Episode 8: Cognitive Benefits and Practical Strategies of Language Learning

Julian interviews JP, a polyglot and language professor, about practical language learning strategies as well as the cognitive benefits of learning a second (and eventually third) language. They discuss their personal journeys and experiences while explaining some of the neuroscience behind language learning. Finally, they offer practical advice on how to get started and how to personalize an individual learning program.

Language difficulties according to the Foreign Service Institute

Language learning tools discussed in this episode

“Smart Flashcards” https://ankiweb.net/about



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Further reading



There is a correlation between bilingualism and memory skills.

There is a correlation between bilingualism and the offset of age-related cognitive losses.

There is evidence bilingualism correlates with increased cognitive development and abilities.


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