Monthly Archives: March 2012

Benefits of Bilingualism Start Early and Persist Through Life


A recent New York Times article on bilingualism debunks some previously held conceptions about bilingualism in young learners — and explains how the benefits of knowing more than one language persist through later life, too.

“…the bilingual experience improves the brain’s so-called executive function — a command system that directs the attention processes that we use for planning, solving problems and performing various other mentally demanding tasks,” says author Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, a staff writer at Science.

Take a look here at The Benefits of Bilingualism, published March 17, 2012.