It is never too late to learn a new language. the benefits of learning and knowing a language next to your mother tongue are amazing, even if you are already an adult.
I am not just talking about the fun of communicating in another language. Or about the fun of being able to make new connections and friends.
I am talking about health benefits of the brain like better memory, slower aging and less risk of dementia.
Children growing up to be multi-lingual
Our brain is amazing as well when it comes to children growing up to be multi-lingual. I think we have all met bilingual children and were just a little jealous of their ability to jump between different languages. They are even bi-lingual on an emotional level.
My children are tri-lingual. Every day, I am amazed how easy it is to raise them with three different languages. Being consistent is the most important task for us as parents. Even our children are exposed to and have the ability to learn different languages; they are constantly tempted to choose the easy way out. And the easy way is speaking English! Slowly, they start to see the benefits of being able to speak three languages fluently.
While learning a new language
What is going on in the brain while learning a new language? How are we different learning as children, teenagers and adults?
While doing my research I found this amazing video. I realized that I can’t explain it better and so I let this video do its job.
health benefits of the brain are better memory, slower aging and less risk of dementia.
If you feel that you need some more understanding of the brain areas used in the video, you can always go back to my post on basic brain facts.
Now, enjoy the video and let me know in the comments section if you are a multi-lingual person as well or if you – just now – found the ambition to go ahead and learn a new language!
For your brain’s health sake 🙂
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