Learning Romanian as a second-generation Romanian American can have many benefits, including:
- Earn high-school/college credits 🏆
- Career opportunities ✅
- Improved cognitive abilities ✅
- Communication with family 👪
- Cultural connection ✅
- Travel ✈️
- Global perspective 🌎
- Improved English 🇺🇸
Earn high-school/college credits
#Didyouknow that if you know Romanian you can earn your Seal of Biliteracy in the State of Illinois?
👉 Learn more: read Foreign Language Credits 101: How to Earn Romanian 🇷🇴 Credits
A Seal of Biliteracy in Romanian can be a powerful tool. You can use to:
- earn college credit,
- apply for a scholarship,
- access greater employment opportunities,
- join a study abroad program, and
- qualify for pay differentials
Knowing Romanian can open up career opportunities, especially in areas such as business, international relations, or translation. As a medical student or government worker, you have better chances of finding a position, and language skills are highly valued, especially in a city as diverse as Chicago.
Improved cognitive abilities
Studies have shown that learning a second language can improve cognitive abilities such as memory, problem-solving, and multitasking.
Communication with family
Knowing Romanian will allow you to communicate better with your family members who speak the language and better understand and appreciate the conversations that you might have missed when you were younger.
By learning Romanian, you can connect with your heritage and better understand the culture and customs of your ancestors.
Travel/live in Europe
Knowing Romanian can make traveling to Romania or other countries where Romanian is spoken more enjoyable, as you will be able to communicate with locals more easily and have a deeper understanding of the culture. Romanian is very similar to Italian, Spanish, and somewhat similar to French, so if you ever desire to move or live in one of these countries in Europe, knowing Romanian beforehand will help quite a bit.
Learning a second language can broaden your perspective and give you a better understanding of the world, which can help you be more empathetic and open-minded.
Learning another language can also improve your English language skills by giving you a greater understanding of grammar and sentence structure. Not to mention that it will be a lot easier to learn Spanish, Italian, French or even Portuguese.