3 June 2014

Learning languages makes you smarter

Bilingual people are smarter, and it doesn’t matter when you learn a new language according to this recent study.

To quote the article, 

“Findings showed that those who spoke more than one language tested better on intelligence tests, regardless of when the second language was picked up.”

Now that should be motivation to get cracking on your language study.

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  1. Posted June 7, 2014 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    I very well agree with your pinion, learning many languages definitely makes anyone smarter.

  2. Colin Johnstone
    Posted June 8, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Hi Steve, I just posted on a pre-historic post of yours. I don’t know if you still get notification emails from such old threads, so I figured I would stick a link to it here.


  3. Posted September 15, 2014 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing this interesting fact with us. I’m wondering if learning a 3rd language also makes you smarter? Would love to get your take on that.

  4. Spark
    Posted October 8, 2014 at 1:53 am | Permalink


  5. Posted November 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    I know bilingual and trilingual people who are very very stupid.

  6. MM
    Posted November 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Hey Steve you haven’t posted anything new since june, what’s going on :-) ? I love your insights on language learning and knowing about your progress with your Target language !!!

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