“Multilingualism forces the brain to resolve internal conflict, giving the mind a workout that strengthens its cognitive muscles” – Yudhijit Bhattacharjee.
Recently, there was a task in which Roamlers were asked about the number of languages they spoke, and at what levels. We discovered that on average Roamlers can speak 2-3 languages. It was a pleasant surprise to see that just over 15% of Roamlers who completed the task, can speak 4 or more languages; that is both impressive and useful! This just goes to show that within the UK, the Roamler community is culturally diverse. The most frequently spoken languages among Roamlers (after English) are French, Spanish and German.
If you’ve taken languages courses at school, or done some travelling you are bound to have picked up bits and pieces of different languages, so we wanted to know how well Roamlers could speak the different languages.
It turns out that in addition to their native language, 71.15% of Roamlers who completed the task can speak another language at an intermediate level. Another 9.62% of Roamlers can speak two languages at an intermediate level. If that that isn’t enough, a shocking 28.84% of Roamlers who completed the task can speak multiple languages at an advanced/fluent level. That is amazing Roamlers!
It is safe to say that there isn’t one particular way that languages should be learnt, because the Roamlers who completed this task learnt how to speak other languages in a variety of different ways. The most popular platform for learning a new language was either at school or through day to day interactions while living in another country.
For the Roamlers that couldn’t already speak another language, we asked them what language they would like to learn how to speak. Roamlers showed interest in learning many different languages, but Spanish was by far at the top of the list. Interestingly, another language that multiple Roamlers expressed interest in learning was Russian, largely due to the fact that it consists of different alphabets.
Multilingualism promotes global communications as well as it gives us a chance to live a culture with its true essence. Roamlers are without a doubt a very smart and exceptionally creative community.