Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

In a recent story in the New York Times (link below), the benefits of bilingualism were spelled out in a very comprehensive way. The benefits are now scientifically traceable from infancy to old age.

The article is not written in an overly scientific register but here are some Plain English translations of what you will find there (a link to the story is provided below):

It makes your cognitive muscles stronger.

It gives infants more cognitive functionality than their monolingual peers.

It gives you the ability to think more quickly and hold more information.

It delays dementia in old age.

So, go be bilingual!