Perhaps it’s not the number one reason to study a foreign language, but speaking another language can save you money! You’re less likely to be swindled on holiday if you can communicate using the local lingo, of course, but even at home, knowledge of a foreign language can save you a few pennies. In my case, a 25% discount totaling more than a few pennies!
I recently visited a popular chain restaurant and found a typo on their menu – the name of a French cheese was spelt incorrectly. I thought it was worth mentioning on a comment card, and was completely shocked to receive a nice letter and discount voucher a week later! Learning foreign food names definitely pays off, so keep studying, kids!
10 August 2009 16:01