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It’s never too late to learn another language

From Marek Kohn

We found this really interested article!


“There are so many reasons to learn languages. Big reasons, like broadening horizons, understanding other people, acquiring new skills, conducting relationships and enhancing CVs. And small ones, like enjoying being able to communicate on holiday and eavesdrop on interesting conversations…/…


Thomas Bak, a neuroscientist at the University of Edinburgh, believes that using different languages is good for the brain, and the more effort it takes, the better. Yes, he agrees, the older you get, the harder it becomes to learn languages. But “that’s exactly why you get the benefits”, he says…/…


The science seemed to provide an irresistible case for encouraging the use of more than one language. Not only did it offer people a powerful incentive to invest time in language learning and use, but it also trumped the underlying ideological objections.../…


The people who take part in the classes may not be able to travel abroad, but late language learning offers them opportunities to enjoy encounters with people of different backgrounds…/…


It’s never too late to learn something new.”

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