Category Archives: Foreign Languages

ACT vs. SAT: Which one is right for your child?

By Carissa Handrinos Deciding on a college is a daunting task for both parents and students. With so many things to focus on like grades, location, programs, personal statements, etc., the college application process becomes overwhelming. On top of all … Continue reading

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Bilingual Brain May Be Better

Researchers have reported that bilingualism may help the brain process information more rapidly and effectively. The reason may have to do with the brain’s increased demands to monitor the environment for the language spoken at any given moment. The Takeaway of … Continue reading

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First Physical Evidence: Bilingualism Delays Onset of Alzheimer’s Symptoms

ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2011) — Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have found that people who speak more than one language have twice as much brain damage as unilingual people before they exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the first physical … Continue reading

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Neuroscience for Kids

Here’s a great website that features the latest in neuroscience and learning research from the University of Washington. The materials are presented in interesting ways suitable for younger students, but the content is solid information useful for people of all backgrounds. The website … Continue reading

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Pre-K Is Optimum Time to Learn New Language

A new study authored by reseachers from the University of Washington finds that the best time to learn a new language is before age 5. That age window appears larger for children raised in bilingual homes. The study also found … Continue reading

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