Happy New Year! We can’t quite believe we’re in 2024 already! Here’s to a month or so of catching ourselves writing the wrong year in our diaries. It’s been 100 years since the first ever foreign language broadcast on US radio, and it’s already been 20 years since the launch of Facebook! Where on earth has that time gone?
With a new year ahead of us, let’s look at some language-related challenges we can set ourselves! We love a challenge, so we’re excited to see what we can achieve this year.
1. Learn a New Language
We couldn’t leave this one off our list! In 2020, 30 million people attempted to learn a new language, according to Duolingo. We think we can beat that easily! Learning a new language is always such a fun and rewarding adventure, and the new year is always a great time to start. The best part is that there’s no wrong way to learn – find however you work best and keep at it.
2. Find People to Share Goals With
Sharing a New Year’s Resolution with others is a great way to make sure you stick to it. If you have a person or group of people there to help you keep on track, you’ll find it much easier to hold yourself accountable. You can even make a little competition between yourselves to really push one another.
Easily the most exciting entry on this list, and one of our favourites! A new year means new opportunities and new adventures. Whether it’s a weekend away, or a wonderful two-week getaway, take the leap and see the world this year. There’s nothing quite like exploring a new city or country with plenty of new experiences waiting for you.
4. Watch International Films & Shows
This is a great way to immerse yourself in a different culture, and get a feel for how a language sounds. Not only do these movies and shows offer great opportunities to learn, but a lot of them are simply just a fantastic watch. If you’re suck on where to start, take a look at our previous blog posts on our team’s favourite international TV shows. For those of you with a taste for something spooky, we’ve even shared a list of our favourite international horror films for you to enjoy.
5. Get Your Content Translated.
Granted, this is more business-oriented for us, but if you’re looking for a way to open doors to new ventures and a world of new business in 2024, then translate your content! Customers are much more likely to buy a product or service if it is offered to them in their native language. This will allow your immediate and long-term sales to benefit hugely!
A new year bringing in new customers sounds amazing, don’t you think?
From the team at Web-Translations, we hope you all have a fantastic 2024!
2 January 2024 14:45