Did you know you could learn a new language in the same time it takes you to play Candy Crush?

Instead of spending your downtime embarking on the delicious and completely addictive candy puzzle adventure that has captured the attention of 92 million daily users, you could learn Spanish, French, Italian, German or Portuguese. Have you ever considered the potential growth your business could have if you picked up another language?

Learning a new language is hard. It takes time, concentration and lots of practice. That is why I was so excited when I found Duolingo, an app that makes learning another language way more fun and easier than I remember it being in school. Each lesson improves reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and only takes a little over a minute; which is why it has become my go-to “time killing” app. I wasn’t surprised to learn it was Apple’s 2013 App of the Year.

If you are interested in expanding your business with foreign buyers or want to attract more clients in a market you haven’t been able to tap into because of a language barrier, I highly recommend trying out this app.

Speaking more than one language good for business but it is also good for your health! USA Today recently reported it may delay dementia. So next time you are waiting for a client, give your brain a workout and enjoy learning a new language. ¡Buena suerte!

Show Comments Hide Comments

Comments

Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Success!
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription