Friday, November 30, 2012

Language learning expands more than vocabulary

Learning a new language increases brain growth in certain areas, according to a recent report published in the journal NeuroImage. Researchers compared MRIs of Swedish army personnel going through intense language training with students at an elite science school. The brain scans displayed more distinct growth in the cerebral cortex for the language students. 

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Inglés - Nivel 1A Day 1 (Slides)

Introducing the English Teacher

Razones por estudiar inglés

Frases Utiles en Inglés

Presentandonos en Inglés

Cognados Ingleses - Españoles

Vocales en Inglés

El Alfabeto en Inglés

Los Números Uno - Veinte en Inglés

Los Saludos en Inglés

Cultura Estadounidense:  Eye Contact

Vocabulario en Inglés:  El Aula

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Need another reason to learn a language?

You already know some of the benefits of learning a language! But are you aware of some of the less obvious reasons to learn a new language?

We all know some of the main benefits of learning to speak a new language, such as making it easier for you to meet people when travelling, or improving your skills to make your CV stand out.

But there are some more surprising reasons to learn a language . Here are a few suggestions based on recent research – do you have any more benefits to add? Let us know in the comments!

Languages benefits

Develop understanding and respect

By speaking another community’s language, you can really get to understand its culture and traditions. This in turn helps you to develop a fresh perspective on the world and respect for other people – and that can only be a good thing.

Improve your brain power

Learning a language could improve your brain power. A  Swedish study has shown that learning a new language in a short period of time can make specific parts of the brain get bigger.

What’s more, if you learn a foreign language for 4 years or more, you could outperform your colleagues or classmates in other areas.

Keep your health for longer

Further research suggests that people who speak two or more languages are 4 times less likely to have a cognitive impairment. You could help delay the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Learn a third language more easily

Are you finding it difficult to learn a second language? Keep working, because studies have shown that once you’ve mastered this one, you’ll find it easier to learn a third language!

Do you feel really motivated to learn a language after reading this post? Take full advantage of all our services to help you learn a language today!

What benefits have you experienced from learning a new language? Let us know in the comments below!

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