Archives for October 2014

October 2014 – Does Learning Chinese Make You Smarter?

Whilst surfing the net I came upon this article titled ‘Scientists Claim Learning Chinese Makes You Smarter’. Naturally, I was a bit excited; I’ve always considered myself rather lucky to have studied Mandarin throughout childhood. Usually, this is when my mother would jump in and say, ‘Aha! I told you there’d be the day where
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Bilingualism makes you smarter!

Bilingualism is good for you. It makes brains stronger. It is brain exercise – cognitive neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok Nowadays, bilinguals or multilinguals constitute the majority of the global population, marginalising monolinguals as The Associated Press reports that up to 66% of the world’s children are raised bilingual. Cross-cultural communication and globalisation aside, the trend is
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