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New Plan to boost the revival of the Cornish Language

The Council of Cornwall approuved a new plan in order to enhance the use of the Cornish language. 


Keep Sharp, Master More Languages, Delay Alzheimer's

A new study shows that bilingual patients did not contract Alzheimer's, the worst phase of dementia until five years later than their monolingual compadres. Mastering a second language can pump up your brain in ways that seem to delay getting Alzheimer's disease later on. 


Resilience, brain workout and foreign language learning

The way resilience and the foreign language acquisition are connected is pretty straightforward. If we are to believe two renowned scientists, one a psychiatrist, the other a neuroscientist, in a recent article in TIME magazine (June 1, 2015), different people have different degrees of resilience. You may ask: so what ? This might explain why some people think they are bad language learners. Not without a reason. Simply, the resilience in that particular psycho-sociological case is not the same for everyone.


Being Multilingual Cuts Risk of Memory Problems


Study Shows Speaking More Than 2 Languages May Protect Against Age-Related Memory Loss



Second Languages Slow Brain Decline

Speaking two languages throughout life may slow the loss of mental agility that comes with age. When seniors were challenged to switch between two basic thought tasks, bilinguals reacted more quickly than those who spoke only English. What’s more, imaging scans showed that older people who had always spoken two languages used their brains more efficiently than single-language speakers.


Being bilingual wards off symptoms of dementia

New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health. Scientists examine how being bilingual can offer protection from the symptoms of dementia, and also suggests that the increasing diversity in our world populations may have an unexpected positive impact on the resiliency of the adult brain.


Building a More Resilient Brain

By Shirley S. Wang

A lifetime of speaking two or more languages appears to pay off in old age, with recent research showing the symptoms of dementia can be delayed by an average of four years in bilingual people.


Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

By: Gray Matter

SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.


The Cognitive Advantages of Balanced Bilingualism


During the past century, and especially over the last ten years, bilingual education has been the subject of intense political debate. In California, where 25% of K-12 students speak a language other than English as their native language, the debate has been particularly contentious; in 1998, a state proposition passed mandating English-only instruction for English language learners.


White matter does matter

By: Roxanne Khamsi, Online reporter


Being bilingual may delay Alzheimer's and boost brain power

Research suggests that bilingual people can hold Alzheimer's disease at bay for longer, and that bilingual children are better at prioritising tasks and multitasking


Language studies trigger brain growth

Intensive foreign language studies enlarge areas of the brain that play a big role in language, memory and spatial navigation.

by Andres R.Graven


Language learning makes the brain grow, Swedish study suggests

At the Swedish Armed Forces Interpreter Academy, young recruits learn a new language at a very fast pace. By measuring their brains before and after the language training, a group of researchers has had an almost unique opportunity to observe what happens to the brain when we learn a new language in a short period of time.


10 Superb Psychological Advantages of Learning Another Language

Benefits of learning a second language include brain growth, staving off dementia, boosting memory, improving attention and more…

To have another language is to possess a second soul.” –Charlemagne

By Dr Jeremy Dean 


Bilingual children switch tasks faster than speakers of a single language

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