The possibility of learning a new language unlocked in Malawi

In this era of globalization, learning a second or new language provides good development and social benefits to both children and adults. Just like attaining all kinds of education is important, learning a new language is equally as important. It is one of the options for a continuous learning process as well as a way of promoting a reading and writing culture.

Frank Smith once said “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way”, learning another language is very important in life. If you’re hoping to integrate in a new country as quickly and successfully as possible, then learning the language is a must.

Learning a new language is a continuous process which starts from what one knows and goes towards what one wants to know. Whether we like it or not, we will always get to learn one or two things as we face each and every passing day, be it riding a bicycle, a car or learning to use a computer. When one dedicates their time and effort in learning a new language, not only do they speak the language but also get to learn the language’s attitudes and believes; thus learning an entirely new culture.

Learning a new language has all kinds of advantages such as opening up a ton of educational and career opportunities. There are lots of other ways that speaking two or more languages can improve your employment prospects and give you a chance of obtaining a scholarship to study abroad. Additionally, a second language enhances brain function and thinking capacity. Just like eating an apple a day, speaking a second language each day really can keep the doctor away.

With the recent arising need to break communication barriers, countries and international organizations have realized the significance of personnel or individual training in basic and/or advanced communication skills in foreign languages. Several curriculums were introduced for different languages, the DELF (Diploma of French Language Studies) and DALF (Advanced Diploma of French Language) courses as well as in The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Having understood that over the years, English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Swahili among many other languages have become dominant on the international communication platform; Languages Training & Consultancy Solutions championed or took a role on training  individuals and organizations in several international and local languages here in Malawi.

Over the years since its establishment in 2012, LTCS has been training organizations in different languages, and has over the years gathered enough experience from working with both local and international organizations. It has professional trainers in all the UN and Local languages like: English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Danish, Japanese, Italian, Swahili, Chichewa, Tumbuka, Yao, and Lomwe. Throughout the years, tourists and expatriates visiting the country have struggled in terms of communication. But with the training offered at LTCS are no longer facing this language barrier.

We have been training and teaching the visiting expatriates the local languages such that when they are working in rural areas they are able to fully execute their work. We are qualified institution that train individuals in Advanced DELF/ DALF courses as well as in IELTS/ TOEFL and IGSCE for those who would like to sit for exams.

These language training and diplomas are quite useful for European employers and schools who want new hires/students to have a certain level in a foreign language, as the tests are regulated and accepted across Europe. However, this gives you additional advantages everywhere you go.

The more you’re exposed to a foreign language, the more your level of comprehension increases, and there’s nothing more satisfying than progress!

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