Many presume bilingual education can level the academic playing field for English learners, but one UC Davis professor calls foul on current practices.
Bilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they're not designed for, according to a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Parlez-vous français? If you were quick at learning foreign languages at school, it could be because your brain has an enhanced ability to remember sequences.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Learning a foreign language literally changes the way we see the world, according to new research.
Mastering a second language can pump up your brain in ways that seem to delay getting Alzheimer's disease later on, scientists said Friday.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers from the University of Montreal and McGill University have discovered a type of "cellular bilingualism" a phenomenon that allows a single neuron to use two different methods of ...
Once likened to a confusing tower of Babel, speaking more than one language can actually bolster brain function by serving as a mental gymnasium, according to researchers.
(PhysOrg.com) -- People fluent in sign language may simultaneously keep words and signs in their minds as they read, according to an international team of researchers.
A Canadian science team has found more dramatic evidence that speaking two languages can help delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by as much as five years.
The language we speak may influence not only our thoughts, but our implicit preferences as well. That's the finding of a study by Harvard psychologists, who found that bilingual individuals opinions of different ethnic ...