Spring brings plenty of change with it – blossoming flowers, baby animals, and the first rays of sunshine are only part of the season’s draw. With so much freshness in the air, there’s no better time to tackle a new challenge. If you have a little time off during spring, why not invest in your future and take your language skills to the next level?
Here are just a few reasons why you should take the plunge and dive headfirst into learning a new language this spring.
1. Prepare for summer internships
Hoping to use your summer break for an internship to boost your future career prospects? Add valuable experience like learning a language to your CV to boost your chances of securing a coveted place in a summer internship program. Already have something lined up? Get ahead by furthering your language skills and starting your internship feeling capable and confident in your abilities.
2. Get a head-start in school
School brings many challenges with it and often requires a lot of juggling to maintain a good balance between subjects. Reduce your workload for the year to come by getting a head-start on learning a language during the spring. By the time the new school year starts, you’ll be fully equipped to tackle the work ahead of you.
3. Free up your summer
Summer is a busy time for many students and young professionals. Between internships, summer holidays, and other projects, you may not have a whole lot of time to spend on your language skills. Use the calmer, cooler spring months to immerse yourself in a new language, so you can throw yourself into the fun and sun of summer.
4. Take a springtime smart vacation
The short spring break is the ideal time to kick-start your future by taking a smart vacation. The combination of a short-term language course and an exciting holiday adventure will allow you to explore a city you’ve always wanted to visit while also learning a new language. Improve your English while you lounge on the beach in Miami or brush up on your skills while reveling in the intellectual culture surrounding Cambridge. No matter what you choose, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.
5. Experience spring in another culture
Familiarizing yourself with local culture is an important part of learning a language. Enjoy the toasty spring temperatures in San Diego or go for a stroll by the seaside on crisp mornings in Brighton. As you explore the seasonal foods, climate, language, and traditions of your new city, you may be blown away by just how different spring can look.