I want to emphasize how helpful it could be knowing another language and traveling outside of the country. I would like to get different perspectives from researchers and individuals have had an experience outside of the United States and because they were multilingual, the transition to a new country wasn’t as difficult as it would be if they only spoke one language.
In this video, I wanted to discuss the misconceptions of being multilingual. Although learning a new language for everyone isn’t the same, it is something that is definitely obtainable. Many people believe that it is just too hard to fluently speak more then one language, but according to my sources this is not true. There are also plenty of ways to go about learning a new language. With technology being as advanced as it is there are videos that can walk people through step by step as well as books just in case people want to learn outside of the classroom.
Cognitive effects on early bilingualism and growing up globally opens so many opportunities that will put a person ahead by gaining knowledge about different cultures early. Evidence shows that multilingualism in children helps develop higher cognitive abilities which can be enhanced with proficiency. In these interviews, I spoke to people who have worked with kids, and discussed the differences they have seen in children who are multilingual compared to children who aren’t. They also discussed their own experience with diversity and how being multilingual has helped them in life. Being exposed to more than one language and having an understanding of other cultures can only better a person in life.
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Having diversity in directors and the staff at schools helps to guide students into a new culture and learn more about it. This helps them to become more social in the world to not being limited to just one culture. This will only definitely better a person in many different avenues and expand their social lives.
In this video multilingualism is being discussed regarding how it can offer a person more job opportunities. Employers see this as a benefit simply because the way we view the world around us is influenced by the structure of our language. This is also a great characteristic to have to expand your communication and not being limited to just one language.
Multilingual can also have multiple personalities. It has to do with different languages being harder to grasp and understand than others. The way a certain language is spoken may come off as blunt or aggressive. Sometimes this could be confusing when trying to express oneself especially if that person’s language didn’t express their emotions.
In this video people have discussed different perks of multilingual and different advantages offered in the work force. The people that I have interviewed explained how speaking more than one language can enhance your life in terms of traveling and in terms of pay. When it comes to traveling multilingualism offers the advantage of being more social which can help in terms of networking and just getting around a different country. Multilingualism can also help increase a person’s salary at a job or even offer them a more superior position. This is also a good look on a person’s resume and increases their chances of getting hired for a job.
In this video Amanda McClain will be discussing information about Alzheimer disease. There are numerous ways to develop this disease as well as many ways to treat it. The disease starts off with people not being able to remember things that recently took place and names of familiar objects. As time goes on symptoms will eventually intervene with ones capability to take care of oneself. Speaking more than one language is something that can prevent a person from developing Alzheimer as quickly as someone who only speaks one language. There are plenty of activities recommended to help with this issue such as cooking, playing video games and even solving a puzzle.