A foreign language is important to learn for a few reasons. The first reason as to why it is important to learn is because it gives you a highly competitive edge over those who do not know a foreign language. You will be able to communicate with an entire group of people that the non- speaker will not be able to. You will be able to better communicate because you will also be able to understand a foreigner’s culture, because an important part of learning a new language is learning about that country’s way of life. A third reason to learn a foreign language is for praticality purposes. You will be able to find your way around foreig parts of the world with ease due to the fact that you will be able to read street signs that are in the language.