Tag: barriers

From Monolingualism to Multilingualism: Breaking Down the Wall One Essential Shift at a Time

DAN ALPERT: What are the most important academic, cognitive, and cultural benefits of multilingualism? IVANNIA SOTO: There are so many benefits associated with multilingualism. Cognitively, multilingual proficiency strengthens how the brain functions. For example, bilingualism requires increased cognitive flexibility and better problem-solving skills (Californians Together, 2017). If we look...

Breaking Barriers to German

Alexander Voll celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall The “Anti-Fascist Protective Barrier,” as the wall was called by East German authorities, divided Berlin for nearly 30 years. Far from protecting anyone, its purpose was to keep the citizens of the GDR imprisoned, as the mass emigration of East Germans to the West threatened economic stability. Erected...
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