The benefits of learning a second language are myriad. There are obvious benefits – such as being able to communicate with more people and learn about other cultures – but there are less obvious benefits too. Research shows that bilinguals develop stronger cognitive and brain processes that enable them to function better in areas that […]
As early as possible! As early as pregnancy, babies benefit from hearing a second language. Here’s the evidence: Babies recognize the differences between languages within hours after birth! Research shows that babies learn the rhythm and intonation of the language or languages that their mother speaks while pregnant. Amazingly, babies can distinguish their mother’s language […]
by Heidi Stock When is the best time to start exposing children to a second language? As early as possible! In fact, babies benefit from hearing a second language as early as during pregnancy. Here’s the evidence: 1. Babies recognize the differences between languages within hours after birth! Research shows that babies learn the rhythm […]
A lot has been written about the benefits of being bilingual. So many claims have been made about the benefits of bilingualism that you might think being bilingual makes you better at everything! (It doesn’t.) That said, research shows that being bilingual improves certain brain functions and social skills, and that these benefits extend beyond just speaking another language.