Monday, June 17, 2013

Why It Makes More Sense Than You Know to Learn a Second Language

There are many everyday reasons to learn a second language, but many people don't realize how beneficial it is to your brain.     - - Donna Poisl


My wife is Colombian, I grew up in Germany, and I now work in Philadelphia. As I like to joke, that gives me three good reasons to know a language other than English. But the truth is, recent research suggests that learning a new language, at any age, not only will enhance your next vacation or better prepare you for an upcoming business trip, it can also make you a better listener, boost your creativity, spur brain growth, and for some people, even delay Alzheimer's.

Each of these benefits stems from the various ways that language learning improves your brain's ability to focus. Learning a language physically changes your mind, ultimately making you a stronger, more creative thinker. So if your high school Spanish lessons are a buried memory or even if you're already bilingual and just want to find out what that skill is doing for you, here are five reasons why you should start learning a foreign language right now:
Click on the HEADLINE above to read the FIVE good reasons! This is only the beginning of it.

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