Languages Build Intercultural CompetenciesHow Languages Build Cultural Competencies:

  • Second-language learners demonstrate enhanced development of self-awareness as well as more positive attitudes and openness to other languages and their speakers and cultures.
  • Second-language learners often show fewer cultural prejudices and negative stereotypes.
  • Second-language learning has potential for fostering intercultural dialogue and easing antagonism between conflicting sides.

The above statements come from the Literature on the Impact of Second-Language Learning (2017).

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