Benefits of Second Language Acquisition #2

This also comes from the Duke Gifted Learning Center in Raleigh, NC. Delaying Alzheimers...who knew?

"Parents and language educators should embrace all languages and encourage learning multiple languages. As a Spanish teacher, I am constantly advocating for students to start a third language. Portuguese, for example, is a natural transition for advanced Spanish students. One of the life-long benefits of learning another language is that you're always learning, and it keeps the brain actively engaged. Recent studies have connected learning a second language with delaying Alzheimers for this very reason. So, while languages should be started in Pre-K, it's never too late to start learning another language." (Stewart)

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