Disadvantages of Learning Foreign Language

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DISADVANTAGES OF LEARNING FOREIGN LANGUAGE
By Rebekah Richards
Learning a foreign language has some obvious benefits: you can learn about other cultures, improve your job prospects and travel through foreign countries more easily. However, learning a foreign language has some disadvantages, too, such as the cost of language courses and the time it requires. Weighing the costs and benefits can help you decide whether learning a foreign language is the right choice for you. Learning foreign language study isn't right for everyone

Learning a foreign language can be expensive, especially if you take college courses or pay for private tutoring. It's possible to learn a foreign language from books or computer programs, which often cost less, but practicing speaking with others usually makes learning more fun and effective.

Learning a foreign language is challenging. Many languages have different systems of grammar, and some languages use a completely different alphabet and different sounds. And learning thousands of new vocabulary words isn't easy, either.

The opportunity cost of studying a foreign language is the value of what you could do instead. Studying a foreign language requires a significant investment of your time, effort and money. You could do something else with those resources, such as spend time with your family, improve your math skills, increase your reading speed, study for the SAT, plant a garden, exercise or learn a hobby, such as knitting.

Knowing a foreign language isn't useful to some people. For example, if you can't afford to travel or aren't interested in visiting other countries, you might never get to speak the language with natives. In addition, although speaking a foreign language makes traveling more fun, it's easy to get around in many countries while speaking English. Knowing a foreign language is a prized asset in some careers, but it's not helpful for many jobs. And some foreign languages, such as Latin or Ancient Greek, aren't even spoken anymore.

Cost - Learning a foreign language can be expensive, especially if you take college courses or pay for private tutoring. It's possible to learn a foreign language from books or computer programs, which often cost less, but practicing speaking with others usually makes learning more fun and effective.

Argument 1

Premise 1 : Take college courses or pay for private tutoring will make us spend more money.
Premise 2 : It's possible to learn a foreign language from books or computer programs. Conclusion : Learning foreign language can be expensive.

The argument is valid. However it is unsound. This argument is valid because the conclusion comes from premise 1 and premise 2, which is when we learning foreign language it can be expensive because we need to take college or pay for private tutoring and it’s possible to us to learn a foreign language from books or computer program. This may or not be a cause. It is because not all payment for private tutoring is expensive. The payments usually depend on the people that teach foreign language. If we want to save money, we can research first where the place those charge the cheap price. Other than that, for save a cost we can learn a foreign language from others resource like internet online. Therefore, we can argue that learning a foreign language is expensive.

Difficulty - Learning a foreign language is challenging. Many languages have different systems of grammar, and some languages use a completely different alphabet and different sounds. And learning thousands of new vocabulary words isn't easy, either.

Argument 2

Premise 1 : Many languages have different systems of grammar. Premise 2 : Some languages use a completely different alphabet and different sounds. Premise 3 : Learning thousands of new vocabulary words isn't easy. Conclusion : Learning a foreign language is challenging and difficult.

The argument is valid but it is unsound. It is because the...
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