The benefits of a bilingual brain in the modern world
By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 2 May 2018
A multilingual world
It is estimated that more than half of the world’s population – over 3 billion people – can communicate in two (or more) languages. If we consider that our societies are increasingly mobile, monolingual speakers will soon be the exception.
I believe all of us at a certain point in life, being at school, at work or when travelling for leisure, have come across the need to communicate in another language. We might all have experienced the challenges of learning a new language but also the benefits of being able to understand other cultures, to express and understand feelings in other linguistic forms.
For children raised in multilingual families, the simultaneous acquisition of multiple (more…)