Nelson Mandela said, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
Thoughts? Do you find a difference in speaking with someone in a language you both speak as opposed to that person's native language?
Here's an interesting TED talk about how language shapes the way we think:
So, learning a language does not just give us more communication skills but also a way of understanding different perspectives and the way different cultures see the world!