Speaking at least 1 foreign language is very important not during traveling only.
I came to Sicily to improve my Italian, but I also practiced other languages. The world is small and you never know where you will practice your language skills.
How many languages I used during 1 day in Erice?
1.) Italian with local people – of course
2.) Slovak with 6 tourists in the taxi to Erice town
3.) German with an old couple who got lost in the centre
4.) English with tourists from Spain while traveling in the taxi back to Trapani
5.) I met also tourists from Hungary. Do you think how surprised they were when I started speaking Hungarian? 🙂
And it was during one day only.
Could you imagine what happened during next days? 🙂
Do you still think learning new languages is not useful when you speak English? What about you? Do you study any language? Share your experience with us in the comments!