Tag: bilingualbenefits

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...