Advantage of being multilingual  

Dhaka,  Wed,  28 June 2017
Published : 18 Jun 2017, 21:29:38
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Advantage of being multilingual  

AS we learn a foreign language we also come to know about the culture, people, and their lifestyle. Studies have found that learning one or two foreign languages improves our cognitive process. The brain of a multilingual/bilingual speaker works in a different way than one who is a single language speaker.  Multilingual people have an added advantage over the monolingual people. When we learn a foreign language, it boosts our brain power and develops our ability of multitasking. It delays diseases like dementia and Alzheimer. The more we use our brain, the better it functions.  So learning a foreign language sharpens up our memory. 

 We should encourage our children to learn a foreign language apart from English. It may be Chinese, French, Spanish, or Japanese.  Nowadays, with the help of the computer, the internet and various kinds of applications we can easily learn a foreign language.  We can effectively converse in a language if we know 500 plus words of the language.  Once we have some words in our vocabulary it is easy to learn further. Learning a new language is fun although it looks daunting at the beginning, but as we progress the process seems a lot easier and entertaining.

Mohammed Fahim

Moghbazar, Dhaka

 
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