Languages Build SocietiesHow Languages Build Societies:

  • Second-language learners demonstrate enhanced empathy, awareness of diversity, tolerance of difference and a greater sense of social justice.
  • Learning second languages encourages learners to embrace scientific, social and
    environmental ideas originating from other parts of the world.
  • Second-language learning promotes international dialogue, collaboration and
    engaged global citizenship.
  • Second-language learning promotes the development of cultural identities and contributes to a deeper appreciation for the transmission of culture through language.

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

Read Why Learn Languages? Languages Build Societies – a short summary of the benefits of learning a second language.

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