1. Is learning a foreign language important?
Yes, I think learning a foreign language is very important. We are living in a world where communication is more and more important. The key to a good understanding and communication is to know other people’s languages and culture. And plus, learning language is also a very good way to get a hint of the culture itself.
2. What benefits can a foreign language bring to one’s career?
In one’s career, knowing a foreign language allow you have a new perspective when working together with someone from a foreign country or when dealing with matters happening in a foreign country. If you speak their language, people would also fell more comfortable talking and collaborate with you.
3. Do you think English will be the mainstream language of the world in the future?
English is one of the world language right now for sure. But I don’t really know about the future, because anything can happen in the future. I think English would remain one of the mainstream language, but maybe there will be other languages also become global language.
4. When learning a foreign language, which part is easier? Speaking or writing?
Writing is actually, although this might sound counter-intuitive, easier than speaking. When you are writing, especially when you are writing in a formal situation, you only need vocabulary and gramma. However, when you are actually talking to people, speaking good foreign language means you also need to learn their ways of expression and their “inner jokes”.