Why Learning a Language Helps your Brain

There are over seven thousand languages that exist all over the world. The four most spoken languages are English, Mandarin, Hindi and Spanish. Learning a second language allows you to be a part of a community of people with a common trait with a unique culture. The ability to learn a new language allows for … Continue reading Why Learning a Language Helps your Brain

The New Cultural Competency: Cultural Competemility

In recent years, people have been using this buzzword of "Cultural Competence" to define an understanding of various cultures, traditions and beliefs. However, a recent article suggests a new paradigm of thought that is a result of an intersection between cultural competence and cultural humility in a "synergistic relationship."

How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky

A different language is a different vision of life-Federico Fellini Language is so powerful that it is able to alter our worldview. It affects what we decide to focus on, and that influences our experience and thoughts. The language you speak changes and manipulates what you are able to conjure up and think about, including … Continue reading How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky