the bilingual advantage – new york times

A recent New York Times article talks about the advantages of bilingualism. Anyone who knows me/knows my blog will know that I’m a huge advocate of foreign language studies and believe everyone should be [at least] conversational – in at least two languages (see my response a few months ago to colleges cutting back on language programs). In the NYT piece, cognitive neuroscientist Ellen Bialystok talks about some of the advantages of speaking a second language. Among these are improved multitasking capabilities and delayed onset of Alzheimer’s.

Read the full NYT article here. Read the details of the Alzheimer’s study here.