Language-Learning Advocacy Videos

By Richard de Meij | Videos on The Reasons for, Benefits of, and Strategies for Learning to Speak Multiple (Foreign) Languages, as a 21st Century Skill, in Today's World

Speaking More Than One Language Helps Stroke Recovery

Learning a new language is great for your brain.<p>There are ways to reduce your risk of having a stroke — for example, you can exercise more and not smoke. But should a stroke occur, you might also be able to reduce your risk of losing brain function if you are a speaker of more than one language.<p>In …

The Brain

Want to Be Smart? Learn a Foreign Language

In an interconnected world, being multilingual helps you forge valuable global connections and increase your chances of making it big in the world of …

The Brain

What Being Bilingual Does To Your Brain

Most of us communicate with one another in a single common language, while some of us are part of the bilingual and multilingual world that can speak …

MultiBrief: Using a second language to land the job

As the economy continues to slowly improve and unemployment levels drop, more and more job seekers are finding the task of getting hired less …

Probing Question: Are there real benefits to being bilingual? | Penn State University

There's an old joke that asks, "If someone who speaks many languages is multilingual, and someone who speaks two languages is bilingual, what do you …

Language Learning

Learning French Is Not as Hard as You Think

There are more than a few ways for you to learn a language. No best way exists; if that is what you are after. What works for you will depend …


<b>By Samara Freemark and Stephen Smith, American RadioWorks</b><p>For decades, psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents …

7 year old speaks 5 languages

Meet my friend Yukine.<p>She’s 7 years old and speaks 5 languages: <i>English, Spanish, Japanese, German and Sign Language</i>.<p>When I visited the Canary Islands …

Why learn a foreign language: all the benefits of being Bilingual

With more online learning resources available than we know what to do with, there’s really no reason for you to not know a second language.<p>Being bilingual not only gives you some fun bragging rights, but it also gives you the benefit of standing out in the increasingly competitive job …

Language Learning

Mother Language Day: Why learning a foreign language is important

<i>Prior to becoming an ELT Editor for Oxford University Press, Mexico, Lysette Taplin worked as an English language teacher and ELT author for a number</i> …

Language Learning

5 Reasons Your Young Child Should Be Bilingual

At some point our children will be given the opportunity to learn a foreign language, whether they go to public school or private. Unfortunately, …

Language Learning

Does learning language make kids smarter?

Bilingualism Will Supercharge Your Baby's Brain

Science Reveals Something Surprising About People Who Speak More Than One Language

Learning more than one language isn't just good for traveling — it may actually make you better at performing tasks that aren't even related to …

The Brain

Are We Prepared for Jobs of the Future????

Virginia Students Proficient in Many Languages

It’s no secret that knowing a second language makes you more marketable in your career. But some students in the United States are taking language …

Why Language Learning is Important #infographic

Learning a new language seems like a difficult task especially for homeschoolers. But there are many benefits in learning a second language. It helps …

Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

"Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence," sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz has said. Arts education, on the other hand, …

Many Languages, One America: 25 Proud Bilingual Children

The multilingual Coke commercial that aired during the most watched American TV event of the year—the SuperBowl—was exciting. A prominent …

Historical Linguists

In western culture, African-Americans are vastly underrepresented in world languages. Historically, Africans have mastered tribal, local, and …

Black History

What Are The Advantages To Learning a Foreign Language?

Why Learn a Second Language? - Advocacy Project

Foreign Language Study Benefits

Take A Foreign Language in High School

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Black History

Toward A New Generation of Globally Aware Citizens

7 Ways to Develop Good Language Learning Habits

Simply speaking, developing habits is a great way to get stuff done. When it comes to language learning, especially self-motivated learning, developing habits is paramount. In this presentation, we'll show you how to establish a language learning routine with 7 simple steps.

Language Learning

Be Tough - Take a Foreign Language