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 multilingual!