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How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance

The following is an excerpt from this issue of the CLEAR newsletter.  Please click the link below to read the full article.

How learning a new language improves tolerance

There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language have less likelihood of developing dementia.

Additionally, the bilingual brain becomes better at filtering out distractions, and learning multiple languages improves creativity. Evidence also shows that learning subsequent languages is easier than learning the first foreign language.

Unfortunately, not all American universities consider learning foreign languages a worthwhile investment.

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