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New Study Shows Brain Benefits Of Bilingualism

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Being bilingual opens up new worlds to speakers. It also appears to delay the onset of dementia.
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The largest study so far to ask whether speaking two languages might delay the onset of dementia symptoms in bilingual patients as compared to monolingual patients has reported a robust result. Bilingual patients suffer dementia onset an average of 4.5 years later than those who speak only a single language.

 

While knowledge of a protective effect of bilingualism isn't entirely new, the present study significantly advances scientists' knowledge. Media reports emphasize the size of its cohort: 648 patients from a university hospital's memory clinic, including 391 who were bilingual. It's also touted as the first study to reveal that bilingual people who are illiterate derive the same benefit from speaking two languages as do people who read and write. It also claims to show that the benefit applies not only to Alzheimer's sufferers but also people with frontotemporal and vascular dementia.

 

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Learn Spanish in Spain, La Herradura

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Spanish Classes in La Herradura, South Spain, a total immersion to learn the Spanish Language in a proficient way. More info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

 

As a survey reveals British teenagers are the worst in Europe at foreign languages, Anne Merritt reveals the 10 easiest to learn from scratch.

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For language learners, a great feature of Spanish is its shallow orthographic depth – that is, in most cases, words are written as pronounced. This means that reading and writing in Spanish is a straightforward task.

Pronunciation is also fairly easy for native English speakers, with only ten vowel and diphthong sounds (English has 20), and no unfamiliar phonemes except for the fun-to-pronounce letter ñ. Grammatically speaking, Spanish has fewer irregularities that other Romance languages.

Spanish is also an attractive second language for English speakers because of its international status. Spanish is an official language on three continents, and with growing economies in Latin and South America, it’s a valuable professional skill. In a Telegraph survey, 37 per cent of employers rated Spanish as a useful language to know

 

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A Guide to #Spanish - 10 facts about the Spanish language. Learn Spanish in La Herradura, Spain www.spanish-school-herradura.com

A Guide to #Spanish - 10 facts about the Spanish language. Learn Spanish in La Herradura, Spain www.spanish-school-herradura.com | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

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BBC Languages - Learn Spanish in your own time and have fun with Languages of the world. Your fun Spanish language taster. Pick up essential phrases and learn some fascinating facts about the Spanish language.

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Where is Spanish spoken?

 

Also known as Castilian, due to its origins in the Castile region of Spain, Spanish is the official language of Spain. It's also spoken across Central and South American countries which were former Spanish colonies, and more recently in the USA due to migration from its southern neighbours

 

In Africa, Spanish is spoken in Equatorial Guinea and the disputed territory of Western Sahara. In Asia, there are still remnants of the language in the Philippines

 

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Why learn languages? 10 good reasons to learn a foreign language!

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10 good reasons why you should be learning a foreign language: Learning foreign languages has many rewards!

 

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