Learn more than one....
What are the advantages of learning one or more foreign languages?
Probably you're thinking this is teacher's talk...just to try to encourage you to work harder, to study more...Well, it's not.
Scientists working in an investigation at York University in Toronto, Canada, have discovered a connection between speaking more than one language and avoiding mental diseases such as Alzheimer.
They say that its not new the idea that the brain, just as muscles, need to be exercised to keep healthy. According to them " mental gymnastics" delays mental illness, at least four years. Scientists state that to put the brain to work, in two different language systems, for most of our lives, will favour brain cells' versatility. The nervous cells have a higher capacity to assume several functions, in the different circuits of our brain. So, a brain used to think in more than one language would be better irrigated and able to use alternative areas, in case something fails, especially during old age.
Considering these advantages, will you give learning foreign languages a second thought?