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What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

Results of a study.  Excerpt:

The Swedish MRI study showed that learning a foreign language has a visible effect on the brain. Young adult military recruits with a flair for languages learned Arabic, Russian or Dari intensively, while a control group of medical and cognitive science students also studied hard, but not at languages. 77 more words

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Learning a language has a lot of benefits, including making you more tolerant

Read more here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/12/learning-a-language-has-a-lot-of-benefits-including-making-you-more-tolerant?utm_content=buffer8d005&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Knowledge of different languages is crucial to becoming global citizens. As former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan noted,

“Our country needs to create a future in which all Americans understand that by speaking more than one language, they are enabling our country to compete successfully and work collaboratively with partners across the globe.” 35 more words

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Books & Music


I have been in the mood to read books lately. This semester at college has had minimal work, so I have had time to get back into reading. 331 more words


a day in the life [of a language learner]

Written February 9, 2017

I tiptoe across the kitchen floor to look out the window. Though I see it every morning, I never tire of looking out onto a landscape of thick jungle with clouds of fog drifting slowly along the valley below. 389 more words


Is learning a language like building a house?

One of the metaphors I hear most often, is that language learning is like building a house. Your words are the bricks and the grammar is the mortar holding it all together nicely. 763 more words


3 Tips to Learn a Language More Quickly and Effectively

Do you want to learn a new language but don’t have much free time? This is one of the most common issues facing language students, especially working adults. 692 more words