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Languages: should learn or not?

Learning languages means also to have a close relationship with translation, as it helps connecting different cultures. The importance of languages is becoming more and more outstanding due to the opening of doors that it supposes to get to know an unknown cultural and linguistic environment (Anna Bernacka, 2012). As Bernacka says translation is a way of communication between different cultures, and this leads to a better understanding of social issues and also different cultural ideas. This is why it is very important to get a well use of languages, because they are the key element for the connection between cultures.

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Volunteering: Gains and Benefits

According to Tom Cleverdon from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BSU) of the US Department of Labor, the volunteer rate declined by 1.1 percent in the year 2013, making it the lowest since the first measurement in 2002. However, the percentage still hold up at a high 25.4 pencert, meaning “around 62.6 million volunteered volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2012 and September 2013”. Drew Chivic from Action Without Borders and Tim Banks from World Volunteer Web agree: “Volunteering can be far more than simply doing a good deed” and precisely some of those benefits have been widely studied in the last years.

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