Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/04/2014 - 23:40

Do you know which are the world's top languages? How many do you speak fluently?

Multilingualism is the act of using several languages, either by an individual speaker or by a group of speakers. Multilingual speakers outnumber monolingual speakers in the world's population.

Learning several languages takes time and dedication. Some reasons are practical, some aspirational, some intellectual and others sentimental, but whatever your reasons, having a clear idea of why you're learning a language can help you to communicate with more people.

Multilingualism is becoming a social phenomenon governed by the needs of globalization and cultural openness.

Owing to the ease of access to information facilitated by the Internet, individuals' exposure to multiple languages is becoming increasingly frequent thereby promoting a need to acquire additional languages.