We all lead busy lives in today’s world. There is a huge focus on our careers, and even when we do get a well-deserved break, it is often difficult for us to tear ourselves away from our phones and email. It can, therefore, be quite an issue for some of us to switch off during vacation. If you are one of these people who cannot stop thinking about checking your email throughout your holiday, maybe a short-term language course could make the perfect break.
“Why would I want to study during my holiday?”, I hear you ask. Research has shown that learning a new language can help boost your brain power, and the extra focus you will be putting into learning a new language will help you switch off from all of those work related distractions.
At Harvest English Institute, we offer a variety of English language courses to those looking for a short-term course to help improve their language skills. Still unsure if a language holiday is for you? To help you make a decision, we have put together a selection of positives as to why a short-term course during your annual leave could revolutionize your life.
Open your career prospects
There is no doubt about it, being able to speak multiple languages can help to improve your career prospects in today’s globalized world. As the most widely spoken language in the world, being able to add conversational or fluent English to your resume could greatly improve your chances of getting that all-important job promotion you have been working towards.
Improve your overall health
The prospect of a vacation on the horizon can make us feel better about ourselves and being able to switch off for a few days or weeks can make the world of difference to our overall health and wellbeing. Enrolling in an English language course and allowing your brain to focus on this key aspect throughout your break can allow your body to relax and help you to feel rejuvenated and ready to hit the ground running at the end of your vacation.
Increase your network
During your English language course, it is guaranteed you will meet new people, but it is also important to bear in mind how these new contacts could potentially play an important role in developing your career in the future. By choosing to enroll in a language course, you will be opening doors, and it is up to you to make the most out of these opportunities.
Experience a new culture
By making the decision to study English abroad, you are not only giving yourself the opportunity to learn a new language, but also immerse yourself in a culture you may have not previously experienced. You will experience social engagements with locals, enjoying new regional foods, and learning about the rich history of your new temporary home, to name just a few.