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Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Yes, it expands the mind but we usually don't retain much -- and then there's the opportunity cost.

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Is learning _________ worth it? Only if you can put it towards your career goals. You cannot put a value on knowing _________ unless that value is measured in $$$.

Oh wait, that's nonsense. Foreign language skills make your brain bigger, help you qualify for better jobs in new markets, and help you attract a spouse. (So they say).

Does other learning do that? Does any learning?

Mar. 06 2014 10:30 AM

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