Benefits of Being Bilingual

Learning a
new language is never easy, but the benefits of doing so can be life changing
in several ways! Just like any muscle the brain needs exercise too and learning
a new language has been shown to be an incredible tool for exercising the
brain. Many medical studies even suggest that learning multiple languages can,
improve attention span, increase the ability to multitask, and even reduce the
risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and strokes.

Beyond these
amazing health benefits, learning another language helps us bridge the gap
between cultures and world views. It opens our mind to new perspectives and
ways of life that were previously shut off to us.

At PLG all
of our staff speak at least 2 languages, and we celebrate the diversity of
culture, language, thought process, and world views.

Take a look
at the Ted talk below for an in-depth look at the benefits found in being

Ina TED talk by Columbia Professor John McWhorter, he reviews the top benefits oflearning a new language.

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