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JANV.
2015

(English) Does Being Bilingual Really Make a Difference?

Désolé, cet article est seulement disponible en Anglais Américain.

April is an e-marketing specialist, English instructor and freelance writer living in Grenoble, France.
  1. Pauline Burke Répondre

    Nice article. I am an Irish woman living in Valencia. I have learned Irish, English, French, Castillano, Hindi and Urdu. Now I only speak English and Castillano. My son goes to a Spanish primary school where they teach lessons through Valenciano, learns Castillano and English as second languages and speaks all three languages fluently.
    I teach English as a hobby. I love languages and learning about different culltures.

  2. Zach Beaulieu Répondre

    Hello! I’m an American man, born and raised in Maine, where I grew up in a bilingual (French/English) household. The French my parents spoke was not taught to me by them. Rather I had to learn Parisian French in school and university by my own will to carry on my family’s French heritage.

    One thing that I found through learning my second language is that it became easier for me to make associations between things and ideas. This skill I believe to be due to the augmentation of vocabulary over multiple languages, which in my years in university included Latin, Polish, Italian, and Russian. If one word for some reason eluded me, it was common that I could create a path to it through another language, as I had once before established an association between those two, three or even four words.

    The ability to do this helped me immensely through my studies and in the workplace. And it is for this reason that I will always support the desire someone may have to become bilingual. The application of such knowledge in my daily life has proven to be quite precious.

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