The Bilingual Brain (Ted-Ed Tuesday)

24 Sep

It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? In this Ted-Ed Talk, Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.

In the New York Times last week, The Beauty of Being Bilingual was featured in the opinion section. Natalia Sylvester wrote: “I used to think that being bilingual is what made me a writer, but more and more I see it’s deeper than that. It’s the constant act of interpreting. The journeying back and forth. The discovery that language, and the stories it carries, is not a straight path. Those of us who’ve served as interpreters in everyday life know it’s a bittersweet privilege.” Here is a LINK to the article.

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