Once upon a time, before the internet existed, you had to read articles in newspapers and magazines. On paper. And when you wanted to go back in time and find an old article, you had to go to a library and go through their periodicals. But now we have online newspaper archives.
Speaking more than one language can be personally fulfilling. It may also give you an advantage in the job market. It takes discipline and work to learn a new language, but if you’ve looked into classes or language learning CDs and books and gotten the impression it would cost hundreds of dollars just to get