Benefits of Multilingualism
Being Bilingual: The Neuroplastic Workout Posted on June 1, 2013 It used to be thought that neuroplasticity went away at a certain age, however recent research is showing us that our brains change and grow well into the golden years. Being bilingual facilitates this! (Surprise!)
A growing body of evidence suggesting that bilinguals enjoy enhanced executive control compared to monolinguals. Executive control refers to a combination of cognitive abilities—including task-switching—that help you make decisions, control impulses, and plan thoughtfully. It’s long been thought that constant management and monitoring of two languages improves executive control.
How Bilingualism Can Affect Your Brain
Bilingual poster: "5 reasons why it's good to be bilingual"
No Child Left Monolingual: Kim Potowski at TEDxUofIChicago. Potowski is Associate Professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she directs the Spanish heritage language program. She earned her Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Infographic from medtech on the benefits of being bilingual
Learning a Foreign Language with Kids. Parent Magazine.
For those who wonder WHY to learn another language and those who wonder WHICH language to choose ...