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Lauren Rosen

Benefits of being bilingual: Why we should learn a second language - 17 views

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    Being bilingual. Nice article and infographic.
Paul Beaufait

Being Bilingual: Beneficial Workout for the Brain - Research - The Chronicle of Higher ... - 7 views

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    Wheeler reports on findings that "Speaking two languages confers lifelong cognitive rewards that spread far beyond the improved ability to communicate" (¶1), and "The chief benefit of being bilingual is stronger 'executive control,' ... the chief building block of higher thought" (¶5).

    Wheeler, David L. (2011). Being bilingual: beneficial workout for the brain. Chronicle of Higher Education, Research: February 20, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. from http://chronicle.com/article/Being-Bilingual-Beneficial/126462/
Marcela Summerville

Multicultural diet is great brain fodder - 3 views

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    "IT'S an excellent party trick: un, two, trois, four, cinq, six, sept … counting while switching languages. It has also been the subject of plenty of serious research in the past decade - how the bilingual brain stores multiple languages, and retrieves the information without confusing cross-talk."
Belinda Flint

Brains benefit from multilingualism - 8 views

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    "For a considerable time already there has been discussion within scientific circles about whether knowing and using multiple languages could possibly have positive effects on the human brain and thinking. There have been a number of international studies on the subject, which indicate that the ability to use more than one language brings an individual a considerable advantage."
Marcela Summerville

Bilingualism is essential to diversity  |  Daily Sundial - 2 views

  • Multilingualism is an undeniably powerful tool in today’s world—in more ways than one.  Not only can the knowledge of one or more foreign languages assist in boosting one’s resume, it also opens communication with an entirely new world.
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    Multilingualism is an undeniably powerful tool in today's world-in more ways than one. Not only can the knowledge of one or more foreign languages assist in boosting one's resume, it also opens communication with an entirely new world."
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