Language is human behavior and reflects complex cultural identities and perspectives and is not merely translating from one language to another.
The society and culture that is intrinsically connected to a language are of paramount importance. Over the span of time different cultures have produced media in stone, books, art and more recently, film and photography, which are all expressions of those languages and cultures. Each language through its idioms and idiosyncrasies expresses the differences of how the groups of people that speak that particular language share. When you learn another language through the nuances of its literature and culture, the enrichment is not only valuable to you individually; but it provides the basis for knowledgeable and intelligent interaction between peoples, cultures and societies.