Call For Students To Take Up Many Languages

KUALA LUMPUR:  Students should be encouraged to learn many languages to help motivate them in their careers, Deputy Higher Education Minister Dr Hou Kok Chung said Friday.

Although learning a foreign language took time and called for dedication, the benefits should motivate students to take the trouble to study it, he said.

“As they study more languages, the students begin to sharpen a set of skills that we don’t use completely in other aspects of our life. As they get better at other languages, these learning skills improve too,” he told reporters after launching the fifth Korean Language Speech Contest organised by the South Korean Embassy, here.

Dr Hou said learning many languages would be an advantage to those looking for jobs, especially with multinational companies.


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