According to a recent study, roughly 98% of students in the Netherlands are learning a foreign language by the time they reach 7th grade. In Dutch culture, languages are very valued and it is not uncommon for a student to speak three or four languages by the time they graduate high school.
I have dipped my toe into the language pool lately and have really enjoyed some language learning apps. It can feel so good and productive to spend spare time learning a few words instead of mindlessly scrolling through Instagram.
Whether you want to whisper words in French beside the Eiffel Tower or shout your order in Spanish in a crowded restaurant, languages can be a great way to enrich your life and culture from your home onward.
It is never too late to learn, and a great way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in the culture. Although it may not be realistic to pack your bags and move to Argentina, you can embrace the culture of your language of choice in many other ways.
At Zatista, we are an international bunch. With original art from all of the corners of the globe, you are sure to find something unique and special that touches on a cultural mark for your or your family! Buena suerte!