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Why Is Reading Important In Language Learning?

Why Is Reading Important In Language Learning?

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

Jojen Reed from “A song of ice and fire, Game of Thrones” – George R.R Martin

Importance of Reading

As mentioned above, reading allows a person to enhance their views or broaden their visions. Reading is important for all types of people, be they, children or adults. You can never have read enough of anything no matter how many books you go through. Even if your reading consists of romance novels, it will benefit you in one way or another. Reading proves as an escape to some people and to others a new opportunity. Some think of it as a way to increase their knowledge of the world and its customs, others merely lose themselves in it so as to get some sort of direction. Whichever category you fit, reading will never prove to be a time wastage. Reading is the key to unlocking the hidden treasures in your mind.

Why You Should Read?

There are many reasons for why a person should read. Let’s discuss a few below:

  1. Enhances Your Intellect

Reading increases your intellect. By reading you unlock a wealth of information about a certain thing and the best part is that those words that you read at random remains etched into your brains for a very long time!

  1. Increases Your Knowledge

Just like intellect, your knowledge is increased. Naturally, there are many things that you can’t learn while watching a TV or a documentary or listening to a lecture. Reading about it from different authors and their point of views gives you another side to look from. It increases your knowledge or information about that certain thing or view.

  1. Broadens Your Horizons

Reading broadens your horizons, it changes the way you see the world. You look at everything in a new light. Some of the things in this world are insignificant to us, but reading shows us that everything in the world teaches us a lesson. It has a purpose. Reading gives you agency!

By learning about new things, new lives, new cultures, you evolve as a human and start understanding the world and its workings a bit more easily and carefully. Take it as a weapon of peace, an avid reader can change the world in so many ways.

Reading and Language Learning

The best way to have complete command over a certain language is by reading. Yes, you heard me correct. Suppose you’re learning English or say, French. Then you might learn the basics from a class or a tutor, watch movies without subtitles but you can never gain fluency in that language if you don’t read.

Reading is a huge factor when accounting for fluency in languages. The first time you read a foreign language, you’ll be frustrated and devastated to no end. However, slowly you’ll get the hang of it. Then, you’ll start learning new words, phrases, sentences. Eventually, you’ll be able to read more clearly and when you speak, you won’t be fidgeting either. Hence reading increases your vocabulary, your spellings and grammar, your fluency and your knowledge.

The real question is: what’s stopping you from reading?

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