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Learning A New Language!

Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.Multilingual people are able to communicate and interact within multiple communities. Potential employers consider this a valuable asset in an employee’s skill set, as they’re able to connect with a broader range of people. In this new age of start-ups, companies are increasingly breaking into new markets.It’s great for traveling. Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is credited with saying that “the limits of your language are the limits of your world,” and he was right. After learning one, it’s 1000x easier to learn another

As you begin to learn a second language, you’ll find that the acquisition techniques you’re using can be applied to learning additional languages as well.After learning one, it’s 1000x easier to learn another

As you begin to learn a second language, you’ll find that the acquisition techniques you’re using can be applied to learning additional languages as well.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Happyperson06

It also means you're less likely to have dementia :)

1 year ago

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And recover better after a stroke. Research carried out in Wales where part of the population is bilingual has shown this.

And yay! for Latin :o) We need it on DL

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Happyperson06

Exactly! My sister did Latin for GCSE and she learnt it on a site like this.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Happyperson06

That's actually really interesting! I'm learning Spanish and I used to learn Latin. So many languages were influenced by Latin so it's a great asset!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

I really appreciate knowing some Latin too.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Happyperson06

It really helps doesn't it?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Original_Crazy

Yeah it does. I also really like the language.

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I personally don't know about the benefits of learning a second language because I can really only remember starting off bilingual in life, but I know that every language one learns facilitates the learning of those one has yet to learn.

A recent example from my life would be the fact that my knowledge of the Polish language has greatly facilitated my acquisition of Czech. They are both Slavic languages, and there are similarities regarding their grammar and their vocabulary.

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You are so lucky! I wish I'd had an upbringing with other languages - but it's all about where you are from. Britain since the 1940s has been telling its children that they are rubbish at languages - which is a self-fulfulling prophesy based on a lie! The British are no worse than any other nationality, they just think they are.

As Henry Ford said, "It doesn't matter if you think you can or think you can't, you are right."

Luckily I ignored those who said a maths/science person can't learn languages....

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