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#019 How’s English changing you?
I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.
In this episode:
- I’d like to talk about how speaking a different language can change your personality.
- After that, a cool mini-story to practice your English speaking.
- Ok, let’s get started!
In this episode, I’d like to talk about how speaking a different language can change your personality.
Yes, you heard me well! Studies show that depending on the language you speak; your personality can be affected.
Researchers have found that speaking two or more languages could give you a split personality.
They say that numerous speakers have completely unique identities in each of the languages they speak.
Apparently, the way you speak impacts the way you think, and it influences everything from how you make decisions to how you perceive color.
As you may know, I can speak several languages, besides English. When I talk in German, for example, I notice that the way I interact with people, the way I organize my ideas and my thoughts, my emotions. All of these become profoundly influenced by the language I’m speaking. Whenever I speak in German, I become more rational.
On the other hand, if I have a conversation in Spanish, I can observe myself behaving differently. It’s like being a different person. In this case, I feel more relaxed, easy-going.
To acquire a new self, you’ll need to immerse yourself into the culture. You can achieve that by taking a trip abroad, watching movies, interact with a native speaker, or listening to the Speak English Now podcast.
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