Bilingualism and the brain: The benefits of learning another language
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.
Conboy, Ana; Hennessy, Christina M.; Gomez, Tania; and Spenader, Allison J., "Bilingualism and the brain: The benefits of learning another language" (2017). Forum Lectures. 176.