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The Social Advantages of Exposure to Other Languages

Recent studies show that “multilingual exposure improves not only children’s cognitive skills but also their social abilities” (“The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals”, The New York Times, March 11, 2016). Whilst I’m wary of sound bites that may mistakenly encourage us to think that people are ‘superior’ simply by virtue of speaking more than one …

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Benefits of Bilingualism

Have you ever wondered what benefits your child could receive by learning a second language while they are still young? There are some surprising and wonderful benefits of bilingualism. We have gathered 15 of them for you to consider. A child’s brain is better equipped to learn a new language. They have a higher number …

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Trying harder makes language learning more difficult

A recent study conducted at MIT showed that adults’ understanding of grammar decreases if they actively pay attention to grammar and try to decode unfamiliar grammatical structures. The study which made the subjects listen to an artificial language for 10 minutes either passively or actively concluded that listening while focusing on grammar actually reduced the …

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