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The benefits of learning more than one language.
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For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
The cognitive benefits of multilingualism
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10 Superb Psychological Advantages of Learning Another Language

10 Superb Psychological Advantages of Learning Another Language | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
Learning another language can promote brain growth, stave off dementia, boost memory, improve attention and more...
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Why It Makes More Sense Than You Know to Learn a Second Language

Why It Makes More Sense Than You Know to Learn a Second Language | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
As a language learner, you'll not only become a more conscious thinker and listener who can communicate clearly and think creatively, but you'll also gain the most significant benefit of multilingualism: a broader, more global perspective.
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the benefits of learning languages | Visual.ly

the benefits of learning languages | Visual.ly | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
There's a lot to gain from learning another language! Between the love prospects and career potential, speaking more than one language is pretty usefu
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ACTFL 2011 Video Contest - 21st Century Learners & Language

Selected as the Popular Vote and the Judges Vote in the 2011 ACTFL Video Contest - Postsecondary category. Thank you to all who voted!! The video addresses t...
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Renewing America » Foreign Languages and U.S. Economic Competitiveness

Renewing America » Foreign Languages and U.S. Economic Competitiveness | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
Ideas and initiatives for rebuilding American economic strength.
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Multilingual Europe | Language on the Move

Multilingual Europe | Language on the Move | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it

Much of Europe has moved passed bilingual goals to the importance of trilingual education.

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Learn a Second Language : Talk Your Way Into a Better Job

Learn a Second Language : Talk Your Way Into a Better Job | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
Knowing a foreign language is a highly desirable skill that will make your résumé shine.
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5 Facts About Bilingualism

5 Facts About Bilingualism | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
Students who learn a foreign language out-score their non-foreign language learning peers in the verbal and -- surprisingly, perhaps -- math sections of standardized tests.
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What the Research Shows - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

What the Research Shows - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it

Three major areas of impact have been identified:

—academic achievement

—cognitive benefits

—attitudes and beliefs

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Learning of foreign languages enhances the brain | Learning Mind

Learning of foreign languages enhances the brain | Learning Mind | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
Learning of a second foreign language is particularly beneficial not only for one’s curriculum but also for the brain, according to a new scientific research.

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The Bilingual Advantage

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A cognitive neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok has spent almost 40 years learning about how bilingualism sharpens the mind. Her good news: Among other benefits, the regular use of two languages appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Dr. Bialystok, 62, a distinguished research professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, was awarded a $100,000 Killam Prize last year for her contributions to social science.

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7 Reasons Why It's Good To Speak Another Language

7 Reasons Why It's Good To Speak Another Language | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
It's one of life's truths: Being bilingual or multilingual can only be considered a good thing. The ability to travel seamlessly in another country; to interact with people you wouldn't otherwise be able to communicate with; to really understand and ...
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Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism - Telegraph

Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism - Telegraph | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English, says Anne Merritt.
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infographic for language learners

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What language is the most influential?

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4 Reasons Why “Global Fluency” Matters – an open letter to 6th graders everywhere | Digital Learning Environments

4 Reasons Why “Global Fluency” Matters – an open letter to 6th graders everywhere | Digital Learning Environments | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
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Beyond Proficiency: Why we Learn Languages

Beyond Proficiency Just as the American and Chinese presidents took a step back to examine US-China relations, so too, did we take a step back to examine why...
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Foreign Language Study Benefits

A case for foreign language study as a required core subject in our k-12 schools: a 21st century imperative! Consider the compelling cognitive, academic, hea...
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How America Can Get Her Bilingual Groove Back

How America Can Get Her Bilingual Groove Back | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
America is behind the world in the number of its citizens that are bilingual. President Obama should set a simple but profound goal for our nation: by the year 2035, 51 percent of our population should be bilingual.
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Bilingualism Across the U.S. [Infographic] | Kelly Tirman

Bilingualism Across the U.S. [Infographic] | Kelly Tirman | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
Here is a nice infographic about bilingualism in the United States. Enjoy!
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Do Multilingual Individuals Earn More Money? - Forbes

Do Multilingual Individuals Earn More Money? - Forbes | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it

A recent article in the New York Times synthesizes several studies about people who speak several languages fluently.

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Eurobarometer: 98% say language learning is good for their children, but tests highlight skills gap.

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The Many Benefits of Learning a Second Language

The Many Benefits of Learning a Second Language | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it

Students may consider becoming fluent in a second language as it will offer many benefits related to learning and could offer future benefits related to job opportunities and career development.

 


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Many benefits come with learning a foreign language

Many benefits come with learning a foreign language | Why Study World Languages? | Scoop.it
  Español. Français. Deutsch. There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, and while many of these are not commonly taught and aren...

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