Why Learning a Language Helps your Brain

There are over seven thousand languages that exist all over the world. The four most spoken languages are English, Mandarin, Hindi and Spanish. Learning a second language allows you to be a part of a community of people with a common trait with a unique culture. The ability to learn a new language allows forContinue reading “Why Learning a Language Helps your Brain”

The New Cultural Competency: Cultural Competemility

In recent years, people have been using this buzzword of “Cultural Competence” to define an understanding of various cultures, traditions and beliefs. However, a recent article suggests a new paradigm of thought that is a result of an intersection between cultural competence and cultural humility in a “synergistic relationship.”

Why Learning a Language Should be a Mandatory K-12 Prerequisite in the United States

In the US only 20% of students learn a foreign language. In some US states the proportion of students studying a language is as low as 9%. Despite this, There is a high demand for foreign language skills among U.S. employers (90 percent) with projections that this need will continue to grow.

How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

A different language is a different vision of life-Federico Fellini Language is so powerful that it is able to alter our worldview. It affects what we decide to focus on, and that influences our experience and thoughts. The language you speak changes and manipulates what you are able to conjure up and think about, includingContinue reading “How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky”

How to Study Efficiently: Feynman Technique

Physicist Richard Feynman is credited with the creation of the Feynman technique. It revolves around explaining a concept in simple language as if you were teaching it to someone else.

An Introduction to Poland

Learning languages and more about various cultures can help to inform how you approach conversations with people from backgrounds that differ from your own.

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