Benefits of learning another language

 

A chara, – Peter McGuire’s article (Education, March 27th) deals with the issue of the bilingual advantages accruing to children who learn a second language.

Similar benefits accrue to adults.

Research published in January 2017 is the most recent in a number of studies linking the ability to speak more than one language to cognitive performance and the delayed onset of dementia; people who use more than one language develop dementia symptoms an average of five years later than monolinguals. – Is mise,

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