What’s The Value Of A Foreign Language? Part 1.
I bought a Groupon for a Michel Thomas language course last week. Will I use it? Who knows, but the day I really put my mind to learning Russian, I’ll be ready.
What surprised me about the offer was that several hundred other people bought it. That’s quite a lot. I wonder how many of those buyers will go onto learn the language to a decent level.
Lots of people want to learn a language, but it’s quite possible that the majority will never reach a conversational level. So I wonder, given this, what would people pay for a language?
I’m attempting to find out.
I’d be most appreciative if you could take 3 minutes to fill in this short survey:
1. If I could implant any language in your brain (no surgery required) so that you’d be fully fluent instantly, how much would you pay?
2. If you could take a course which involved studying for just 1 hour a day (or 7 hours a week) which would not fail to get you fluent, absolutely guaranteed, how much would you pay?
3. Which language would you learn, and what would you do with it?
4. What’s you native language?
5. What other languages can you speak?
You can stick your answers in the comment, message me with them, or if you actually know me, use can use Facebook or email. Part two will share the findings on what value we put on a foreign language.