The Mental Advantages of the Multilingual Mind | Aspen Ideas Blog

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An interesting take (or a reminder, for those who are lucky enough to share the skill) on what we already know and suspect: the advantages to bilingualism (or indeed, multilingualism) are not just ‘out there’, of benefit in economic or cultural terms, but have an effect ‘in here’ as well, in conferring cognitive advantages that our monolingual peers lack.

(Photo Credit: istockphoto) Christopher Livaccari is an educator who is currently Chinese program director and elementary school principal at International School of the Peninsula and the senior a

Source: The Mental Advantages of the Multilingual Mind | Aspen Ideas Blog

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From William Shakespeare to Amy Tan: Do bilinguals make better writers? (2)

In my last post, I started to argue that there is a link between bilingualism – the ability to speak a second language to some degree of proficiency – and linguistic creativity. That is, bilinguals…

Source: From William Shakespeare to Amy Tan: Do bilinguals make better writers? (2)