Multilingualism Can Boost Your Career, And More Feel-Good News For Language Lovers

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Welcome to Babbel On, our monthly roundup of inspiring, motivating and enlightening articles for language lovers.

Speaking A Second Language Makes You Better At Your Job End-of-year language learning bonus, anyone?

Bookmark this to send to your boss before your annual review. Quartz writes that people who speak more than one language make the best employees because of their ability to come up with more innovative solutions and ideas. The reason for this is because of greater multicultural awareness, as well as structural differences in the bilingual brain that contribute to greater cognitive benefits, including improved concentration and working memory.

Even If You're Not Fluent, You Can Still See Benefits At Work But you do need to keep practicing.

For more on why you’re a better employee now, check out this Fast Company article about how the process of learning a new language helps your brain, even if you never achieve fluency.

You Haven't Forgotten The Language You Learned As A Child It's in there somewhere, and it can help you keep learning.

Your brain has a real knack for remembering things that happened a long time ago, just like that friend who never lets you forget the time you threw up at the carnival. But unlike that friend, your brain is actually doing something useful, and this is good news for language learners. Scientific American reports on a study showing that the languages we were exposed to at a very young age stay with us into adulthood. Even if we don’t actively remember these languages, this early exposure makes it easier to relearn them as adults.

You Need To Read This 7th Grader's Poem About Being Multilingual "I hug the tasty syllables of my language." This girl is going places.

“No one can tell us that multilingualism isn’t worth it. My generation is global, and our geography doesn’t have any borders.” This poem by a 7th grader about how being multilingual expands her universe is the pick-me-up you need right now. The kids are alright.

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