We have previously written about the benefits of learning a foreign language on this blog. Among the various benefits of being bilingual are improved decision-making, improved memory, stalled onset of dementia, and improved critical thinking. But one of the more important … [Read more...] about Being Bilingual Can Slow Down Brain Ageing and Mental Decline
The benefits of learning a foreign language have been well-documented. It changes the brain, improves memory, and stalls dementia. But psychologists have found one peculiar thing learning a second language does to us, it makes us take more risk. … [Read more...] about What Does Learning a Foreign Language Have to Do with Risk-Taking?
Meet New Yorker, Tim Doner, the polygloth teen who can speak 23 languages so far. The first question that he was asked in this interview is "[D]o you just have a brain for it?" in which he responsds "I don't think so. I find that most of the time it takes a fair amount of work … [Read more...] about Teen Who Can Speak Over 20 Languages to Date
When I was in college (which was not too long ago), it seemed like every student, including me, had a laptop in front of them in lecture, carefully typing down everything word coming out of the professor's mouth. But it left me wondering, although typing is invariably faster … [Read more...] about Should You Take Notes by Writing or Typing?
According to the 2003 research paper Online Learning: A Learner’s Guide by Guglielno and Guglielno, success in education depends on two main traits: technical competence and efficient self-directed learning. While technical comprehension is easy to grasp with time, self-direction … [Read more...] about How to Become a Great Self-Learner