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Monday, March 19, 2012

NY Times: Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

There is an article in the NY Times published on March 17, 2012 about the Benefits of being Bilingual. I have seen many, many, many articles lately published by The NY Times about this subject.  I’m glad that they are speaking out about what WE have known for a LLLLLLOOOOONNNNNGGGGG time!  Here is an excerpt from the article written by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee.
                                        Why Bilinguals Are Smarter
SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.
Read the entire artículo, Why Bilinguals Are Smarter by Bhattacharjee.
Gracias NY Times!

1 comment:

  1. This was a great article! I hope everyone in Arizona read it and realize that promoting languages is the way to go for so many reasons.