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Learning a new language can have a number of cognitive benefits, as people who speak more than one language improve their problem-solving skills, concentration and ability to multitask. Bilingual people are better able to switch between different tasks and not be distracted by changes in their environment than monolingual people.
What makes you interested in learning a second language? Have you ever wondered what in ways you might benefit from learning a second language? For many people it is to make travelling easier and more fun. For others it is connecting with their extended family, learning about their heritage, or
Have you ever wondered what the personal and social benefits of learning a second language might be? Learning languages is seen as a bit of a weird hobby in Australia. As someone fluent in 2 languages, somewhat conversational in 2 more, and who ‘dabbles’ all the time in languages for
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It can be difficult keeping up the motivation to learn languages, because anything worth doing takes time, and languages are no different. This tweet appeared on my twitter feed a while ago… I guess I lost my motivation to learn languages. 😥 I mean I thought I was taking a
Last weekend I had some fun learning Yoruba during the #LangJam Challenge. Because Yoruba is not a language I particularly am interested in, I wasn’t too concerned about making much progress in the language. Instead, I took the opportunity to simply familiarise myself with the language a bit, and have
Another chance to dabble in a new language for a weekend with #LanguageJam! July’s Jam is from a selection of Indigenous Languages, in honour of the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages. This Jam I drew Yoruba – here’s some fun facts. Yoruba is a language spoken in Western
It’s July! The second half of the year is upon us June In Review BIBLICAL HEBREW Vocab Memrise course, 4 x 30 mins/week Done Course Textbook & Workbook 2 chapters/day revision Done I’m quite relieved to be done with Hebrew A. It was a wholly unsatisfying experience, but – a
June is upon us, and exams are fast approaching! My language learning goals are looking suspiciously like “ah, quick, cram for this exam!” although honestly… it’s a bit late for that! May In Review BIBLICAL HEBREW Vocab Memrise course, 4 x 30 mins/week Done Course Textbook & Workbook 2 chapters/week