- Support IST
Yes. The ability to converse in another language is an obvious advantage in situations where the immersion language is essential or just helpful, such as for international travel, business, or study abroad inter alia. Researchers have shown that learning in one language enhances learning in another in that there will be a transfer of information, skills, and approaches to problems between the two languages the individual uses. In addition, research also indicates that learning more than one language “stretches” the brain leading to a general increase in intellectual and academic achievement. Finally, fluency in more than one language offers access to the culture(s) and literature(s) of those languages, and it is our firmly held belief that such knowledge leads to understanding and that understanding leads to peace.
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