Why It’s Time To Learn Another Language


Bilingual is Beneficial!

  • Being bilingual is associated with better cognitive skills, even when only one language is used regularly
  • Bilingual children adjust to environmental changes better
  • Bilingual seniors experience less cognitive decline
  • Bilingual individuals tend to be able to solve puzzles more quickly and successfully than others
  • Bilingual adults with Alzheimer’s take twice as long to develop symptoms as their monolingual counterparts
  • The mean age for first signs of dementia is about four years later in bilingual individuals
  • Bilingual individuals tend to be better multitaskers and can switch gears more easily
  • Bilingual individuals display increased concentration on tasks and assignments, and tend to more easily distinguish relevant information
  • Bilingual speakers tend to have better overall memory
  • Bilingual individuals have denser grey matter than monolingual individuals, making them better at processing language, storing memory, and dictating attention span
  • Bilingual individuals tend to be better at math and problem solving
  • 19.3% of people in the US spoke a language other than English at home as of 2007 – which represents an increase of about 9% since 1980!

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2 thoughts on “Why It’s Time To Learn Another Language

  1. Thanks, very interesting.

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