1.Is learning a foreign language important?
Learning a foreign language is very important. There are so many advantages one can gain from learning a foreign language. Not only does it improve one^ ability to communicate with foreign people, it also trains important parts of the brain and therefore increases one^ intelligence. Nowadays it is becoming more and more important to learn a foreign language as the world is far more connected globally. Older generations did not feel it was as important because countries seemed more divided than they are today, one could go there whole lives comfortably only speaking their own language.
2.What benefits can a foreign language bring to one’s career?
There are so many benefits a foreign language brings to one^ career. In the modem world, more and more careers are based on an international scale (规模）.It is becoming more important to employers that prospective (潜在的）employees are able to communicate with one, if not many, foreign countries. Speaking a foreign language allows one to access new and better careers that may be otherwise inaccessible. However, this is not true of all careers. There are still many good and important careers that occur on a national scale, and the need for a foreign language is not important.
3.Do you think English will be the mainstream language of the world in the future?
There are many people who believe that English will be the mainstream (主流）language of the world in the future, however, I am not so convinced. Currently, English is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world and many western people believe it will become the mainstream language of the future. However, the English language gained its prevalence (流行）due to the economic strength of English speaking countries. As more countries with foreign languages enter the global economic field their languages gain a global importance. Therefore, the South American economy makes Spanish a very useful language to learn and the same could be said for Cantonese in China.
4.When learning a foreign language, which part is easier? Speaking or writing?
People learn in different methods and thus find some parts of learning a foreign language easier than others. There are some people who believe that learning to speak is the easiest part and others who think it is learning to write. Personally, I think it depends on the context. For example, if you are living in a place where you are surrounded by people who speak the foreign language you are trying to learn then speaking will be easier than writing. This is because you spend so much time listening to conversations in the foreign language that speaking the language comes naturally to you. In contrast, somebody learning a language alone, with no one to speak to, will find the writing part much easier to learn.