Yes! This article is brilliant. I’m currently doing my major Research Project for school on the topic of the ‘psychological benefits of learning a second language’. This is perfect
I thought I’d use today’s post to refer you to an article from the New York Times, which was passed on to me by a friend, touting the benefits of bilingualism . It talks about how learning a second language benefits the cognitive functions of the brain and prevents dementia later on in life. Being a former student of a Second Language Acquisition Graduate program, I found this article fascinating.
I find that as a teacher of French, I am constantly having to convince students of the value of learning a second language, and particularly the value of French here in Canada. Because French is an elective after grade 9 here in Ontario, we try hard to explain to students that French helps people get jobs and get higher paying jobs. I’ve heard just recently that it even helps people get accepted into university in some cases. It is a…
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