What To Do When You Hit a Language Learning Block  Whether you are studying Spanish, French, Italian or Japanese – the lull of motivation is universal. At Acquire Language- we get it. Every now and then, there comes a time when you need to get out of the classroom, pull your head out of the textbooks and put your pen down. For when those moments arise, we compiled a handy list of things you can do to renew your energy and refresh your motivation for learning a language. 1. Attend a couple cultural events If things are getting stale in the motivation department, why not take a small break from pouring over the books, and relax with some French wine tasting? Kick back and get to know some of your fellow classmates. Sure, you can try chatting away in your new language, or you can you just relax and enjoy the culture therapy. With cultural events being held every few weeks at Acquire Language, you can pop in, hang out make some friends, or even bring your own friends to enjoy the culture with you. 2. Relax with a French movie, Japanese anime, or Spanish drama  Okay, so it doesn’t have to be specifically one of these, but by putting on some kind of media in your chosen language, it’s a sneaky relaxed sort of way to “learn” and pulls your head out of the books for a little while. You may not understand everything perfectly, and subtitles may be required. But this is the perfect way to refocus yourself back on your goals: it won’t be long before you can watch this entire movie and understand every word, nuance and plot twist! 3. Head back in time  For the perfect dose of perspective - pull out your books from the first week of classes at Acquire. Whatever chicken-scratch scribble you had written down back then will serve as the perfect reminder of how far you have come. Look at...

At Acquire Language, we get asked almost daily "why should I bother learning a language" Well, in response to that (absurdly common) question, we've compiled a list of our favorite benefits that come from having a second language under your belt. 1. Update your resume and push your career to the next level. In today’s evolving global economy, we have more and more companies branching out into different nations. Did you know that four out of five new jobs in Australia are created as a result of foreign trade? There is also a worldwide shortage of multilingual individuals (just like the future you). So what are you waiting for? Give yourself that competitive edge and boost your resume to the top of the pile. Before you know it, you’ll be jetting off to different countries all over the world on business trips (probably holding a fancy briefcase and flying first class but we can't be sure). 2. Give Your Brain a Boost The list of cognitive benefits is endless! Studies have proven countless times that speaking more than one language improves your cognitive function, deepens your understanding of the world around you, and EVEN delays dementia! Pretty incredible right? With the ability to speak and understand another language, here are just a few of the health benefits:Better Decision-Making Skills Improved Memory Increased Attention Span Improved Ability To Multitask Deeper Understanding Of Your Own Language Delayed Onset Of Dementia (people who can speak more than one language tend to develop dementia up to five years later than monolingual people).3. Connect with new people around the world. Many people who have English as their first language generally assume that English is the most commonly spoken language on the planet. Many would at least assume they would be able to “get by” in many countries with their English, in the hopes that others will understand their language. In fact, that’s not the case at all. Today, the most commonly spoken...