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Where French language can take you

Video (Run time: 23 mn) TV chef Simon Rimmer explores the variety of careers and opportunities available to those who speak languages. He meets people from a range of professions and chats to them about how languages have helped them to get where they are today.  

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Bilingualism sharpens the mind

Article in The New York Times, 30 May 2011 by Claudia Dreifus A cognitive neuroscientist, Ellen Bialystok has spent almost 40 years learning about how bilingualism sharpens the mind. Her good news: Among other benefits, the regular use of two languages appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. Dr. Bialystok, 62, a distinguished research […]

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Speak four languages in a few years!

Article in Lifehacker, 19 April 2012 Gabriel Wyner was tasked with learning four languages in the past few years for his career as an opera singer, and in the process landed on “a pretty damn good method for language learning that you can do in limited amounts of spare time.” From his point of view, the learning […]

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Why bilinguals are smarter

Article in The New York Times, 17 March 2012 by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of […]

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Why learn French?

Why learn French? > 200 million people in the world understand, speak, read or write French > French is spoken in over 43 countries in the World > Speaking a new language helps you to get to know and understand another culture > Understanding French enhances your travel opportunities > French is the language of […]

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