Learning a new language, be it online or in person is a great way to unite people coming from different backgrounds. However, learning with friends can improve your chances of excelling and success.
Try to think of the times where you were studying alone, and the times where you had to study with your friends. Which one was more effective than the other? If you and your friends learn together, eliminate distractions and stay on track – you will see the benefits of learning together in both the short and long term.
Discover the top 5 benefits of learning with your friends below.
1.Helps to build interpersonal skills
Working in groups comes with many benefits, particularly helping to create a firm foundation for your interpersonal skills. The ongoing communication, meetings and discussions within your learning groups will help to develop your creative and social skills. This is essential practice for your personal, academic, or professional development.
2. Friends help boost your momentum
When you are learning something new alone, it’s easy for you to take breaks as you please. Sometimes if the breaks are not helping you in any way, it’s easy to just quit. However, learning with your friends or in a group will boost your momentum. Their energy will boost you when you feel like you don’t have the momentum and help you to keep going.
3.Friends act like accountability partners
Starting a new goal or anything new with a group of friends will help you commit to it. It’s a bit harder for you to give up on any goals that you and your friends would have set when you feel like doing so would let them down, than you just quitting quietly on your own without being accountable to anyone.
4. It encourages you to be open minded
There’s a saying that goes ‘’Two heads are better than one” and in this case, since everyone comes with different strengths and talents, learning with your friend will help to make you see things from a different perspective, and as a result, opening your mind to new ideas and concepts. This would be a great way for you to be exposed to the new language and therefore, help to develop your language proficiency level even faster.
5. It makes learning fun and strengthens your friendship
Sharing commonalities with your friends can make your language learning experience much more fun. Your friends will be able to provide a supportive environment throughout your learning period and this will help you to retain more information and knowledge faster and more effectively.
And lastly, learning with those close to you can be a gate to more meaningful bonds and relationships. Regardless of the stage you’re at in life; high school, college, or working – lifelong friendships can be created and strengthened.
To sum it all up, learning with friends comes with so many benefits. Being part of a learning group means you get to share different experiences and resources, and at the same time, get to spend some time with your friends. Do you have any friends that are learning a new language or any that you would like to study with? If so, go ahead and share this article with them, and let them know how important they are.