10 Superb Psychological Advantages of Learning Another Language

naamloos

 

 

 

 

People used to think that learning two languages created confusion in the mind. Jeremy Dean, a psychologist and the author of PsyBlog, represents 10 psychological benefits of learning another language.

7 Foreign Languages Today’s Business Students Should Learn

 

 

 

  • Discusses the importance of being able to use multiple languages for business purposes
  • Goes through 7 languages that would be the a smart choice for bilingualism carreer-wise
  • Refreshing look outside of ‘the usual’ bilingual combinations

10 Proven Brain Benefits of Being Bilingual

 

 

 

  • Lists ten ways in which the brain benefits from being multilingual, including heightened creativity and a faster response time.
  • Interesting for those that are on the fence about bilingual parenting but also for those who have already made the decision and want to know more about the rewards that are not directly noticable

Visit this item

The Benefits of Bilingualism for Deaf Children

 

 

 

ASL students at University of Pennsylvania | 9 April 2008

  • Video about raising deaf children bilingually
  • Discusses the advantages of mastering both sign language and spoken language

View this item

Bilingual Kids

 

 

 

Parents TV | 5 Mei 2008

  • Video about how easily children acquire foreign languages, what parent’s options are (especially when they cannot offer two languages themselves), what the benefits are, etc.

View this item

Language and Learning

 

 

 

Your Voice | 27 Jan 2010

  • Video where language experts Ellen Bialystok, Laura-Ann Petitto and Peter Gazzellone discuss issues to do with children learning multiple languages
  • Created by Your Voice, an online resource for parents of children under the age of 12

View this item

Being Bilingual May Boost Your Brain Power

 

 

 

Gretchen Cuda-Kroen | 4 Apr 2011

  • Article and radio broadcast
  • About the cognitive advantages of bilinguals
  • Includes an example from a bilingual parent and contributions from researchers Janet Werker and Ellen Bialystok
  • It is suggested that bilingualism may alter the structure of the brain

View this item

Top 5 Reasons to Raise Your Kids Bilingual

 

 

 

Squidoo.com

  • Article explaining why you should raise your children bilingually
  • Gives 5 reasons, among which more flexible thinking and better career opportunities

View this item

Bilingualism Delays Onset of Dementia

 

 

 

New Scientist and Reuters | 12 Feb 2007

  • Canadian research by Bialystok, Craik & Freedman shows that bilingualism delays the onset of dementia
  • Complaints caused by dementia start on average four years later with bilinguals compared to monolinguals

View this item

The Bilingual Advantage

 

 

 

Claudia Dreifus | 30 May 2011

  • Interview with Ellen Bialystok, a cognitive neuroscientist who has researched the bilingual brain for almost 40 years
  • Discusses bilingualism research over the years and Bialystok’s contributions
  • Bialystok explains the advantages of being bilingual and that using languages consistently is the key to these cognitive advantages

View this item

 

Bilingual Babies Get an Early Edge

 

 

 

Jeremy Hsu | 13 Apr 2009

  • Article about research showing that bilingual babies may have an advantage already early in life, before they even begin to speak
  • This research is led by Jacques Mehler, a renowned cognitive neuroscientist
  • Research shows bilingual babies have better executive functions compared to monolingual babies

View this item

Trilingual Toddlers? Now’s the Time to Teach Your Child Another Language

 

 

 

Anna Carlson | 21 Jul 2011

  • Very recent
  • Article about bilingualism in an fast globalizing world
  • Discusses advantages of bilingualism and starting a second language early
  • Info and tips on what parents can do to stimulate acquisition of a second language

View this item