An MLA infographic shows the benefits of multilingualism for all ages.
As we get older and seek out more education and job opportunities, fluency in more than one language proves to be a helpful skill: bilingualism has been linked to greater academic performance in college and to higher lifetime earnings.
For seniors, studies show that knowing more than one language is healthy for the brain. Fluency in more than one language has proven beneficial to Alzheimer’s patients and to individuals who have suffered strokes; they experience better brain function and recover more quickly than monolinguals.
Learning a language at any age is good for your brain!