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     Articles: The importance of learning a new language.
     
    The Following articles are sources from " Middlebury Interactive Languages."
     
    •    5 Reasons Everyone Should Know at Least Two Languages
    • People who know two (or more) languages can perform a host of super human feats. They can order dinner in another country without accidentally getting broiled squid. They can make friends with people from different cultures and countries. They can also ask for directions to the restroom and actually end up in the restroom. In our opinion, everyone should learn another language!
    • Students who study a world language for just one year score an average of 38 points higher on the SATs. (Even cooler: Students who took four years of a world language showed scores that were more than a hundred points higher on average.)
    • 2012: The year that researchers at the University of Cambridge discovered that people who know two languages are nicer. According to the research, bilingual folks are better able to tolerate differences and find solutions to conflict. Eight hundred thirty-five 11-year-olds were tested on their cognitive ability in Scotland in 1947. Between 2008 and 2010, those same people were retested when they were in their seventies. Of the 835 case studies, 260 knew at least two languages. THOSE 260 PEOPLE TESTED SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER IN COGNITIVE FUNCTION THAN THEIR SOLELY ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEERS.
    • DO YOU EVER FIND IT HARD TO DO TWO THINGS AT ONCE? PEOPLE WHO KNOW TWO LANGUAGES ARE NICER. The National Institutes of Health discovered that people who speak more than one language are much better at multitasking, which means walking on your hands while chewing gum should be a breeze.
    • $128,000 According to an MIT study, people who know two or more languages earn an average of $128,000 more in their lifetimes.


    •      5 Ways Being Bilingual Makes You Smarter
    • People who know two (or more) languages are just plain smart. They can tell the difference between “embarazada” and “embarrassed.” They can ace their math test and their science test all in the same day. They can even impress their friends with extraordinary feats of vocabulary as they discern new words from second-language roots. In our opinion, bilingual people are just plain smart
    •      5 Reasons Knowing a World Language Makes You More Creative

    • People who know two or more languages make our world more colorful. They can tell you about early Renaissance art and can also pronounce the names of the artists ... correctly. They can speak with a flourish and cadence that sounds like a classic song. They can even whip up a batch of chocolate éclairs that would make you say “ooh la la!” In our opinion, people who speak more than one language are some of the most creative in the world.