Bilingualism and the brain: The benefits of learning another language

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This presentation explores the benefits of bilingualism. Knowing multiple languages enriches our lives in so many different ways. This presentation includes interactive activities and data on how bilingualism can confer a beneficial form of cognitive training, improve the brain's executive function, and even delay the onset of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. We also share information about the Seal of Biliteracy, a program recognizing bilingualism in high school students in the state of Minnesota. Additionally, we look at current demographics of CSB/SJU students, and the different languages spoken on campus. Learn why, in a globalized world, U.S. companies are hiring more individuals who can communicate in foreign languages.

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