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Challenge ageing by learning a language

Research shows that learning another language in later life can be neuroprotective.

A study reported in Frontiers in Neuroscience found that after four months of second language learning “robust effects in terms of brain connectivity, global cognition functioning, and brain plasticity” were observed in the brains of older adults.

So “Thanks to the adaptive and plastic structure of our brain, even late in the elderly, the brain is able to respond dynamically to cognitive challenges.

Which means learning another language “may represent a potentially helpful cognitive intervention for promoting healthy aging.

No wonder Jeanette, Valentina and other older learners are motivated to keep going with their language learning.

Need a hand to set up and stick to your DIY language project? I can help.

© Christina Wielgolawski