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2 Languages in 1 Brain by Antonella Sorace

Professor Antonella Sorace talks about her life long research into the importance of bilingualism to the brain.  Her talk, 2 languages in 1 brain illustrates some of the messages she is trying to get out and breaks down some of the myths she wants to discourage.  It really is good for you, learn some new language today and finding out about Bilingualism Matters

Antonella Sorace
Antonella Sorace

What are the benefits of bilingualism ?

Research has shown that bilingualism is beneficial for children’s development and their future. Children exposed to different languages become more aware of different cultures, other people and other points of view. But they also tend to be better than monolinguals at ‘multitasking’ and focusing attention, they often are more precocious readers, and generally find it easier to learn other languages. Bilingualism gives children much more than two languages!

 

For help with understanding the benefits of speaking more than one language get in touch with Bilingualism Matters:

www.bilingualism-matters.org.uk

For free online language resources click here

Antonella’s talk was followed by the third and final RSA animate of the evening; Choice…

 

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