Connect With Your Community
Most people crave connection. Especially in recent times where members in our community can feel very polarized by politics and differing views. Here in Lancaster, and in the surrounding communities, being able to communicate with others in their language, perhaps your neighbors, coworkers and those you engage with at the grocery store… makes you a local no matter where you are.
Bilinguals have an opportunity to connect with a wider range of people in their personal and professional lives. We offer language classes to support our growing community and know you’ll see the reward of learning a new language which can be very valuable to you and your family.
Boost Your Confidence
At Your Language Connection, we make learning a new language fun! You can make your share of mistakes while discovering a new language with others who are learning for the first time as well.
Learning a language means putting yourself out there and moving out of your comfort zone. The upside is the amazing sense of accomplishment you’ll feel when conversing with someone in their native language right here where you live and work. It’s a win-win!
Advance Your Career
Being bilingual or multilingual makes you so much more attractive as a job seeker or employer in our community. Learning a new language will significantly increase your chances of landing that great new job! More and more, employers, especially here in Lancaster, are seeking professionals who can communicate seamlessly with local customers — many of whom are foreign-born neighbors of yours and ours.
You can’t go wrong by learning a new language if you are a job seeker or an employer hoping to retain or attract a broad base of employees.
Feed Your Brain
Being able to learn and communicate in multiple languages offers many cognitive benefits. People who speak more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, enhanced concentration, the ability to multitask, and better listening skills.
If that weren’t enough, as we age, being bilingual or multilingual also helps to stave off mental aging and cognitive decline. So you help your brain, connect with others, and enhance your community at the same time. Sounds like a great idea right?
Deepen Your Understanding Of Other Cultures
Language is the most direct connection to other cultures. Being able to communicate in another language exposes us to and fosters an appreciation for the traditions, religions, arts, and history of the people associated with that language.
Greater understanding, in turn, promotes greater tolerance, empathy, and acceptance of others. Studies show that children who have studied another language are more open toward and express more positive attitudes toward the culture associated with that language.
Ready To Sign Up For A Class?
At Your Language Connection, we pride ourselves with hiring great teachers that really care about making connections happen through language and insist you’ll have fun in the learning process!
Sign up for a class today. If you don’t see the language that you’re interested in learning being offered right now, please contact Maria Delamain, Director of Language Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.