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Learn Turkish Tips From Babel In Antalya
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Learn Turkish Tips From Babel In Antalya

Many of us will at some stage in our life have to learn a new language, if personal experience is anything to go by, I can say it is not easy. In fact, I actually used to feel a real fear at the very thought of another language class coming up at school as I always felt that I had no aptitude for learning a language. Not even my own language. My fear of learning Turkish for example was pretty big, in fact I would rather speak to 100 people audience in English than try to speak to 3 people in Turkish. Does this sort of dread, sound familiar to you? Then it could be time to find another approach, a more positive attitude, one that is motivational and will help you get results.

Why learn Turkish? Or any second language?

There are many reasons why learning a second language, they are actually going to be a huge benefit to you. Learning a language is not just about dealing with the most simply of situations like purchasing a loaf of bread when you’re on holiday. There are more solid, more motivational reasons for learning a new language.

1. Opportunities for overseas travel, despite the recent increases in travel costs, travel a great reason for learning the language of the country you are to visit. Just knowing a few key phrases and having the confidence to say them can be really helpful and beneficial.

2. Companies are more global than before. Even working in a recruitment office in the UK, you may need to recruit people from overseas or people with second languages. You just never know when you might need another language, when it will come in handy.

3. Your second home abroad. Many people like to invest in second property and broaden their experience by living in another country. It can really enhance your experience if you can actually speak to the locals and understand their culture a bit as well as your own.

The biggest fear that many people have about learning a language is the fear of making lots of mistakes and looking silly in front of others. Well, it is true you probably will make a lot of mistakes so just remember the long-term goals rather than the short-term pain of learning. Actually, when you go through some pain it makes you more determined to get things right next time, another part of the learning process that can really bring you along.

Speaking a foreign language is not just about you!

What I realised from living in Turkey is how great it would be for other people if I could learn Turkish in Antalya and actually speak to people there. My daily experience can be frustrating as I can't always communicate what I want. In Yorkshire (my home), I like to laugh with shop keepers and people I meet and it feels odd that I cannot do this in Turkey. We say hello, exchange glanses and say thank you every day. Its quite dull and a motivational point for me to learn.

This is just one example of how different things could be with language skills. When you are overseas, speaking the native language will massively reduce the frustration of trying to understand people and help you with so many small daily things. It has to be worth a few painful mistakes and a few embarrassing moments so think about the all of the great advantages that you will gain.

There are many international language schools offering beginner level languages to adults. Based in Turkey, Babel offer Turkish classes, and courses in Russian, German, Italian and Spanish and they are registered with the British council. Also, Babel is part of a much bigger network. In fact, whatever language you wish to learn Babel can help put you in touch with the best people.


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