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Speaking More Languages May Equal More Brainpower

By Tom Herrin

Even though many people do well in their ability to learn without speaking anything other than their native language, it is believed both ability and performance may be improved beyond that level when they speak more than one language.  It may seem like a strange thing, but after thinking about it, it may make sense that it requires a considerable amount of mental activity.  

A good thing is that, while many others knock themselves out to improve mental performance and gain nothing else, those who learn another language may be able to effectively bring down two drones with one stone.

Learning Another Language May Boost Math Ability

Plenty of people struggle with math.  It often seems to be a silent killer when it comes to academics for many.  For those who are really insecure about it, dealing with it can ruin their disposition.  According to some studies, those who simply study another language may improve their math abilities.  In some, students studied as few as less than two hours per semester.  It is amazing to think about, but it would seem that stimulating the brain in this way can do wonders. 

Learning Other Languages May Provide a Better Attention Span

It seems to be observed in many places today that attention spans may be shorter.  Some contributing factors for this may well be the fact that so many electronic devices are in use.  The notion of instinct gratification appears to be rampant among many.  Apparently speaking more than one language may help to lengthen attention span.  It is possibly due to the fact that the person must listen intently as they switch from one language to another.  This would certainly require a keen ability to listen and pay attention.

Use It or Lose It 

In many things we do, we hear the expression pertaining to the fact that, if we fail to use our abilities, we may indeed lose them.  This may apply somewhat in reverse as we endeavor to learn another language.  It seems that the proof is there to indicate that we may be able to broaden our mind by seeking to learn a language.  For those who have tried, it is pretty quickly recognizable that there is something to it.  It may provide greater confidence as a reward for our efforts.  I have taken other language classes in the past, and I am currently struggling to learn one now.  I can say that it does keep me on my toes,

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