Thursday, October 10, 2013

Learning a new language has benefits

This piece gives several reasons why learning another language is good for you, even making you more wealthy and healthy! - - Donna Poisl
by Antwanise Jackson, Staff Writer

For many of us, a foreign language course has been a requirement for most majors. I’m sure some of you, like myself, were probably wondering why this is so important. Actually, there are a lot of benefits to learning a second language.

I recently have become obsessed with Spanish and I believe that the benefits to learning another language will be worth it in the long run. Here’s a look at why you should too.

Well, for starters, it makes you smarter. According to a study by The New York Times, speaking another language challenges the brain to recognize meaning and communicate in different language systems. This is helpful because it allows you to negotiate meaning in other problem-solving tasks. 
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