10 Proven Benefits of Learning a Second Language

1. One of the benefits of learning a second language is that it can help make you smarter

Well, yes, but no. While intelligence is a broad topic, there are no studies that suggest that speaking two languages actually makes you more intelligent. However, studies have shown that speaking two languages makes our brains work harder and uses more cognitive processes.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1038/nrn3709
PMID: 19729156

One study has revealed that children who are bilingual are better at solving puzzles in comparison to children who are monolingual.3✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0811323106

So how does it work? Speaking two languages exercises our brains and can help make them more efficient.

Learning A Second Language Can Help Make You Smarter

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