World Languages

Top 10 Reasons To Study A Foreign Language


You wont have to read the subtitles at foreign films.


You will increase the number of brain cells you have.


You will impress your date at a fancy restaurant by ordering dishes like 
Boeuf Bourguignon, using correct pronunciation.


You can drop names like Ibsen, Confucius, Nietzsche, Camus, Cicero, Dostoevsky,
and Cervantes at parties after having read them, in the original !


You will know what words like deja vu, Perestroika, Tiananmen,
smorgasbord, Zeitgeist, and macho REALLY mean.


You can get on track early with foreign language classes to prepare for study
or internships abroad for a year, a semester, or a summer.


When you travel abroad you will be able to talk to people in their language,
thus experience up close and personal the local culture.


You will understand the English language and American culture better
through exposure to another language and culture.


You will acquire a highly marketable supporting area of study enhancing any major from Anthropology to Zoology,
and thus get a job that will make your friends envious and your parents relieved.

You will become a well-rounded WORLD CITIZEN.



Source: College of Arts and Sciences – Foreign Languages and Cutlures, Washington State University,

Brad Commerford
Supervisor - Arts/World Languages 
(908) 647-4800 x6848