Saturday, March 30, 2013

Stop Dementia by Learning a Second Language!

A study showed that bilingualism may delay dementia by three to fours years. This means you can add three to four additional years of life quality if you can speak at least a second language fluently. Being bilingual obliges the brain to juggle with words, patterns, sounds and structures from different languages, thus involving multi-tasking, concentration and brain flexibility at the highest level. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Why Should I Learn a Language Online?

1. You can learn anytime you want, 24/7, and even on weekends and holidays. As the internet has no limits and there are teachers in all timezones, you can choose the time that is convenient for you and at your preferred frequency.

2. You can learn from anywhere you want: from home, from the office, from the hotel you are at or even at the pool or the beach, as long as you have access to the internet, a computer and ideally a headset.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

telc German language examinations

The German telc examinations adhere to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) and can be taken by children, students and professionals alike as there is an exam that suits the needs of a wide variety of individuals. The table below gives an overview of how many teaching units are required to be able to pass the corresponding exam.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

How Newborns Learn Languages

Newborns are not confused by 2 different languages they are taught from birth onwards. Learning 2 native languages will even help them learn new languages as they get older.

In the past, people were concerned about babies being exposed to two languages in their early childhood. Bilingualism was looked upon with suspicion and children lost the valuable opportunity to learn two or even more languages with perfection. It will never be as easy as learning a language than when you are a child which is why nowadays there are numerous books and articles written about the subject multilingualism. Kids are able to acquire up to 4 native languages without having any disadvantage over their monolingual friends.