We often hear that you need to know your native language,you need to know other languages. But for what purpose? Why study languages? The funny thing is that most often this is told to their children by parents who themselves do not know any other language, except their own.
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Parents, seeing that translators are manyearn, try to shove their child into a school where there is an inclination to study foreign languages, or to a special tutor who, for considerable money, must teach new languages. Investing in the future, so that the son could make good money and help his parents. If the child gives in to it calmly, studying is at least relatively easy, he does not protest against classes, wishing to walk, play football or go for knitting, then it will only be good for him. In the future, he will understand and appreciate the efforts of his parents. But there are situations when a child is not able to learn one single language, even if his native - Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian - is not important. If a person is not adapted to this, you do not need to force this knowledge into him. To be engaged in raising his literacy - yes, but why is the language of another country necessary for a person who is strong in other areas and can not remember a simple welcome phrase in Italian? The problem here is that parents are looking for the best, they think, option without taking into account the capabilities of their child.
The need for language knowledge in everyday life
But if we are not talking about foreign languages, butjust about why you need a language at all. First of all, it is a means of communication. Knowing the language of people who are in your environment, you can easily find out everything you need: weather in the street, the price of food, ask about the schedule, study, work, communicate, discuss new films - all this is impossible without language. You say that there are dumb people who can not communicate with the usual way for healthy people way? True, but they also have their own language, which they learned and through which they communicate with each other. For this they do not need a speech apparatus the way it is with us, they replaced it with gestures.
Another answer to the question of why a language is needed is knowledge that is transmitted through it.
What is the Russian language for?
Like any other native language, Russian unites the country's population. And in a specific case - even many countries that once existed in the union called the USSR.
Misunderstanding of value
Now children just do not appreciate the fact that theyhave the opportunity to learn free of charge, absorb information about the world around, when earlier many were ready to go to school for many miles to simply write on something not quite like paper with a piece of coal or a pencil stick.