There are over 6,000 languages in the world, this compared to the billions of people roaming the Earth, while still a huge number, when you think about it isn't that much. Over the years, many languages have died off, therefore there are probably thousands less than there were before. Which, I for one, think is very sad. Languages whether it's French, English or Xhosa, are very important. Knowing a common language with someone helps you to communicate and it can open doors to various opportunities, cultures and places that you've never dreamed of. That is why, I think that learning languages are so important.