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Research Reveals Children’s Linguistic Superpower

A young boy smiling in a hospitla bed, wearing a protective helmet after brain surgery.
Infants and young children have brains with a linguistic superpower, according to Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists, who found that unlike adults who use a specific areas in one or the other of their brain’s two hemispheres to process most discrete neural tasks, young children use both the right and left hemispheres...

Young Bilingual Brains May Age Better

Girl wearing "Bilingual = Life Square" T-shirt
Bilingual children and adolescents may grow up with more grey matter, according to a new study published in Brain Structure and Function, in which an international team of academics led by the UK’s University of Reading and the U.S. Georgetown University examined detailed scans of children’s and...

Research Examines the Economic Benefits of Bilingualism

Ingrid T. Colón gathers the financial evidence to support multilingualism "fluent bilinguals earned more than $5,400 annually than their monolingual peers" Helping students retain and strengthen their home language affords them many cognitive, social and even health benefits. Research shows that multilingualism can...

Putting the Benefits of Bilingualism into Practice

The National Science Foundation's Partnerships in International Research and Education (NSF PIRE) has awarded a $5 million dollar grant over five years to help translate the scientific benefits of language learning from the lab to the classroom. Research has shown that speaking two or more languages makes minds more open to learning and more flexible, so now's the time...
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