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The growing influence of the metaverse is pushing the internet to become an increasingly important place to participate in augmented experiences through courses, seminars, and Zoom conferences.
It’s one of the many ways we communicate — and the content we use to connect with each other — that continues to evolve.
Here are five more teachable tendencies to learn, and as it happens, they’re all about learning, period.
Investing in our youth
Younger generations crave immediate feedback on everything from schoolwork to social media. Language learning apps will be no different. To respond to this ever-changing behavior, apps will become more interactive and educational. Millennials and Gen Z will also share a new desire to form meaningful relationships tied to shared experiences through online streams and chat rooms. Apps like HeyPal, a social language platform, have interactive chats and social posts that allow people to translate messages in real time.
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Break down the borders
As more and more Gen-Zers use TikTok over any other platform, we can expect them to become more socially connected with people from other countries such as South Korea, Mexico, and China. This will create an increased need for instant translations of videos and content posted on social apps to enable immediate interactivity. Additionally, having the ability to meet new friends and understand their language will help users build a larger and more meaningful network, especially as social media creates an increasing number of unique influencers with distinct followers from the whole world.
Earn more money
With more and more people working remotely in the United States, companies are realizing that their employees can live anywhere in the country, if not the world. As a result, language learning apps will become even more essential as people seek to develop their professional skills by learning a new language. Those who speak, read and write in a second language are more employable, confident and can even earn higher salaries. With creative work environments and apps, people will be able to achieve their goals, whether it’s having more productive work relationships or earning a higher income.
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Fight bad behavior
With recent studies suggesting that social media apps like Facebook and Instagram can increase depression in some people, we can expect users to start looking for healthier online experiences. This will include more inclusive activities such as learning social language, rather than users viewing profiles they don’t interact with and which can lead to unhealthy comparisons and body image issues.
Increase cognitive function
People who speak more than one language have been proven to have better memory, critical thinking skills, increased concentration, and improved listening skills. With language learning becoming more accessible through mobile apps, more and more users will take advantage of these health benefits and apply them to their daily routines.
As traditional ways of learning languages continue to evolve and change, the number of benefits resulting from the new era of social education will continue to increase. Although this is an unpredictable time, it also offers people a unique opportunity to learn new skills that will propel both their careers and personal lives. For many, finding new ways to adapt to our ever-expanding digital world will be key to their success.
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