Ser #bilingüe trae aparejado beneficios a nivel cognitivo, #social, #cultural y #profesional. Ser bilingüe abre puertas que traspasan el límite de la #comunicación. Saber dos o más #idiomas puede cambiar la forma de vida. En primer lugar, a nivel cognitivo ser bilingüe aumenta la capacidad de concentración, la habilidad de resolver problemas y el funcionamiento de la memoria. Además favorece el desarrollo metalingüístico que permite una mayor comprensión de la estructura del
What will you watch this weekend? I was pleasantly surprised (and I admit I’m a little late to the party here) by two films I recently watched, these being #Maleficent and #Frozen. There are two threads in both #films that I found particularly pleasing: the focus on non-romantic love and the #feminism which both display. I had heard that Frozen had caused a bit of a storm in a teacup amongst some for one particular scene and now having watched it, I applaud it wholeheartedly.
A vintage turntable and a dozen vinyl records can offer so much more than a #computer with access to every song in the world! Those who prefer to use a turntable, choose carefully what artist they listen to. The #album should match the time of day; their current mood; and even helps energise them with what they are doing. They neither skip #songs nor jump to the end of the album. They enjoy listening to the whole album as it was planned by the artist. Meanwhile, those who lis
Britain has long been #stereotyped as a lazy #nation who refuses to learn other languages because ‘everyone else speaks #English’. However, in recent years, research from #Travel Supermarket has shown one in four Brits try to learn the #local language whilst on holiday, and only 10% of Brits believe they needn’t bother learning other languages compared to 12% of our American cousins. Whether it is to improve #job prospects or to maintain a #cross cultural #romance, there has
What will your next read be? Here’s my recommendation. I recently took ‘Us’ with me whilst on a city break to #Edinburgh. I fell in #love with Nicholls #writing after ‘One Day’ and ‘Starter for Ten’, both wonderful comic tragedies that leave you feeling wrung out emotionally, but in that good way a really fantastic novel does. ‘Us’ does not start quite as promisingly, at least not for me, but as you progress and begin to get a feel for the rhythm of the novel, it quickly pre
"Language is what makes humans human". That pretty much answers the question. Human life, whether you look at it from an economic, #social, scientific or another angle, is made possible through language. Roughly said, that’s the core of the eloquent message broadcast by the brilliant cognitive scientist, linguist and Harvard professor of #psychology, Steven Pinker. In a #London Real interview, he was asked perhaps one of the most hated and dreaded questions among linguists a