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The biggest brain benefits to learning a new language (Video)

Sophia Swinford - published on 08/21/18

Did you know, for example, that learning a new language can help prevent disease?

There are many different types of bilingualism — depending on when and where you learned a second language. And each one affects the brain differently. What each kind of bilingualism has in common, however, is that they provide an extra workout for the brain, improving its strength and even preventing diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Though the plasticity of a child’s mind can make learning a new language easier for a child than for an adult, it’s never too late to take up a second language and to reap the benefits. Watch the video above to find out more.


Read more:
Why you should encourage your kids to be bilingual

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