I was hearing a debate today on a few people that had a lot of money but had no idea what they should invest in when it came to their children in regards to doing something that would give them a competitive edge in the working/business world. At the same time it would have to to be reasonable financial investment. At first I heard a lot of the normal items such as paying for lessons to learn how to play instruments at an early age or learning a sport of some sort. It’s interesting I find at how many people underestimate how much a second language can benefit people too.
They say kids can learn new languages with more ease and even from what I see having the ability to speak a second language can often open up extra opportunities for you. For example, a second language can usually mean that you will have an easier time connecting and building rapport with people of different cultures to then hopefully expand your business opportunities or dealings. I remember before I talked to a person that was a technical consultant of sort where he could literally make the same amount of money being a translator just to show how valuable that skill can be even though it is something most people would take for granted.
This is probably one of the easier things to do too as I’m sure for younger people there are so many things like tv shows, reading materials or even video games that can teach kids a new language.