Executive Summary – Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning
In 2016, the Second Languages and Intercultural Council (SLIC) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT), initiated a review of the literature to examine the impacts of second language learning. SLIC and CASLT collaborated with the University of Calgary’s Language Research Centre and called upon Dr. Mary Grantham O’Brien to oversee this project. Dr. Grantham O’Brien and her team of researchers reviewed the recent literature in the following areas: cognition, academics, personal life, society at large, economics, and intercultural understanding. SLIC and CASLT are excited to launch this review with the latest findings from cutting-edge research to LWB conference attendees.