Merci! Gracias! Arigato! Pick a second language, and your brain will thank you for the benefits. More than one study notes that being bilingual can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s by as much as four years.
As you delay trips to foreign lands, use the time to brush up on a language you learned in school or begin a course on a language you’ve always wanted to try. Someday you’ll be traveling overseas again, and when you do, your newfound language could help you develop international friendships.
Studies show that learning a foreign language can improve your brain’s functionality, and who doesn’t wish to be smarter? Another study showed that those who speak more than one language are more likely to make rational decisions. Your first new sound decision can be to sign up for that dream trip once we can fly overseas again.
New language apps available for your phone, laptop, or tablet make learning more fun than those boring vocabulary lists from high school. New programs use games as a fun way to learn, and others include live classes and conversations with native speakers.