5 reasons to start a foreign language course in 2021

A foreign language course - and learning foreign languages such as Italian, English, German, Russian, Spanish or French - allows you to advance in both your professional and your private life. Even Though learning a foreign language has countless advantages, we have decided to summarise the 5 main reasons for starting a language course in 2021 according to Omnilingua, your language school in Sanremo.

1. Advance your career

Language skills make you stand out. Knowledge of foreign languages is one of the most sought-after skills in any industry and the demand for bilingual professionals is growing exponentially. A foreign language course will help you to advance your career and excel in your professional life!

2. Train your brain

A foreign language is a complex system of rules, structures and vocabulary. By understanding and absorbing new patterns, a foreign language course stimulates your brain and teaches you to deal with new complexities. People who speak more than one language increase their memory, problem-solving and critical thinking skills as well as their concentration, multitasking abilities and listening skills.

3. Stay forever young (We are serious!!)

Being bilingual or multilingual in old age also helps prevent cognitive decline. Several studies confirm that learning foreign languages keeps the brain in shape for longer. For monolingual adults, the average age of dementia onset is 71.4 years. However, for adults who speak two or more languages, the average age of onset is 75.5 years.

4. Excellent grades in all school subjects

Scientific studies show that learning a foreign language leads to higher test scores in mathematics, reading comprehension and vocabulary. A foreign language course will enable your child to make progress in all school subjects - not just in foreign languages.

5. Discover the world

Travelling and knowing how to express yourself in the local language can revolutionise your experience abroad. Travellers who know one or more foreign languages can venture outside the tourist bubble and interact in ways inaccessible to non-speakers of the native language. A foreign language course also gives you access to further opportunities for studying or working abroad.

...and as if that wasn't reason enough to get started with foreign language courses right away, you can secure a 10% discount on your registration until 01.08.2021 with the promotion code OMNI2021. What are you waiting for? The perfect moment? We're happy to inform you that it has just arrived!

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Our courses

THE LANGUAGE LEVELS

The courses are divided into 6 main levels according to the common European Reference Chart for language knowledge (CEFR): basic (A1), elementary (A2), intermediate (B1), high-intermediate (B2) and advanced (C1). The school is aware that students learn at different paces and some might need more or less time to move on to the next level. Therefore some students may advance to the next level during the course. All the participants, at the end of the course, will receive a certificate displaying the course they have attended, the respective dates and the level they have achieved.
In the following section, you will find a brief description of the different levels, according to the common European Reference Chart for language proficiency (CEFR):

A1
A2
B1
B2
C1
C2
The Basic level is for students who do not have any knowledge of the language.
The Elementary level is for students who have a limited comprehension of the language and are already capable of making simple sentences.
The Intermediate level is for introducing students to more complex grammar. There is a focus on vocabulary and this allows the comprehension of more complex topics. At this level the students are encouraged to discuss and debate on several topics of common interest.
The Upper-intermediate level is aimed at those students who already have a good knowledge of the language and good vocabulary. Advanced grammar, phonetics and a specialised vocabulary are the fundamentals to this course. The students have many opportunities to talk about more complex topics.
In order to follow this Advanced course, the students must have an advanced language proficiency in Italian. Several aspects and uses of the language will be explored in order to enhance fluency in conversation.
A C2 level is essentially a native level. It allows for reading and writing of any type on any subject, nuanced expression of emotions and opinions, and active participation in any academic or professional setting.