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Although there is a lot of translation software available, learning a language still could be advantageous. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
REPORTED ON 09 APRIL, 2022 PEN AND PAPER TEST (AUSTRALIA)
It is argued that learning a language is advantageous although modern technology presents us with a lot of translation software. I feel it is not beneficial to learn a foreign language today except in certain circumstances.
The first reason why I think so is because of the fact that the time and effort which a person is likely to waste for learning another language. In the past, people travelled less and wherever they went, they had to learn the local language, because they had to stay in those places for a long time. Therefore, even if they struggled to understand the language in the beginning, in long-run, it proved beneficial to them to absorb the essence of the local culture. Situations are entirely different today as people travel more frequently to multiple destinations in a short span of time. Although it is logical to learn a global language, with which a person can make communication easy in these places, it is both impractical and futile to be multi-linguistic today.
Analysing the factors which have made the change, the key factor which is tangible is the advent of language translation applications. This cutting-edge technology has made easy for any person to communicate to another whose language is entirely different. Most often, translation software acts faster and accurate than real language interpreters, and hence the popularity of these applications is seen rocketing.
I admit that learning any language can help a person understand the real culture of those people who speak it. This can strengthen the relationship with the native speakers. It can also help people in case of any technical failure. However, this appears to be beneficial only to a minute segment of the global population.
To conclude, though learning another language is advantageous to some, in this tech-savvy world, it is hardly beneficial to the majority.