The Benefits of Being Bilingual

 

 

  • By CRISTINA COSTANTINI

 

It was once thought that learning a second language too early could inhibit a child’s acquisition of a primary language. However, new research suggests that our brains actually are strengthened by speaking more than one language.

Inspired by wave of YouTube explainer videos over the past couple of years like the Draw My Life series, ASAP Science and RSA Animate among others, I decided to try my (very untrained) hand at this whiteboard explainer game with a video on bilingualism — a subject close to hearts and minds of many Latinos in the U.S. like myself.

Check out our video above and for more on bilingualsim take a look at this infographic byVisual.Ly and the reporting of Yudhijit Bhattacharjee for The New York Times.

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