a otra gente.Y me escuchan mejor porqúe hablo su lengua madre.No me bastan 5 idiomas. Con tiempo aprenderé más.
    English has helped me to learn Spanish and understand latin languages better and to learn a vast amount of new things.
    Русский навсегда останется моим родным языком.

  35. Congratulations for your video Luca .I'm from Brazil and i stud english for a couple of years, and it's wonderful can be comprehend 98% about your speech. Next year i'll start the spanish learning journey.

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