Bilingualism Benefits

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Bilinguality does not only benefits young children and adolescents, but also older adults. Speaking more than one language in older adults makes the cognition to reserve it 's self meaning that the brain network enhances brain function during aging.It keeps the cognitive mechanism sharp and recruit the older brain networks that became damaged during aging.Their brains become improves with that so does the memory and executive control. With aging other medical conditions can come along, but being bilingual can protect and delay from that. Most knows common illnesses in older adulthood is Alzheimer 's disease. With the survey bilingual patients reported that their symptoms come up around the age of 78 meanwhile the monolingual patients their…show more content…
According to the article "Bilingualism in the early years: What the Science Says " by Krista Byers Heimlein and Casey Lew Williams talks about a book called the Bilingual Edge (King & Mackey, 2009), and articles such as The Power of the Bilingual Brain (TIME Magazine; Kluger, 2013) in which they discuss the benefit of being bilingual.One of the most beneficial benefit of children knowing more than one language is that they will be able to travel to many different places, find jobs, communicate with others.Bilngial people also show greater advantages when it comes to social understanding. If you are a teacher and you know more than one language it will be better for you to understand others, their thoughts, intentions and perspectives.Whne it comes to switching between different activities bilingual individual perform better than monolingual due to their previously learned responses. Also this article shows that toddlers and infants as well show better cognitive benefits of being bilingual.Some evidence shows that bilingual infant has a higher advantage in some part of their memory by making generalization from one event to a later event ( Brito and Barr 2012). Early development of more than one language has other benefits that are outside of the linguistic spectrum, but an early development of the theory of mind (Kovacs
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