Is It Beneficial to be Bilingual?

The article, The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual, states that there are consequences to being bilingual and can have improvements in language. When a person knows two or more languages- both languages are active at the same time. A person’s brain would automatically think about a few words that begin the same way the word being said is. If a person hears the word “act”, the other words that are initiated are active, activity, or action. This is because the productivity (number of messages that can be formed) starts before the entire word is being said, the sound comes in sequential order. With a bilingual person, the person is not limited to thinking in one language.Just hearing a word activates comparable words no matter which language it is in. The improvements in language can help with processing information to make it easier for learning. They can learn a third-language faster and easier than a person learning a second language. A monolingual person does not have the best ability to focus on the new language’s information, because they can not reduce the intervention of the only language known to them.

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Only knowing one language is a part of life but knowing more than one is a privilege. It is a privilege because you have the ability to sharpen your cognitive skills, switch between tasks better, and can delay neurological disorders. All of these advantages are the reason why people want to know and learn more languages. They are important and helpful assets to life, not only for the brain but also in life. It helps to know more languages when traveling and with jobs. It just increases the number of places and positions that are available. These reasons prove that being bilingual is beneficial.

 

https://www.dana.org/article/the-cognitive-benefits-of-being-bilingual/

https://www.grandviewelementary.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=273447&type=d&pREC_ID=603239

 

1 thought on “Is It Beneficial to be Bilingual?

  1. estreete

    You have picked such a great topic. I have always heard how being bilingual positively impacts many, but I have never truly understood the benefits. I wish that I had grown up in a bilingual household, and hope to speak to my kids some day in both Spanish and English.

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